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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 31 18
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.36% 0.63% 0.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 7.69% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £438 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +80.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +76.74%
QA
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
10 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.93% 8.23% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £494 £450 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% +111.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £243
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.35 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 28 May 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) DV Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) Ergonomics
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) Ant
5 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Lua
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing

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 (11.11%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared Java Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planner
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Ergonomics
1 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Lua
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 1 (11.11%) EMC
1 1 (11.11%) Rally