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 4 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing QA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -48.76%
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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
0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton - 23.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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

QA
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft