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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 49 33
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.13% 0.82% 0.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.95% 7.69% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£344 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £18.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.79% +0.69%
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
39 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 11.85% 10.68% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 2
Average daily rate £425 £488 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +20.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.73% +18.57%

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 30 July 2015. 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
Taunton - 5 £344 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Content Management
2 4 (57.14%) Wiki
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) GIS
3 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
4 2 (28.57%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (28.57%) Grunt
4 2 (28.57%) Android Development
4 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) Sass

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Grunt
1 2 (28.57%) gulp
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Author
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Author
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Sass
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Wiki
2 3 (42.86%) GIS
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Content Management
2 2 (28.57%) Android Development
2 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft