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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 3 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 8.33% 17.65% 38.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 100.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £300 £238 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
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
2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 16.67% 17.65% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £363 £238 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -36.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

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