The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing QA 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.67% 3.64% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.33% 15.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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
12 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.05% 23.64% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £375 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) GCIA
1 1 (100.00%) Nessus
1 1 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) LogRhythm
1 1 (100.00%) Anomaly Detection

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Security Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Security Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Security Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Anomaly Detection
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) GCIA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 1 (100.00%) LogRhythm