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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 29 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.92% 3.23% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.12% 39.13% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 9
Average daily rate
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£440 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.54% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £342 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £420 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.72 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.50% -41.81%
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
85 69 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.57% 8.24% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 18
Average daily rate £425 £350 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +129.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £291 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £435 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £32.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -51.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £11.00 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.90 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.70%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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
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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
Chester -7 6 £368 +1.37% 6
Warrington - 5 £538 - 3
Knutsford +1 3 £425 +30.76% 2
Macclesfield - 2 £440 -
Crewe - 2 - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) Banking
3 9 (17.31%) Manufacturing
3 9 (17.31%) ERP
3 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.46%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (13.46%) Informatics
5 6 (11.54%) Degree
6 5 (9.62%) Wonderware
6 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
6 5 (9.62%) SCADA
6 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (9.62%) Information Architecture
6 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (9.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (9.62%) GAMP
6 5 (9.62%) GMP
6 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
6 5 (9.62%) Windows
6 5 (9.62%) ITIL
6 5 (9.62%) Firewall
7 4 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 4 (7.69%) Ruby
7 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.69%) Linux
7 4 (7.69%) COBOL
7 4 (7.69%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 4 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 4 (7.69%) CICS
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.85%) SugarCRM
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) nginx
4 1 (1.92%) Jetty
4 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.92%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.85%) MS Project
4 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.92%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon S3
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (5.77%) Route 53
2 2 (3.85%) SaaS
2 2 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) Wireless
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) DHCP
3 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
4 1 (1.92%) iBeacon
4 1 (1.92%) HTTP
4 1 (1.92%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) DB2
2 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) EDMS
4 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.77%) Selenium
2 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.77%) Hudson
2 3 (5.77%) Maven
3 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) Appium
4 1 (1.92%) Gradle
4 1 (1.92%) Ant
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
4 1 (1.92%) LSMW
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Banking
3 9 (17.31%) Manufacturing
4 5 (9.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (5.77%) Retail
5 3 (5.77%) Advertising
6 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.92%) Marketing
7 1 (1.92%) Local Government
7 1 (1.92%) Back Office
7 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Consultant
3 7 (13.46%) Architect
3 7 (13.46%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Programmer
5 4 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Junior
7 2 (3.85%) Information Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) QA Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) SAP Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) ISPF
2 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.92%) JSON
3 1 (1.92%) RESTful
3 1 (1.92%) OSGi
3 1 (1.92%) Servlets
3 1 (1.92%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Informatics
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.62%) SCADA
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) NHS
3 4 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.85%) IVR
5 2 (3.85%) Biometrics
5 2 (3.85%) Open Source
6 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) zOS
2 4 (7.69%) CentOS
3 3 (5.77%) UNIX
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.31%) ERP
3 7 (13.46%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (9.62%) Information Architecture
4 5 (9.62%) ITIL
5 4 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.69%) DevOps
5 4 (7.69%) Use Case
6 3 (5.77%) Data Architecture
6 3 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) SIEM
6 3 (5.77%) Test Strategy
6 3 (5.77%) Project Management
6 3 (5.77%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Ruby
1 4 (7.69%) COBOL
1 4 (7.69%) Java
1 4 (7.69%) Assembly Language
1 4 (7.69%) REXX
1 4 (7.69%) JCL
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.92%) VBScript
3 1 (1.92%) ABAP
3 1 (1.92%) PHP
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) CISSP
2 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) GAMP
1 5 (9.62%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) vSphere
1 1 (1.92%) XenApp
1 1 (1.92%) XenServer
1 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Puppet
1 4 (7.69%) Vagrant
2 3 (5.77%) Nessus
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Wonderware
3 4 (7.69%) IBM
3 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.69%) RightScale
4 3 (5.77%) ArcSight
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.92%) Avaya
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Capita
6 1 (1.92%) VMware
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago