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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 45 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 27 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.74% 3.44% 1.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.53% 46.55% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +26.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £328 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £400 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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
83 58 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.43% 7.39% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 29 12
Average daily rate £425 £328 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% +36.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £138 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £10.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +46.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -9 9 £400 +10.34% 3
Warrington - 5 £538 - 4
Knutsford +2 3 £425 +30.76%
Macclesfield - 2 £440 - 2
Crewe - 2 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (25.00%) Finance
1 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (25.00%) Banking
2 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (14.58%) Informatics
4 6 (12.50%) Degree
4 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 6 (12.50%) ERP
4 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.42%) GAMP
5 5 (10.42%) GMP
5 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.42%) Firewall
5 5 (10.42%) SCADA
5 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
5 5 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Wonderware
5 5 (10.42%) Information Architecture
5 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
5 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (8.33%) Hudson
6 4 (8.33%) Route 53
6 4 (8.33%) Puppet
6 4 (8.33%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.33%) CICS
1 4 (8.33%) MQSeries
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) SugarCRM
3 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) nginx
4 1 (2.08%) Jetty
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.08%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS Project
4 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.08%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.08%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (8.33%) Route 53
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon S3
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Firewall
2 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.25%) DNS
2 3 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (4.17%) Network Security
3 2 (4.17%) Wireless
3 2 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) HTTP
4 1 (2.08%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.33%) DB2
3 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.08%) EDMS
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) Redis
5 1 (2.08%) Big Data
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.33%) Hudson
2 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.33%) Maven
3 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.17%) Appium
3 2 (4.17%) Selenium
4 1 (2.08%) Ant
4 1 (2.08%) JUnit
4 1 (2.08%) LSMW
4 1 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) Calabash
4 1 (2.08%) Gradle
4 1 (2.08%) Mocha
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
1 12 (25.00%) Banking
2 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.25%) Retail
5 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.08%) Local Government
6 1 (2.08%) Back Office
6 1 (2.08%) Games
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Programmer
5 4 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (4.17%) Junior
7 2 (4.17%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Junior Project Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) ISPF
2 2 (4.17%) JSON
2 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (4.17%) RESTful
3 1 (2.08%) Servlets
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) Spring
3 1 (2.08%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Informatics
2 5 (10.42%) SCADA
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.33%) NHS
4 3 (6.25%) Open Source
5 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) CentOS
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
1 4 (8.33%) zOS
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) UNIX
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.50%) ERP
5 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Information Architecture
6 4 (8.33%) DevOps
6 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 4 (8.33%) Scrum
6 4 (8.33%) ITIL
7 3 (6.25%) ETL
7 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
7 3 (6.25%) UML
7 3 (6.25%) OO
7 3 (6.25%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.25%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Ruby
1 4 (8.33%) COBOL
1 4 (8.33%) Java
1 4 (8.33%) JCL
1 4 (8.33%) Assembly Language
1 4 (8.33%) REXX
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) ABAP
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) ISEB
3 2 (4.17%) CISSP
3 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) GAMP
1 5 (10.42%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.08%) XenApp
1 1 (2.08%) XenServer
1 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
1 1 (2.08%) vSphere
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Puppet
1 4 (8.33%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Wonderware
3 4 (8.33%) IBM
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 3 (6.25%) RightScale
5 2 (4.17%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Avaya
6 1 (2.08%) VMware
6 1 (2.08%) Capita
6 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.08%) Apigee
6 1 (2.08%) Vertica
6 1 (2.08%) Talend
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