The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 2 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 14.29% 10.34% 23.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 100.00% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £300 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 42.86% 10.34% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £300 £238 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -36.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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