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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 42 30 54
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24  
Contract jobs citing QA 6 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.80% 4.25% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.14% 27.14% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £300 £150 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -61.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £130 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £270 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

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 70 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 10.51% 15.66% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 6
Median daily rate £400 £428 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +22.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £132 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 14
Median hourly rate £35.75 £42.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +2.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.90 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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
Cheltenham +2 2 £300 -
QA
South West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Programme Management
2 5 (31.25%) User Experience
3 4 (25.00%) Redis
3 4 (25.00%) Kendo UI
3 4 (25.00%) SignalR
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (25.00%) TypeScript
3 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (25.00%) ReSharper
3 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (25.00%) HTML5
3 4 (25.00%) CSS3
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) CRM

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Top Related 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 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Primavera
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Redis
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) ReSharper
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Database Architect
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Tester
3 2 (12.50%) PMO Planner
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Planner
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Web Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) CSS3
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) HTML5
1 4 (25.00%) Kendo UI
1 4 (25.00%) SignalR
2 2 (12.50%) Java EE
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Programme Management
3 4 (25.00%) CRM
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Coaching
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Content Management
5 2 (12.50%) Database Security
5 2 (12.50%) Database Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (12.50%) Product Management
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
1 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) TypeScript
2 3 (18.75%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Kofax