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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 22 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.19% 2.52% 3.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.56% 24.27% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 12
Median daily rate £413 £423 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +9.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £351 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £524 £400
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 £14.75 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-61.18% +76.74%
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
72 103 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.16% 10.37% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 54 43
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 £298 £350 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%

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 30 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 30 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 -12 7 £375 -31.81% 1
Macclesfield -2 2 - -
Knutsford -9 2 - -
Chester -7 1 - - 1
Wilmslow - 1 - - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
3 7 (20.59%) Linux
3 7 (20.59%) Windows
3 7 (20.59%) Scrum
3 7 (20.59%) Time Management
3 7 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (17.65%) Coaching
4 6 (17.65%) Banking
4 6 (17.65%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) Change Management
4 6 (17.65%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) SQL
5 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (14.71%) Finance
5 5 (14.71%) Degree
5 5 (14.71%) User Stories
6 4 (11.76%) Change Control
6 4 (11.76%) JIRA
6 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Java
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle
6 4 (11.76%) MS Project
6 4 (11.76%) AIX
6 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 4 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence

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 2 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (5.88%) Apache
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.76%) MS Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
2 2 (5.88%) IaaS
2 2 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.82%) Big Data
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) JIRA
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.94%) CMake
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Gradle
3 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.94%) MSTest
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.94%) WiX
General
1 6 (17.65%) Banking
2 5 (14.71%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Programme Office Support
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) IT Risk Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.94%) BYOD
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) AIX
3 2 (5.88%) CentOS
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
2 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (20.59%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (20.59%) Scrum
3 7 (20.59%) Time Management
4 6 (17.65%) Change Management
4 6 (17.65%) Coaching
4 6 (17.65%) Project Management
5 5 (14.71%) User Stories
6 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.76%) Change Control
6 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Test Management
7 3 (8.82%) Use Case
7 3 (8.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
1 2 (5.88%) vRealize
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) VMware
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Ab Initio
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe
4 2 (5.88%) ATG
4 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
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