The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 16 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.69% 2.72% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 30.43% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 16
Average daily rate £425 £475 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +40.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £563 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
QA
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
80 69 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.47% 8.95% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 51
Average daily rate £500 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £110 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.92 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.61% +0.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £15.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £18.00 £17.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

QA
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford 0 5 £425 -
Warrington -13 4 £580 +25.40% 4
Chester +2 2 £220 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) Banking
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.67%) HTTP
4 7 (16.67%) Tivoli
4 7 (16.67%) Middleware
4 7 (16.67%) Java
4 7 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 7 (16.67%) Validation
4 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (14.29%) Kanban
6 5 (11.90%) Selenium
6 5 (11.90%) SQL
6 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
7 4 (9.52%) ABAP
7 4 (9.52%) SOAP
7 4 (9.52%) SAP
7 4 (9.52%) XML
7 4 (9.52%) Windows
7 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
7 4 (9.52%) TDD
7 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) System Testing
7 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
7 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 3 (7.14%) User Stories

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 7 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (7.14%) NetWeaver
3 2 (4.76%) Confluence
4 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.38%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.14%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 3 (7.14%) WATIR
4 2 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.38%) MSTest
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.67%) WebSphere Specialist
3 6 (14.29%) Middleware Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 3 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Validation Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Designer
6 2 (4.76%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Middleware
2 4 (9.52%) SOAP
2 4 (9.52%) XML
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
3 3 (7.14%) SAP Basis
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (4.76%) .NET
4 2 (4.76%) J2EE
4 2 (4.76%) JDBC
4 2 (4.76%) JSP
4 2 (4.76%) Servlets
4 2 (4.76%) WSDL
5 1 (2.38%) Apache CXF
5 1 (2.38%) JMS
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) SAP MI
5 1 (2.38%) Spring
5 1 (2.38%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (16.67%) Validation
3 6 (14.29%) Kanban
4 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
4 4 (9.52%) Scrum
4 4 (9.52%) System Testing
4 4 (9.52%) TDD
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) ERP
5 3 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (7.14%) SOA
5 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.14%) UML
5 3 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) ABAP
4 1 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (7.14%) GAMP
1 3 (7.14%) GMP
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.76%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) SAP
2 3 (7.14%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Ab Initio
3 2 (4.76%) Tableau
3 2 (4.76%) Talend
3 2 (4.76%) Vertica
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Syclo
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