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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 11 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.35% 0.45% 1.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.40% 10.00% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £500 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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
47 10 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.02% 4.48% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 16
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £380 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £38.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 - £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.88 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 - 10 £363 - 1
Tewkesbury - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
1 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) IIS
3 10 (45.45%) Degree
4 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
5 8 (36.36%) Perl
5 8 (36.36%) Linux
5 8 (36.36%) Apache
5 8 (36.36%) LDAP
5 8 (36.36%) NetApp
5 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 8 (36.36%) Project Management
5 8 (36.36%) VMware
5 8 (36.36%) Ruby
5 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (36.36%) CentOS
6 7 (31.82%) C#
6 7 (31.82%) OO
6 7 (31.82%) SMTP
6 7 (31.82%) NFS
6 7 (31.82%) SNMP
6 7 (31.82%) DNS
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco
6 7 (31.82%) Shell Script
6 7 (31.82%) Squid
6 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (31.82%) qmail
7 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 6 (27.27%) Systems Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (59.09%) IIS
2 8 (36.36%) Apache
3 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (13.64%) Node.js
6 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
2 8 (36.36%) LDAP
3 7 (31.82%) SMTP
3 7 (31.82%) SNMP
3 7 (31.82%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) OLTP
5 1 (4.55%) ProClarity
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.55%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 4 (18.18%) QA Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Build Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Officer
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Security Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) MSMQ
1 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) XSD
3 1 (4.55%) XSLT
3 1 (4.55%) XML Schema
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) JPA
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) W3C
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
1 8 (36.36%) CentOS
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 7 (31.82%) OO
3 6 (27.27%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.55%) Email Migration
7 1 (4.55%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.55%) BPEL
7 1 (4.55%) High Availability
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Perl
1 8 (36.36%) Ruby
2 7 (31.82%) Shell Script
2 7 (31.82%) C#
3 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Delphi
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) XPath
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) qmail
2 7 (31.82%) NFS
2 7 (31.82%) Squid
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) NetApp
2 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) SmartFocus
4 1 (4.55%) ExactTarget