Period
to 10 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 10 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Somerset > Bath
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 26 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 1.38% 1.71% 4.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 37.50% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Bath median daily rate £350 £350 -
Somerset median daily rate £414 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +18.21% +1.45% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bath median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate - - -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bath with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bath
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 24 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 11.06% 4.57% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 0
Bath median daily rate £375 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Somerset median daily rate £403 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +15.00% -12.50% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Bath median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Somerset median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -63.75% - -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bath

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bath.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bath

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bath

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Bath.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Bath

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Bath region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bath 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Web Applications Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Web Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft