The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 11 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.66% 7.33% 3.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.71% 45.90% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 10
Median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £324 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £390 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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
17 61 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.20% 15.97% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 44 38
Median daily rate £355 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +8 6 £350 +0.71% 1
Bath +3 3 £350 - 2
Yeovil - 1 - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for QA.

1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) .NET
3 15 (68.18%) Automated Testing
4 14 (63.64%) Kanban
4 14 (63.64%) C#
4 14 (63.64%) Scrum
5 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (45.45%) .NET Framework
6 10 (45.45%) Unit Testing
7 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
7 9 (40.91%) Line Management
8 8 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
8 8 (36.36%) Pair Programming
9 7 (31.82%) TDD
10 6 (27.27%) SQL
10 6 (27.27%) NServiceBus
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
11 5 (22.73%) BDD
11 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
11 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
11 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
11 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
11 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
12 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
12 4 (18.18%) WPF

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) NServiceBus
2 4 (18.18%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (13.64%) IIS
4 2 (9.09%) CMS
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.55%) DTS
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) HBase
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
2 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Developer
3 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Tester
5 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Project Planner
6 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Digital Content Designer
7 1 (4.55%) Hadoop Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
5 4 (18.18%) WF
5 4 (18.18%) WPF
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Copywriting
1 1 (4.55%) Social Media
1 1 (4.55%) Statistics
1 1 (4.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Automated Testing
3 14 (63.64%) Kanban
3 14 (63.64%) Scrum
4 10 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Line Management
6 8 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (36.36%) Pair Programming
6 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 7 (31.82%) TDD
8 5 (22.73%) BDD
8 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Workflow
10 2 (9.09%) MVC
10 2 (9.09%) Project Management
11 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
11 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
1 1 (4.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Within IR35
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £30 to £40 per hour 30-40 ph (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago