Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 61 57
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 19 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.88% 1.73% 2.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.59% 16.84% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 18
Gloucestershire median daily rate £315 £350 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -22.01% +28.21%
10th Percentile £259 £294 £309
90th Percentile £405 £425 £475
South West median daily rate £388 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -3.13% +15.94% -4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £34.75 £8.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +308.82% -76.71% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 88 95 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 13.35% 10.25% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 61 61
Gloucestershire median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £254 £168 £235
90th Percentile £529 £575 £500
South West median daily rate £410 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.13% +4.00% -6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 7
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -10.59% +4.94%
10th Percentile £20.00 £11.40 £39.30
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.50 £44.55
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +56.86%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -1 6 £313 -10.71%
Cheltenham +4 2 £388 +10.71%
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 6 (31.58%) SDLC
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
4 5 (26.32%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (26.32%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) Google
5 4 (21.05%) C
5 4 (21.05%) C++
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Open Source
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (21.05%) QA Automation
6 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Retail
7 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
7 2 (10.53%) JIRA
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 1 (5.26%) .NET
8 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio

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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 1 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) VersionOne
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Applications Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) QA Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) QA Automation Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) UAT Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Account Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Quality Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) SDLC
4 5 (26.32%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (26.32%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
5 4 (21.05%) Open Source
5 4 (21.05%) QA Automation
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) Information Security
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.26%) Use Case
7 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) C
2 4 (21.05%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) NEC
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com