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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Somerset
Rank 25 27 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 12 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.82% 5.45% 2.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 44.74% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 6
Median daily rate £352 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £256 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £330 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £359 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £36.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +6.19%

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
16 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.43% 12.18% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 19
Median daily rate £387 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £590 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +75.00%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +2 7 £350 +8.94% 1
Bath -9 1 £350 - 2
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (71.43%) .NET
3 19 (67.86%) Automated Testing
4 18 (64.29%) Scrum
4 18 (64.29%) C#
4 18 (64.29%) Kanban
5 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 14 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 14 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
6 13 (46.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (46.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
7 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
8 11 (39.29%) TDD
8 11 (39.29%) Line Management
9 10 (35.71%) Pair Programming
10 9 (32.14%) NServiceBus
11 8 (28.57%) WPF
12 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
12 6 (21.43%) SQL
12 6 (21.43%) MVC
12 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (21.43%) BDD
12 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
12 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
13 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
13 5 (17.86%) Cucumber

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 9 (32.14%) NServiceBus
2 4 (14.29%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (10.71%) Apache Spark
3 3 (10.71%) IIS
4 2 (7.14%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) Kerberos
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
1 2 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) Apache Hive
3 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
3 3 (10.71%) HBase
4 1 (3.57%) DTS
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
4 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (3.57%) NUnit
6 1 (3.57%) Selenium
6 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
1 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
5 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) WPF Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Designer
8 1 (3.57%) Digital Designer
8 1 (3.57%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (3.57%) QA Automation Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Web Content Designer
8 1 (3.57%) Web Content Writer
8 1 (3.57%) Web Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (28.57%) WPF
4 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
6 4 (14.29%) WF
7 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Copywriting
1 1 (3.57%) Data Conversion
1 1 (3.57%) Social Media
1 1 (3.57%) Statistics
1 1 (3.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) Automated Testing
3 18 (64.29%) Kanban
3 18 (64.29%) Scrum
4 14 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 13 (46.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
7 11 (39.29%) Line Management
7 11 (39.29%) TDD
8 10 (35.71%) Pair Programming
9 6 (21.43%) BDD
9 6 (21.43%) MVC
10 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
10 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
11 4 (14.29%) Workflow
12 3 (10.71%) Continuous Deployment
12 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (7.14%) Automation Testing
13 2 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) HDFS
2 2 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.57%) Reuters