The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 16 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.26% 3.40% 6.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 55.56% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
DO-178B
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.70% 6.12% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing DO-178B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

DO-178B
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DO-178B across the Cheltenham region.

DO-178B Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B across the Cheltenham region.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

DO-178B
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 8 (88.89%) C
1 8 (88.89%) Aerospace
2 6 (66.67%) Serena
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (22.22%) Change Control
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) Automotive
6 1 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) Ada
6 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
6 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
6 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
6 1 (11.11%) Simulink
6 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Wind River

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (88.89%) Aerospace
2 2 (22.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Assembler Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Ada
4 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
4 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
4 1 (11.11%) Python
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Serena
2 1 (11.11%) Wind River