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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 8 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.72% 3.03% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 33.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 10
Median daily rate £300 £434 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.83% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £329 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £450 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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
32 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.90% 9.09% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 16
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £379
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
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 £30.41 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +47.50%

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
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 24 September 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 -6 5 - - 2
Gloucester -2 1 £275 - 1
Cirencester - 1 £325 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 10 (58.82%) DV Cleared
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Coaching
2 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Ergonomics
2 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) C
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) MS Office
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Primavera
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) Test Management
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Subversion

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 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) Fireworks
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
3 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Primavera
2 1 (5.88%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
1 2 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.88%) Ant
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Account Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Sales Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Security Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Programme Planner
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Email Developer
4 1 (5.88%) HTML Email Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Planner
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Ergonomics
1 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Coaching
1 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (23.53%) Information Security
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
1 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
3 2 (11.76%) SDLC
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Test Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) People Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Design
4 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Lua
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) DV Cleared
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9000
1 1 (5.88%) NEBOSH
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Capistrano
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Teradata