The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 32 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 16 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.25% 2.36% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.02% 25.93% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
Median daily rate £319 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £245 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £509 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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
41 81 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.33% 9.11% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 61 40
Median daily rate £375 £463 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £239 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £10.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -37.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 5 - - 1
Chester +4 2 £375 +44.23% 4
Macclesfield -2 2 £163 -
Warrington +14 1 £313 -23.78% 1
Wilmslow - 1 £438 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Finance
3 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (27.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (27.91%) Scrum
4 12 (27.91%) Project Management
4 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (25.58%) Time Management
6 10 (23.26%) Kanban
6 10 (23.26%) SDLC
7 9 (20.93%) Coaching
7 9 (20.93%) Java
8 8 (18.60%) Oracle
8 8 (18.60%) Network Security
9 7 (16.28%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (13.95%) DevOps
10 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
10 6 (13.95%) User Stories
10 6 (13.95%) Change Management
10 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
10 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
10 6 (13.95%) Web Development
11 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
11 5 (11.63%) Selenium
11 5 (11.63%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (11.63%) RightScale
11 5 (11.63%) Puppet
11 5 (11.63%) SQL
11 5 (11.63%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) Confluence
3 2 (4.65%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) Mingle
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Network Security
2 2 (4.65%) DHCP
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.30%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) Power BI
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.63%) Selenium
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Ant
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) Gradle
4 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.33%) Maven
4 1 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Corporate Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Applications Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Business Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Tester
3 5 (11.63%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) QA Tester
4 3 (6.98%) Agile Scrum Master
4 3 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Scrum Master
5 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 2 (4.65%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Junior
5 2 (4.65%) Junior Automation Tester
5 2 (4.65%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) XML
2 4 (9.30%) CSS
2 4 (9.30%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) Akka
3 1 (2.33%) CSS3
3 1 (2.33%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5
3 1 (2.33%) jQuery
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
3 1 (2.33%) OSGi
3 1 (2.33%) RESTful
3 1 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Data Structures
2 4 (9.30%) Digital Media
2 4 (9.30%) User Experience
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) CentOS
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (27.91%) Project Management
2 12 (27.91%) Scrum
2 12 (27.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (25.58%) Time Management
4 10 (23.26%) Kanban
4 10 (23.26%) SDLC
5 9 (20.93%) Coaching
6 7 (16.28%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.95%) Change Management
7 6 (13.95%) DevOps
7 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
7 6 (13.95%) User Stories
7 6 (13.95%) Web Development
8 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
8 5 (11.63%) Workflow
9 4 (9.30%) ERP
9 4 (9.30%) Quality Management
9 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) PHP
5 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) HND
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) RightScale
3 4 (9.30%) SAP
4 3 (6.98%) Remedy
5 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.33%) Google
6 1 (2.33%) Talend
6 1 (2.33%) Telerik
6 1 (2.33%) Workday
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