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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 46 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 17 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.67% 2.58% 4.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.31% 24.76% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 19
Median daily rate £419 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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
58 105 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.12% 10.43% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 85 57
Median daily rate £425 £425 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £230 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £672 £575 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.67 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.35% -8.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Chester +7 5 £425 +63.46% 2
Crewe - 5 - - 2
Macclesfield 0 2 £231 - 2
Warrington 0 2 £369 -10.06% 1
Wilmslow - 1 £438 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (31.82%) Time Management
3 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (29.55%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) Kanban
5 11 (25.00%) Finance
6 10 (22.73%) Project Management
6 10 (22.73%) Java
6 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (20.45%) Network Security
7 9 (20.45%) Web Development
8 8 (18.18%) Oracle
8 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 8 (18.18%) User Stories
8 8 (18.18%) SDLC
9 7 (15.91%) Coaching
9 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (15.91%) Change Management
10 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
10 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
10 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
10 6 (13.64%) Puppet
10 6 (13.64%) RightScale
10 6 (13.64%) DevOps
10 6 (13.64%) Data Structures
11 5 (11.36%) User Experience
11 5 (11.36%) Use Case
11 5 (11.36%) CRM

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 3 (6.82%) CMS
1 3 (6.82%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Mingle
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) GitHub
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Network Security
2 2 (4.55%) DHCP
2 2 (4.55%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.82%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) Power BI
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.09%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) Ant
5 1 (2.27%) Gatling
5 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) Gradle
5 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.27%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Applications Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Agile Scrum Master
5 4 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Scrum Master
6 3 (6.82%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 2 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Delivery Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) XML
2 3 (6.82%) CSS
2 3 (6.82%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (2.27%) Akka
4 1 (2.27%) CSS3
4 1 (2.27%) HTML5
4 1 (2.27%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) OSGi
4 1 (2.27%) RESTful
4 1 (2.27%) Spring
4 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Data Structures
3 5 (11.36%) User Experience
4 4 (9.09%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) CentOS
3 1 (2.27%) AIX
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (31.82%) Time Management
3 13 (29.55%) Scrum
4 11 (25.00%) Kanban
5 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (22.73%) Project Management
6 9 (20.45%) Web Development
7 8 (18.18%) SDLC
7 8 (18.18%) User Stories
8 7 (15.91%) Change Management
8 7 (15.91%) Coaching
8 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.64%) DevOps
9 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
9 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
9 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
10 5 (11.36%) CRM
10 5 (11.36%) Use Case
11 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Java
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.09%) PHP
3 4 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.27%) Ruby
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) HND
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 6 (13.64%) RightScale
3 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.27%) ATG
5 1 (2.27%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Telerik
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Workday
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