Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 24 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)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 34 40
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +21
Contract jobs citing QA 16 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.23% 4.57% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.67% 36.21% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 12
Somerset median daily rate £398 £403 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.24% +28.80% -16.11%
10th Percentile £313 £366 £215
90th Percentile £488 £485 £496
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £41.25 £34.75 £8.50
% change year-on-year +18.71% +308.82% -77.92%

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 Somerset with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 60 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.12% 12.61% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 26
Somerset median daily rate £415 £403 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +12.59% -14.63%
10th Percentile £313 £160 £224
90th Percentile £538 £530 £481
South West median daily rate £420 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +6.33% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £14.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +188.45% -63.75% -
10th Percentile £38.73 £14.25 £29.10
90th Percentile £44.58 £14.75 £43.38
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +33.33%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Somerset

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Somerset

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Somerset over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Somerset

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Somerset

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Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Bath - 10 £375 - 3
Taunton +1 2 £440 +10.00% 1
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Somerset region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Data Structures
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Data Management
3 4 (25.00%) Marketing
3 4 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 4 (25.00%) Electronics
3 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (25.00%) OLAP
3 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (25.00%) Relational Database

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (12.50%) Mule
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon S3
1 3 (18.75%) IaaS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (18.75%) PaaS
1 3 (18.75%) Route 53
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) BrowserStack
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) OpenVPN
1 1 (6.25%) SMS
1 1 (6.25%) SSH
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 4 (25.00%) OLAP
2 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (18.75%) Selenium
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (6.25%) Ant
6 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
6 1 (6.25%) Cobertura
6 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (6.25%) Gradle
6 1 (6.25%) JMeter
6 1 (6.25%) Maven
6 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Electronics
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) DBA
1 5 (31.25%) SQL DBA
2 4 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Games Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) Flash
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
3 1 (6.25%) Pixi.js
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (6.25%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Data Management
3 4 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (18.75%) Auto-Scaling
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
4 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Network Design
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) Terraform
2 1 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) hybris