Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 31 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 22 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.37% 4.06% 4.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.93% 45.24% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 18
Somerset median daily rate £403 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -1.75% +1.79%
10th Percentile £338 £229 £307
90th Percentile £485 £474 £450
South West median daily rate £388 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -3.13% +15.94% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £36.00 £8.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +323.53% -76.71% -

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 58 42 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.53% 8.97% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 69
Somerset median daily rate £403 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.98% -5.94% +5.26%
10th Percentile £155 £239 £308
90th Percentile £501 £534 £524
South West median daily rate £405 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +3.18% +4.67% -5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Somerset median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% -2.50% +31.15%

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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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -5 3 £350 - 4
Taunton -9 2 £363 +3.57%
Yeovil +4 1 £475 -
Street -1 1 £388 +29.17% 1
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South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 13 (59.09%) E-Commerce
2 13 (59.09%) Selenium
3 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) hybris
4 11 (50.00%) User Stories
4 11 (50.00%) Java
5 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
5 10 (45.45%) Ant
5 10 (45.45%) Maven
5 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
5 10 (45.45%) Gradle
5 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
6 9 (40.91%) Web Development
6 9 (40.91%) CSS
6 9 (40.91%) HTML
6 9 (40.91%) SMS
7 8 (36.36%) TDD
7 8 (36.36%) Spring
8 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
8 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (31.82%) GitHub
8 7 (31.82%) Bitbucket
8 7 (31.82%) DevOps
9 6 (27.27%) REST
9 6 (27.27%) API Development
9 6 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (27.27%) TeamCity
9 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing

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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 4 (18.18%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Ant
2 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 10 (45.45%) Gradle
2 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 10 (45.45%) Maven
3 7 (31.82%) Bitbucket
3 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
4 6 (27.27%) TeamCity
5 4 (18.18%) Cobertura
6 3 (13.64%) JMeter
6 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
7 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
8 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
8 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
8 1 (4.55%) JIRA
8 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (27.27%) Back Office
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
1 6 (27.27%) Hybris Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Architect
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Hybris Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Java Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Java Technical Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) CSS
1 9 (40.91%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) Spring
3 6 (27.27%) REST
3 6 (27.27%) SOAP
4 3 (13.64%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 13 (59.09%) E-Commerce
3 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (50.00%) User Stories
5 9 (40.91%) Web Development
6 8 (36.36%) TDD
7 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (31.82%) DevOps
7 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (27.27%) API Development
8 6 (27.27%) B2C
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
9 3 (13.64%) API Testing
9 3 (13.64%) BDD
9 3 (13.64%) Coaching
9 3 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) hybris
2 3 (13.64%) ATG
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP