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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 48 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.06% 1.42% 1.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.27% 9.23% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £16.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+96.50% -40.18%
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
55 65 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 14.59% 15.33% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 1
Average daily rate £673 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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
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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bath - 1 £80 - 1
Taunton - - - - 2
Yeovil - - - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SLA
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (20.00%) ATDD
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ATG
4 2 (20.00%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (20.00%) Replication
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) WebLogic

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (20.00%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Hudson
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) MSI
3 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) ATDD
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) ATG
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) hybris
3 1 (10.00%) Novell