Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 19 January 2019 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)
South West > Devon
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 46 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.39% 1.19% 1.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.40% 10.17% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Devon median daily rate £325 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +12.68% -5.33%
10th Percentile £309 £368 £186
90th Percentile £539 £450 £438
South West median daily rate £431 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +15.00% +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% +17.14% -4.11%

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 Devon with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 47 59 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 10.20% 11.66% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 52
Devon median daily rate £325 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.91% +7.86% -7.59%
10th Percentile £289 £253 £205
90th Percentile £610 £465 £512
South West median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Devon median hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +14.29% -
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -30.77% -6.02%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Devon

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Devon

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Devon over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Devon

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Devon

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Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Devon region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -2 8 £325 -18.75% 6
Plymouth - 2 £600 - 2
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 Devon region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) JIRA
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) Bitbucket
4 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
5 3 (27.27%) User Experience
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
6 2 (18.18%) Open Source
6 2 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) JSON
6 2 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Microservices
6 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) Coaching
7 1 (9.09%) C
7 1 (9.09%) Aerospace

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (36.36%) Bitbucket
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) QA Tester
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Coaching
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) High Availability
6 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Cadence