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 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.83% 2.10% 0.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 15.91% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £233 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.36% +5.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
13 44 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.42% 13.17% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 35 53
Median daily rate £376 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £511 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £27.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Weston-super-Mare - 1 £325 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 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 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Selenium
4 3 (27.27%) Android
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) User Experience
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) QGIS
6 1 (9.09%) GeoServer
6 1 (9.09%) Spatial Data
6 1 (9.09%) Microservices
6 1 (9.09%) GitLab
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile Development
6 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
6 1 (9.09%) PostGIS
6 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 1 (9.09%) Gradle
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) eggPlant

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 (9.09%) GeoServer
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
1 1 (9.09%) QGIS
1 1 (9.09%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) eggPlant
2 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
2 1 (9.09%) GitLab
2 1 (9.09%) Gradle
2 1 (9.09%) JBehave
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) WATIR
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) QA Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Project Planner
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (9.09%) GIS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) PostGIS
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Microservices
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Development
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PMP
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) ATG
1 1 (9.09%) hybris
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) SAP