Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing QA 6 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 3.26% 1.68% 6.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 42.86% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Bath median daily rate £350 £350 -
Somerset median daily rate £461 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +41.92% -5.80% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Bath median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 15 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bath 8.15% 3.91% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Bath median daily rate £225 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% - -
Somerset median daily rate £425 £350 £390
% change year-on-year +21.43% -10.26% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Bath median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +60.00% -13.79%
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +56.86% -12.07%

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bath

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bath over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QA in Bath

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) Military
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (16.67%) 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 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft