The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.49% 1.28% 0.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.42% 25.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£344 £263 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -52.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-23.83% -16.27%
QA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
48 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 14.29% 5.13% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 7 3
Average daily rate £485 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £258 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £580 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Somerset region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Somerset region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

QA
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 3 £363 - 2
Street - 1 £325 -
Taunton - - - - 2
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (27.27%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
4 2 (18.18%) SAP ERP
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) Scala
4 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (18.18%) Escenic
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (18.18%) Big Data
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) Java RMI

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) CMS
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (18.18%) Escenic
2 2 (18.18%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 2 (18.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
2 1 (9.09%) Mockito
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (9.09%) TestNG
2 1 (9.09%) EasyMock
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Java Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) Java RMI
3 2 (18.18%) LAMP
3 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
3 2 (18.18%) Spring
3 2 (18.18%) JSF
3 2 (18.18%) Ajax
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (18.18%) J2EE
3 2 (18.18%) EJB
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) Struts
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
1 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) UML
3 2 (18.18%) OOP
3 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (18.18%) RUP
3 2 (18.18%) ERP
3 2 (18.18%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) ABAP
4 1 (9.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) JBoss
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy