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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 22 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.02% 2.89% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.83% 28.16% 35.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 13
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £361 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £538 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-55.91% +14.06%
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
82 103 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.52% 10.28% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 53 39
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £334 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -4.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

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 6 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington -10 9 £371 -29.42%
Chester -2 3 £419 +4.68% 2
Macclesfield -4 2 - -
Knutsford -12 1 £525 +23.52% 1
Wilmslow - 1 - - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Banking
3 8 (21.05%) Finance
4 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
4 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.79%) Time Management
5 6 (15.79%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) Quality Management
6 5 (13.16%) Validation
6 5 (13.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (13.16%) Windows
6 5 (13.16%) Linux
6 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
6 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.16%) Degree
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (13.16%) User Stories
6 5 (13.16%) Coaching
7 4 (10.53%) Change Control
7 4 (10.53%) VMware
7 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
7 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (10.53%) HTTP
7 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (10.53%) MS Project
7 4 (10.53%) Java
7 4 (10.53%) Internet

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 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Project
3 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.89%) Big Data
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.63%) CMake
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) eggPlant
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) Gradle
3 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.63%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.63%) MSTest
3 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.63%) WiX
General
1 10 (26.32%) Banking
2 8 (21.05%) Finance
3 5 (13.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Programme Office Support
4 4 (10.53%) WebSphere Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 3 (7.89%) Middleware Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Validation Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) IT Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) IT Risk Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) QA Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Risk Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.63%) BYOD
3 1 (2.63%) CMDB
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) AIX
2 2 (5.26%) CentOS
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
2 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (15.79%) Project Management
3 6 (15.79%) Quality Management
3 6 (15.79%) Time Management
4 5 (13.16%) Coaching
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (13.16%) Scrum
4 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
4 5 (13.16%) User Stories
4 5 (13.16%) Validation
5 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.53%) Change Control
5 4 (10.53%) Change Management
5 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Kanban
6 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (7.89%) GAMP
1 3 (7.89%) GMP
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) vRealize
3 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.53%) VMware
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
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