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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 42 33 50
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing QA 8 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.28% 4.11% 0.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.05% 32.76% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Median daily rate £325 £170 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -56.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £130 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-29.82% +25.73%

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
38 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.83% 12.55% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 6
Median daily rate £434 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £146 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 11
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £42.30 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £43.10 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 1 £300 -36.84%
Cirencester - 1 £263 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 5 (25.00%) User Experience
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) MVC
3 4 (20.00%) CSS
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (20.00%) ReSharper
3 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (20.00%) HTML5
3 4 (20.00%) CSS3
3 4 (20.00%) Redis
3 4 (20.00%) Kendo UI

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 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (15.00%) Primavera
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Redis
2 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (20.00%) Account Manager
1 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
1 4 (20.00%) Sales Manager
1 4 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Database Architect
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Planner
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Planner
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) CSS3
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) HTML5
2 4 (20.00%) Kendo UI
2 4 (20.00%) SignalR
3 2 (10.00%) Java EE
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Games
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) MVC
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.00%) Coaching
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Database Security
5 2 (10.00%) Database Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) Product Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C#
1 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
1 4 (20.00%) TypeScript
2 3 (15.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (5.00%) Kofax
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Teradata