Period
to 23 February 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 23 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)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 26 35
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 19 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.10% 5.42% 6.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.43% 69.44% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 23
Somerset median daily rate £473 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.38% -5.80% -1.43%
10th Percentile £323 £220 £280
90th Percentile £528 £440 £438
South West median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -

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 47 36 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 10.15% 7.81% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 59
Somerset median daily rate £425 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -10.26% -2.50%
10th Percentile £174 £220 £305
90th Percentile £575 £515 £600
South West median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +56.86% -12.07%
10th Percentile £22.35 £37.50 £21.25
90th Percentile £144.38 £42.50 £27.75
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £39.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% -7.14% +5.00%

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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 23 February 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Somerset over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 February 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
Taunton -6 7 £475 +63.79% 2
Bath 0 6 £350 - 4
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Somerset region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Maven
4 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
4 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (42.11%) Ansible
5 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
5 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 7 (36.84%) LDAP
5 7 (36.84%) Kerberos
5 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) Network Security
6 6 (31.58%) Docker
6 6 (31.58%) DevOps
7 5 (26.32%) Vagrant
7 5 (26.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (26.32%) CentOS
7 5 (26.32%) Refactoring
7 5 (26.32%) Selenium
7 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
7 5 (26.32%) Unix
8 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (21.05%) Java
9 3 (15.79%) Apache Spark

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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 3 (15.79%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Pig
2 1 (5.26%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
1 2 (10.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
1 7 (36.84%) Kerberos
1 7 (36.84%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.79%) Apache Hive
3 2 (10.53%) Big Data
3 2 (10.53%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
1 8 (42.11%) Maven
2 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 5 (26.32%) Selenium
3 5 (26.32%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (26.32%) Vagrant
4 3 (15.79%) Ant
4 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.79%) Gradle
5 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
5 2 (10.53%) JIRA
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion
6 1 (5.26%) Cobertura
6 1 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Back Office
1 3 (15.79%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Military
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Hardware Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Java Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) LDAP
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) CentOS
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (42.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 6 (31.58%) DevOps
6 5 (26.32%) Refactoring
7 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
8 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (15.79%) User Stories
9 2 (10.53%) B2C
9 2 (10.53%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 2 (10.53%) TDD
9 2 (10.53%) Web Development
10 1 (5.26%) Acceptance Criteria
10 1 (5.26%) API Development
10 1 (5.26%) Coaching
10 1 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) C
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) HDFS
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (5.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.79%) hybris
3 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
3 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) ATG
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) SAP