The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Gloucestershire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 44 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing QA 7 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.14% 1.65% 0.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 14.81% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Gloucestershire median daily rate £300 £444 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.39% -1.38%  
10th Percentile £255 £426 £425
90th Percentile £356 £472 £475
South West median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £34.75 - £38.50

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 35 54 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 10.70% 11.16% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 22
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.64%  
10th Percentile £216 £325 £189
90th Percentile £583 £678 £475
South West median daily rate £375 £385 £394
% change year-on-year -2.59% -2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +23.52%  
10th Percentile £42.50 £42.75 £41.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.90 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £34.75 £38.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.15% -10.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Gloucestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Gloucestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Gloucestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Gloucestershire

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Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 3 £300 -
Cheltenham +6 2 £326 -25.42% 1
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) QA Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Google
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) CMS
5 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) HTML5
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Android
6 2 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (16.67%) Multichannel Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) Content Management
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) IBM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) Redis
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) VersionOne
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) QA Automation Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Tester
5 2 (16.67%) Developer
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Tester
5 2 (16.67%) Web Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Web Tester
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) Kendo UI
2 1 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (8.33%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) QA Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Content Management
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Multichannel Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (8.33%) CRM
7 1 (8.33%) ETL
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (8.33%) Kofax
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 days ago