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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing QA 1 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.84% 9.42% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 76.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +36.93%
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
8 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.72% 12.32% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 0
Median daily rate £450 £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

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 25 August 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 7 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Visualisation
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Ergonomics
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) Ant
4 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Lua
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

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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 (14.29%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Ant
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared Java Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planner
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Ergonomics
1 4 (57.14%) Visualisation
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Service Design
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Lua
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) NEBOSH
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Atlassian