The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing QA 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 3.45% 22.22% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £255 £220 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £33.55 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-68.70% +72.05%
QA
Manchester

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 Bolton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bolton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 3.45% 22.22% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £255 £220 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bolton region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Bolton region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

QA
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Bolton region with a requirement for QA.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) SSADM
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) X++
1 1 (50.00%) MorphX
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MorphX
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Junior .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SSAS Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SSRS Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) SSADM
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) X++