The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 15 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.13% 3.25% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.46% 28.30% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 1
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£450 £325 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+69.69% +22.22%
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
39 53 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 8.14% 11.50% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 6
Average daily rate £425 £363 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £315 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +263.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham - 12 £450 - 2
Gloucester -6 4 £450 +33.33% 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) VPN
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) SSL
2 6 (33.33%) CCNA
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) IPsec
2 6 (33.33%) LAMP
2 6 (33.33%) Nmap
2 6 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (33.33%) VLAN
2 6 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 6 (33.33%) Network Security
2 6 (33.33%) Metasploit
2 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 6 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (33.33%) VirtualBox
2 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 6 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) C++
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) HTML
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (16.67%) IIS

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Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) SSL
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) IPsec
2 6 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (33.33%) VLAN
2 6 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 6 (33.33%) Network Security
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MS Access
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Metasploit
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) FinalBuilder
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cyber Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) LAMP
2 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) ADO.NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) COM+
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) XSL
3 2 (11.11%) WSDL
3 2 (11.11%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) MFC
4 1 (5.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
1 6 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
2 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 3 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C++
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) VB
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) VB6
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CCNA
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 6 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (33.33%) VirtualBox
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) VMware