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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 67 82
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 90 89 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.18% 2.73% 1.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.03% 28.08% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 54 51
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £272 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
QA
England

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
310 317 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.96% 9.72% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 208 311
Median daily rate £393 £410 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.26% -7.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 20
Median hourly rate £28.15 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.16% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £22.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 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
Bristol +31 40 £410 +17.14% 5
Wiltshire +4 18 £363 +26.08% 1
Somerset +23 11 £325 -35.00% 3
Gloucestershire -4 8 £300 -30.83% 3
Devon -10 4 £163 -53.57% 2
Dorset -10 3 £325 +8.33% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 South West region with a requirement for QA.

1 76 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.33%) Finance
2 35 (23.33%) Scrum
2 35 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 34 (22.67%) C#
4 30 (20.00%) .NET
5 28 (18.67%) TDD
6 27 (18.00%) Project Management
7 24 (16.00%) SQL Server
8 23 (15.33%) Java
9 22 (14.67%) JavaScript
9 22 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (14.00%) Kanban
10 21 (14.00%) SC Cleared
10 21 (14.00%) BDD
10 21 (14.00%) MVC
10 21 (14.00%) Automated Testing
11 20 (13.33%) E-Commerce
11 20 (13.33%) User Experience
12 18 (12.00%) SQL
12 18 (12.00%) JIRA
13 17 (11.33%) Ruby
13 17 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (11.33%) Selenium
14 16 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
15 15 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (10.00%) AngularJS
16 14 (9.33%) DevOps
16 14 (9.33%) Node.js

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 11 (7.33%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.67%) NServiceBus
3 5 (3.33%) IIS
3 5 (3.33%) K2 blackpearl
4 4 (2.67%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.67%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.00%) SAS
5 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.33%) CMS
6 2 (1.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.67%) Confluence
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.67%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Primavera
2 2 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.33%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.67%) Maximo
3 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.33%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 10 (6.67%) GitHub
5 3 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.67%) Skype
2 2 (1.33%) Firewall
2 2 (1.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.67%) DHCP
3 1 (0.67%) DNS
3 1 (0.67%) Extranet
3 1 (0.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) Intranet
3 1 (0.67%) LAN
3 1 (0.67%) NAS
3 1 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.67%) SAN
3 1 (0.67%) VLAN
3 1 (0.67%) VPN
3 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 11 (7.33%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.67%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.67%) DTS
6 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (12.00%) JIRA
2 17 (11.33%) Selenium
3 15 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (8.00%) TeamCity
5 11 (7.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (6.00%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (5.33%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.33%) Gradle
9 4 (2.67%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.67%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.00%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.00%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.33%) Appium
11 2 (1.33%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (1.33%) Protractor
11 2 (1.33%) Ranorex
11 2 (1.33%) Robotium
11 2 (1.33%) Sahi
11 2 (1.33%) WATIR
General
1 35 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (3.33%) Banking
3 4 (2.67%) Marketing
4 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.33%) Electronics
5 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.33%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Billing
6 1 (0.67%) Military
6 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (20.00%) Developer
2 18 (12.00%) Analyst
2 18 (12.00%) Tester
3 12 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 10 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 10 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 9 (6.00%) SQL Developer
5 9 (6.00%) Test Engineer
6 8 (5.33%) E-Commerce Developer
6 8 (5.33%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.67%) Automation Tester
7 7 (4.67%) AWS Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.67%) Security Manager
7 7 (4.67%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (4.67%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.67%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.00%) .NET
2 22 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 14 (9.33%) ASP.NET
4 14 (9.33%) Node.js
5 13 (8.67%) .NET Framework
5 13 (8.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (8.67%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (8.00%) HTML
7 11 (7.33%) Web Services
8 10 (6.67%) Ember.js
9 7 (4.67%) XML
10 5 (3.33%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.33%) SOAP
10 5 (3.33%) Spring
10 5 (3.33%) Velocity
10 5 (3.33%) WF
11 4 (2.67%) jQuery
11 4 (2.67%) REST
11 4 (2.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.33%) User Experience
2 11 (7.33%) Public Cloud
3 10 (6.67%) Blog
4 8 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.33%) Statistics
6 4 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.00%) Ergonomics
7 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.00%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.33%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.33%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.33%) iPad
8 2 (1.33%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.33%) NHS
8 2 (1.33%) SCORM
9 1 (0.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.67%) Psychology
9 1 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.33%) Windows
2 3 (2.00%) Unix
3 2 (1.33%) Android
3 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) Linux
4 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.33%) Scrum
3 28 (18.67%) TDD
4 27 (18.00%) Project Management
5 21 (14.00%) Automated Testing
5 21 (14.00%) BDD
5 21 (14.00%) Kanban
5 21 (14.00%) MVC
6 20 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 14 (9.33%) DevOps
7 14 (9.33%) Test Strategy
8 13 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (8.67%) Manual Testing
8 13 (8.67%) Microservices
9 12 (8.00%) SDLC
9 12 (8.00%) Software Testing
9 12 (8.00%) Unit Testing
10 11 (7.33%) CQRS
10 11 (7.33%) High Availability
10 11 (7.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.67%) C#
2 23 (15.33%) Java
3 22 (14.67%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.00%) SQL
5 17 (11.33%) Ruby
6 11 (7.33%) Scala
7 9 (6.00%) Python
8 7 (4.67%) C
9 4 (2.67%) C++
10 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.00%) R
11 2 (1.33%) Groovy
11 2 (1.33%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.33%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.33%) Perl
11 2 (1.33%) PHP
11 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.33%) Degree
3 11 (7.33%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.67%) ISEB
6 5 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.67%) APMP
9 1 (0.67%) CISSP
9 1 (0.67%) IISP
9 1 (0.67%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.33%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) TickIT
3 1 (0.67%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.67%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.67%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 3 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.33%) Docker
2 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) Firmware
3 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.67%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.67%) MOM
4 1 (0.67%) Nagios
4 1 (0.67%) Puppet
4 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.33%) Oracle
3 5 (3.33%) Rally
3 5 (3.33%) SAP
4 3 (2.00%) Sencha
5 2 (1.33%) Apple
5 2 (1.33%) HP
5 2 (1.33%) Lotus
5 2 (1.33%) VMware
6 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.67%) Citrix
6 1 (0.67%) Dell
6 1 (0.67%) IBM
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.67%) Symantec
6 1 (0.67%) Teradata
6 1 (0.67%) Veritas
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