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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 27 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.49% 1.88% 3.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.23% 25.00% 54.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 13
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £335 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -58.61%
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
107 60 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.86% 7.51% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 26 26
Average daily rate £450 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £100 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 2
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £27.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -37.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £15.00 £23.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £61.00 £30.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Warrington -7 11 £398 - 2
Chester -2 8 £375 -1.31% 3
Knutsford -5 4 £405 +9.83%
Macclesfield - 1 £375 -
Northwich - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £575 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 10 (19.61%) Java
5 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 9 (17.65%) Maven
5 9 (17.65%) Amazon ELB
5 9 (17.65%) Route 53
5 9 (17.65%) Vagrant
5 9 (17.65%) DevOps
5 9 (17.65%) SDLC
5 9 (17.65%) CentOS
5 9 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (17.65%) Amazon S3
5 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (17.65%) Puppet
5 9 (17.65%) Hudson
6 8 (15.69%) Open Source
6 8 (15.69%) Auto-Scaling
6 8 (15.69%) Banking
6 8 (15.69%) Finance
6 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
6 8 (15.69%) ERP
7 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
7 7 (13.73%) SQL
7 7 (13.73%) Scrum
7 7 (13.73%) TDD
8 6 (11.76%) Pair Programming
8 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (9.80%) Node.js
2 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.88%) NetWeaver
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) JBoss
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Jetty
4 1 (1.96%) nginx
4 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.84%) MS Office
3 3 (5.88%) MS Project
3 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP WM
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon S3
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (17.65%) Route 53
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
2 2 (3.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) DHCP
1 3 (5.88%) DNS
1 3 (5.88%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) Wireless
2 2 (3.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.96%) Intranet
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (5.88%) Redis
2 3 (5.88%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) EDMS
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 9 (17.65%) Hudson
2 9 (17.65%) Maven
3 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.88%) Mocha
4 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
4 3 (5.88%) Calabash
4 3 (5.88%) Appium
5 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.96%) Ant
6 1 (1.96%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Subversion
6 1 (1.96%) Gradle
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
1 8 (15.69%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Billing
4 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Consultant
2 9 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Developer
4 6 (11.76%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (3.92%) Programmer
6 2 (3.92%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) JSON
1 6 (11.76%) RESTful
2 4 (7.84%) XML
3 3 (5.88%) Servlets
3 3 (5.88%) SOAP
3 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) SAP Basis
4 2 (3.92%) Spring
4 2 (3.92%) WSDL
4 2 (3.92%) J2EE
4 2 (3.92%) JDBC
4 2 (3.92%) JSP
5 1 (1.96%) JMS
5 1 (1.96%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.96%) Middleware
5 1 (1.96%) SAP MI
5 1 (1.96%) Apache CXF
5 1 (1.96%) OSGi
5 1 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) SCADA
2 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) CentOS
2 5 (9.80%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (17.65%) DevOps
3 9 (17.65%) SDLC
4 8 (15.69%) Auto-Scaling
4 8 (15.69%) Open Source
4 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (15.69%) ERP
4 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
5 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
5 7 (13.73%) Scrum
5 7 (13.73%) TDD
6 6 (11.76%) Pair Programming
6 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (9.80%) Migration
7 5 (9.80%) Requirements Management
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL
8 4 (7.84%) Change Management
8 4 (7.84%) Project Management
8 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) Java
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.84%) ABAP
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) ISEB
1 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
1 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) PMP
2 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) GAMP
1 4 (7.84%) GMP
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Puppet
1 9 (17.65%) Vagrant
2 2 (3.92%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
2 5 (9.80%) SAP
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) Wonderware
4 3 (5.88%) RightScale
4 3 (5.88%) Apigee
5 2 (3.92%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) Avaya
6 1 (1.96%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Syclo
6 1 (1.96%) Vertica
6 1 (1.96%) Talend
6 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
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