The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 7 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.45% 3.06% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.50% 34.15% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 13
Median daily rate £438 £450 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £337 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
QA
South West

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 Gloucestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
40 41 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 8.30% 8.95% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 21
Median daily rate £455 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 15
Median hourly rate £54.00 £45.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Gloucestershire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Gloucestershire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -3 3 £438 -2.77%
Cirencester - 1 £325 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 22 (75.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (62.07%) DV Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) Coaching
4 8 (27.59%) C
4 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 8 (27.59%) Project Management
5 7 (24.14%) Primavera
5 7 (24.14%) MS Office
5 7 (24.14%) Visualisation
5 7 (24.14%) Ergonomics
5 7 (24.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (17.24%) Java
7 4 (13.79%) HP
7 4 (13.79%) DNS
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
8 3 (10.34%) ERP
8 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
8 3 (10.34%) NHS
8 3 (10.34%) Linux
9 2 (6.90%) Unix
9 2 (6.90%) C++
9 2 (6.90%) Perl
9 2 (6.90%) Python
9 2 (6.90%) ISEB
9 2 (6.90%) RHCE
9 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) Fireworks
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Primavera
2 1 (3.45%) Maximo
2 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (6.90%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Ant
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.45%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
1 1 (3.45%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Avionics
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Programme Planner
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) ERP Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Project Planner
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Ergonomics
1 7 (24.14%) Visualisation
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Coaching
2 8 (27.59%) Project Management
3 7 (24.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.90%) SDLC
6 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Test Management
6 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (3.45%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Service Design
7 1 (3.45%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) C++
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.90%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Lua
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (62.07%) DV Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) RHCE
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) DO-178B
1 1 (3.45%) DO-254
1 1 (3.45%) NEBOSH
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
1 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Capistrano
1 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.45%) EMC
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) VMware