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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 31 13
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.32% 0.67% 3.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.15% 7.69% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £475 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
13 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 13.68% 8.72% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £475 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

QA
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

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 8 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) DV Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Ergonomics
3 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) Visualisation
4 3 (42.86%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (14.29%) BPEL
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (14.29%) XPath
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Optimisation
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
6 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
6 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (14.29%) High Availability
6 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
6 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 1 (14.29%) Change Control
6 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) TKPROF

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) OLTP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared Java Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
1 1 (14.29%) XSD
1 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Ergonomics
1 4 (57.14%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 1 (14.29%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) BPEL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) EMC
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Rally