The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
728 691 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.43% 91.40% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 316 331
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 44 26
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.60 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
QA Analyst
North West

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
QA Analyst
North West

QA Analyst
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited QA Analyst in their job title 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 with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) ISEB
3 6 (66.67%) NHS
4 5 (55.56%) MS Office
4 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) MySQL
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Ruby
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Waterfall

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited QA Analyst in their job title 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 with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA