The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Gloucestershire region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 14 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.47% - 2.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.79% - 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 8
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£318 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 - £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -26.60%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
47 11 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.66% 4.23% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 31
Average daily rate £335 £475 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% +38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £415 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 13
Average hourly rate £40.50 £11.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+268.18% -70.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.54 £11.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
QA
South West

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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

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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

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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 14 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

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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

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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 14 July 2014. 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
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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
Gloucester - 12 £318 - 1
Tewkesbury - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
QA
South West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) IIS
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 8 (50.00%) Project Management
4 7 (43.75%) C#
4 7 (43.75%) OO
4 7 (43.75%) Degree
5 6 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (37.50%) Business Analysis
5 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
6 5 (31.25%) MSMQ
6 5 (31.25%) LDAP
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) MVC
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (31.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) Squid
7 4 (25.00%) Ruby
7 4 (25.00%) CentOS
7 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (25.00%) qmail
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco
7 4 (25.00%) NetApp

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Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) IIS
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
3 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (25.00%) Apache
5 3 (18.75%) Node.js
6 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LDAP
2 4 (25.00%) SMTP
2 4 (25.00%) SNMP
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) OLTP
4 1 (6.25%) ProClarity
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (6.25%) TKPROF
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Build Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Officer
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Delphi Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) MSMQ
1 5 (31.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) XSD
3 1 (6.25%) XSLT
3 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) JPA
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) W3C
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) CentOS
1 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (43.75%) OO
3 6 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (37.50%) Business Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) MVC
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 2 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) UML
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) BPEL
7 1 (6.25%) High Availability
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Analytics
7 1 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.25%) Email Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
3 4 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) Delphi
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.25%) XPath
6 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) NFS
1 4 (25.00%) Squid
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (25.00%) qmail
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) NetApp
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SmartFocus
3 1 (6.25%) ExactTarget
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