The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / South West
Rank 51 54 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +25
Contract jobs citing QA 89 107 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.47% 3.64% 1.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.13% 27.30% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 66 46
Median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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 South West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
277 392 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.80% 13.33% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 270 219
Median daily rate £403 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the South West region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the South West region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

QA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

QA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 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
Bristol +15 30 £383 +17.69% 16
Wiltshire +2 21 £288 -10.15% 9
Somerset +3 12 £352 +8.38% 3
Gloucestershire -2 10 £350 +7.69% 4
Devon -8 4 £300 -17.24% 1
Dorset -1 1 £363 +16.00% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 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 South West region with a requirement for QA.

1 102 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.16%) .NET
3 56 (29.63%) C#
4 51 (26.98%) Scrum
5 39 (20.63%) Finance
6 36 (19.05%) Kanban
7 35 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 34 (17.99%) TDD
9 32 (16.93%) BDD
10 31 (16.40%) Project Management
11 30 (15.87%) Automated Testing
11 30 (15.87%) Security Cleared
12 29 (15.34%) MVC
13 28 (14.81%) .NET Framework
13 28 (14.81%) Unit Testing
14 27 (14.29%) ASP.NET
15 26 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 23 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (12.17%) User Experience
16 23 (12.17%) JavaScript
17 22 (11.64%) SQL
17 22 (11.64%) Windows
18 20 (10.58%) SDLC
18 20 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
18 20 (10.58%) SC Cleared
19 19 (10.05%) Software Engineering
20 18 (9.52%) Microsoft
20 18 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
21 17 (8.99%) Continuous Delivery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 13 (6.88%) NServiceBus
2 11 (5.82%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.17%) K2 blackpearl
3 6 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.65%) CMS
4 5 (2.65%) IIS
4 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.59%) Apache
5 3 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.59%) JBoss
5 3 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.06%) Confluence
6 2 (1.06%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.53%) ATG Dynamo
7 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (2.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.06%) Primavera
3 2 (1.06%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.06%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.06%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.53%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.82%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (5.29%) GitHub
5 7 (3.70%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.59%) IaaS
6 3 (1.59%) Office 365
7 2 (1.06%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.17%) Firewall
2 5 (2.65%) Network Security
3 3 (1.59%) Internet
3 3 (1.59%) NAS
3 3 (1.59%) SAN
4 2 (1.06%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.06%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.06%) LDAP
4 2 (1.06%) Skype
4 2 (1.06%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.06%) VoIP
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) Extranet
5 1 (0.53%) FTP
5 1 (0.53%) LAN
5 1 (0.53%) SNMP
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) VPN
5 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.41%) Hadoop
3 11 (5.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (5.29%) NoSQL
5 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.59%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.59%) Endeca
7 3 (1.59%) HBase
7 3 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.59%) Redis
7 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.06%) DTS
8 2 (1.06%) MySQL
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.53%) GIS
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (8.99%) Selenium
3 16 (8.47%) Cucumber
4 15 (7.94%) JIRA
5 12 (6.35%) Git (software)
6 11 (5.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (5.82%) TeamCity
7 8 (4.23%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.23%) WebDriver
8 7 (3.70%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.17%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.65%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (2.65%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.59%) ReSharper
12 2 (1.06%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.06%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.06%) Sahi
12 2 (1.06%) Subversion
12 2 (1.06%) WATIR
General
1 39 (20.63%) Finance
2 11 (5.82%) Manufacturing
2 11 (5.82%) Marketing
2 11 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.76%) Electronics
4 7 (3.70%) Banking
5 3 (1.59%) Publishing
6 2 (1.06%) Advertising
6 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.06%) Automotive
6 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.06%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Military
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (19.58%) Developer
2 34 (17.99%) Tester
3 23 (12.17%) .NET Developer
4 20 (10.58%) Analyst
5 16 (8.47%) QA Tester
6 15 (7.94%) C# Developer
7 11 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (5.82%) Test Analyst
8 10 (5.29%) Software Tester
8 10 (5.29%) Test Engineer
8 10 (5.29%) Test Leader
9 9 (4.76%) Coordinator
10 8 (4.23%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.23%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.70%) Architect
11 7 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
11 7 (3.70%) Software QA Tester
12 6 (3.17%) Agile Tester
12 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (30.16%) .NET
2 28 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 27 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 26 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 14 (7.41%) Node.js
6 14 (7.41%) WPF
7 13 (6.88%) Web Services
8 11 (5.82%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (5.29%) Ember.js
9 10 (5.29%) HTML
10 9 (4.76%) SOAP
10 9 (4.76%) XML
11 6 (3.17%) CSS
11 6 (3.17%) WF
12 5 (2.65%) Gherkin
12 5 (2.65%) J2EE
12 5 (2.65%) Spring
12 5 (2.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.17%) User Experience
2 11 (5.82%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.29%) Blog
4 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.76%) iPad
5 6 (3.17%) Statistics
6 5 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.59%) Replication
9 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.06%) Data Conversion
9 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.06%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.06%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.06%) NHS
9 2 (1.06%) SCORM
9 2 (1.06%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.06%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.64%) Windows
2 8 (4.23%) Linux
3 3 (1.59%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.06%) Android
4 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.06%) Solaris
4 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) Unix
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.98%) Scrum
3 36 (19.05%) Kanban
4 34 (17.99%) TDD
5 32 (16.93%) BDD
6 31 (16.40%) Project Management
7 30 (15.87%) Automated Testing
8 29 (15.34%) MVC
9 28 (14.81%) Unit Testing
10 20 (10.58%) SDLC
11 19 (10.05%) Software Engineering
12 18 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (8.99%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (8.99%) E-Commerce
13 17 (8.99%) Test Automation
13 17 (8.99%) Test Scripting
14 16 (8.47%) Programme Management
15 14 (7.41%) Line Management
15 14 (7.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.63%) C#
2 23 (12.17%) JavaScript
3 22 (11.64%) SQL
4 13 (6.88%) Java
4 13 (6.88%) Ruby
5 11 (5.82%) Scala
6 6 (3.17%) C++
7 5 (2.65%) Python
8 3 (1.59%) C
8 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.59%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.53%) ABAP
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.76%) ISEB
4 8 (4.23%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.65%) Degree
6 3 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.06%) MCITP
7 2 (1.06%) MCSE
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.06%) PMP
7 2 (1.06%) RHCE
7 2 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.53%) APMP
8 1 (0.53%) CCNP
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.53%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.59%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.06%) SLA
3 2 (1.06%) TickIT
4 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.59%) HDFS
2 3 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.06%) Docker
4 1 (0.53%) Firmware
4 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.59%) Ansible
2 3 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.06%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.53%) MOM
4 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.41%) SAP
3 5 (2.65%) CA Agile Central
3 5 (2.65%) Oracle
4 4 (2.12%) ATG
5 3 (1.59%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.59%) HP
5 3 (1.59%) IBM
5 3 (1.59%) Sencha
5 3 (1.59%) VMware
6 2 (1.06%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.06%) CA
6 2 (1.06%) Cisco
6 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.53%) Capita
7 1 (0.53%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.53%) Northgate
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) Teradata
7 1 (0.53%) Veritas
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