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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.57% 1.36% 1.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.34% 13.33% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -22.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
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
29 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.50% 10.20% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 8
Average daily rate £325 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £264 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £458 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 14
Average hourly rate £44.50 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+154.28% -55.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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
(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
Gloucester - 1 £400 - 1
Tewkesbury - 1 £260 -
Cheltenham - - - -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) IIS
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 4 (26.67%) Ruby
5 4 (26.67%) Degree
5 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) CentOS
5 4 (26.67%) Software Deployment
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 4 (26.67%) Apache
5 4 (26.67%) LDAP
5 4 (26.67%) NetApp
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) SMTP
6 3 (20.00%) NFS
6 3 (20.00%) SNMP
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

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Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (26.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) LDAP
3 3 (20.00%) SMTP
3 3 (20.00%) SNMP
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) OLTP
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) TKPROF
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Security Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) XML Schema
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) XSD
2 1 (6.67%) XSLT
2 1 (6.67%) JPA
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) W3C
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) CentOS
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Software Deployment
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) RUP
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (6.67%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Ruby
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) NFS
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) qmail
2 3 (20.00%) Squid
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) NetApp
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) F5