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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.15% - 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.75% - 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
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£449 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.19 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+41.62% -34.05%
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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
16 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 11.85% 8.26% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 4
Average daily rate £448 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.16% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
1 6 (46.15%) VPN
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
1 6 (46.15%) SSL
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
1 6 (46.15%) LAMP
1 6 (46.15%) IPsec
1 6 (46.15%) Nmap
1 6 (46.15%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (46.15%) VLAN
1 6 (46.15%) Wireshark
1 6 (46.15%) Network Security
1 6 (46.15%) Metasploit
1 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
1 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (46.15%) VirtualBox
1 6 (46.15%) Cyber Security
1 6 (46.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 6 (46.15%) DDoS Mitigation
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (23.08%) IIS
3 3 (23.08%) ADO.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
1 6 (46.15%) VPN
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
1 6 (46.15%) SSL
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
1 6 (46.15%) IPsec
1 6 (46.15%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (46.15%) VLAN
1 6 (46.15%) Wireshark
1 6 (46.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Metasploit
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) FinalBuilder
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 3 (23.08%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) VB Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) LAMP
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ADO.NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (23.08%) COM+
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) XSL
3 2 (15.38%) WSDL
3 2 (15.38%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) MFC
4 1 (7.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Cyber Security
1 6 (46.15%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C++
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) VB6
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
1 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (46.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft