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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing QA 10 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.85% - 1.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.62% - 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 - £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21 17 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 10.19% 6.97% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 26
Median daily rate £410 £370 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £390 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 3 £400 - 2
Street - 1 £388 -
Yeovil - 1 £475 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (50.00%) TDD
3 10 (50.00%) Selenium
4 9 (45.00%) Java
4 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
5 8 (40.00%) BDD
5 8 (40.00%) C#
6 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 7 (35.00%) .NET
6 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
6 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (30.00%) hybris
7 6 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (25.00%) HTML
8 5 (25.00%) Web Services
8 5 (25.00%) XML
8 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
8 5 (25.00%) CSS
8 5 (25.00%) Ruby
8 5 (25.00%) DevOps
8 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
8 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
8 5 (25.00%) Jenkins

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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 (15.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (10.00%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) IaaS
2 2 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (15.00%) LDAP
1 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Hive
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.00%) HBase
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (25.00%) Sahi
4 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (25.00%) WATIR
5 4 (20.00%) Ant
5 4 (20.00%) Gradle
5 4 (20.00%) Maven
6 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.00%) Bitbucket
7 2 (10.00%) JMeter
7 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
8 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
8 1 (5.00%) JIRA
8 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Developer in Test
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Environment Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Hybris Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) QA Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) UAT Lead
5 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
1 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (25.00%) CSS
2 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) Spring
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.00%) jQuery
4 2 (10.00%) REST
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (40.00%) BDD
5 7 (35.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (25.00%) Open Source
7 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 5 (25.00%) User Stories
8 4 (20.00%) Coaching
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) Web Development
9 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 2 (10.00%) MVC
10 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) HDFS
2 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) hybris
2 3 (15.00%) Cloudera
3 2 (10.00%) ATG
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Sitecore