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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 22 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.06% 3.65% 2.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 38.37% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £310 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £412 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £42.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.38% +178.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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
55 86 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.66% 9.50% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 20
Average daily rate £350 £345 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +91.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £308 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £16.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +159.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -1 8 £463 +49.19% 4
Chester +10 1 - -
Knutsford +2 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (29.17%) Red Hat
1 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (29.17%) CentOS
1 14 (29.17%) Puppet
1 14 (29.17%) Jenkins
1 14 (29.17%) Vagrant
2 13 (27.08%) DevOps
3 12 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (25.00%) Route 53
3 12 (25.00%) RightScale
3 12 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (25.00%) Amazon S3
3 12 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (25.00%) Firewall
4 9 (18.75%) Finance
5 8 (16.67%) Windows
5 8 (16.67%) Linux
5 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.67%) Hudson
6 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (14.58%) Informatics
7 6 (12.50%) Use Case
7 6 (12.50%) Open Source
7 6 (12.50%) SaaS
7 6 (12.50%) PaaS
7 6 (12.50%) Nessus
7 6 (12.50%) Maven
7 6 (12.50%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1 (2.08%) SugarCRM
1 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.08%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
1 12 (25.00%) Route 53
1 12 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 12 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.50%) SaaS
2 6 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.50%) DHCP
2 6 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (4.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) RIP
4 1 (2.08%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.08%) DB2
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.67%) Hudson
3 6 (12.50%) Maven
4 3 (6.25%) Selenium
4 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.17%) MSTest
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) Appium
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Local Government
4 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Report Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Project Office Support
8 1 (2.08%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (2.08%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (14.58%) Informatics
2 6 (12.50%) Open Source
2 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.33%) IVR
3 4 (8.33%) NHS
4 3 (6.25%) Biometrics
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) CentOS
2 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (27.08%) DevOps
3 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (12.50%) Use Case
6 6 (12.50%) ITIL
6 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
6 6 (12.50%) SIEM
7 4 (8.33%) Information Architecture
7 4 (8.33%) Information Security
8 3 (6.25%) Data Management
8 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
8 3 (6.25%) Information Management
8 3 (6.25%) Data Architecture
8 3 (6.25%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.25%) ERP
8 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) Ruby
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) COBOL
3 1 (2.08%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) REXX
3 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.08%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) CISSP
2 4 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 14 (29.17%) Puppet
1 14 (29.17%) Vagrant
2 6 (12.50%) Nessus
2 6 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Red Hat
2 12 (25.00%) RightScale
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (12.50%) ArcSight
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) Capita
5 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
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