The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
437 236 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 92.98% 95.93% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 121 180
Average daily rate £375 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 45
Average hourly rate £36.25 £15.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.87% -38.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.70 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £88.50 £35.00 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

QA Tester
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Squid
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) qmail

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
1 1 (100.00%) Squid
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) qmail
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) VMware