The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 11 17 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.00% 4.08% 0.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 33.33% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +26.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-29.82% +25.73%

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
2 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.00% 12.24% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +35.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
1 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
2 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Multichannel Retail
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) IBM

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Account Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Sales Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Security Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (66.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Multichannel Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Sterling