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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 40 52
Contract jobs citing QA 0 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 1.67% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 13.33% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £344 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-60.40% +91.02%
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
11 45 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.51% 12.53% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 33 65
Median daily rate £376 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £474 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Android
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) User Experience
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) WATIR

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 1 (7.69%) GeoServer
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) QGIS
1 1 (7.69%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) eggPlant
2 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
2 1 (7.69%) GitLab
2 1 (7.69%) Gradle
2 1 (7.69%) JBehave
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) WATIR
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) QA Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (7.69%) GIS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) PostGIS
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
1 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) ATG
1 1 (7.69%) hybris
1 1 (7.69%) SAP