Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing QA 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 4.78% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.78% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Bath median daily rate £375 - -
Somerset median daily rate £398 £403 £313
% change year-on-year -1.24% +28.80% -16.11%
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 36 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 17.22% 10.82% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 4
Bath median daily rate £438 £439 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.28% +53.95% -27.62%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £263
90th Percentile £538 £505 £392
Somerset median daily rate £415 £403 £358
% change year-on-year +3.11% +12.59% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Bath median hourly rate £39.50 - £40.00
10th Percentile £38.65 - £37.50
90th Percentile £39.95 - £42.50
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £14.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +188.45% -63.75% -

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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

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bath

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Bath

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bath region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Data Management
2 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
2 4 (40.00%) OLAP
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) MySQL
3 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Electronics
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (30.00%) PaaS
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source

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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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) IaaS
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (30.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) BrowserStack
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (40.00%) OLAP
2 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) MySQL
3 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (30.00%) Electronics
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) DBA
1 5 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Games Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (10.00%) Flash
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5 Canvas
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) PhoneGap
1 1 (10.00%) Pixi.js
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (10.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Data Management
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Game Development
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) SAP