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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.97% 2.02% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.68% 22.73% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £350 £359
% change year-on-year
-0.42% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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
38 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 8.30% 8.91% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 4
Average daily rate £400 £390 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 12
Average hourly rate £41.50 £13.38 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+210.28% -65.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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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

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 - 7 £400 - 1
Cheltenham - - - - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
3 13 (54.17%) IIS
4 10 (41.67%) Degree
5 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 8 (33.33%) C#
7 7 (29.17%) Perl
7 7 (29.17%) Windows
7 7 (29.17%) Linux
7 7 (29.17%) OO
7 7 (29.17%) Apache
7 7 (29.17%) LDAP
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco
7 7 (29.17%) NetApp
7 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
7 7 (29.17%) Project Management
7 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
7 7 (29.17%) CentOS
7 7 (29.17%) Ruby
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
8 6 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (25.00%) Squid
8 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (25.00%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 13 (54.17%) IIS
2 7 (29.17%) Apache
3 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
5 3 (12.50%) Node.js
6 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (29.17%) LDAP
3 6 (25.00%) DNS
3 6 (25.00%) SMTP
3 6 (25.00%) SNMP
4 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) TKPROF
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Application Development Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Application Development Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) DBA
5 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 5 (20.83%) MSMQ
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) XSD
3 1 (4.17%) XSLT
3 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) JPA
3 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) W3C
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
1 7 (29.17%) CentOS
2 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) OO
1 7 (29.17%) Project Management
2 6 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (20.83%) MVC
4 4 (16.67%) Software Deployment
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.17%) Email Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (4.17%) High Availability
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Analytics
7 1 (4.17%) RUP
7 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) Perl
2 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 7 (29.17%) Ruby
3 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) Delphi
5 2 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VBScript
6 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) Squid
2 6 (25.00%) NFS
2 6 (25.00%) qmail
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) NetApp
2 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) ExactTarget
5 1 (4.17%) SmartFocus
5 1 (4.17%) F5