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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 24 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.03% 2.18% 2.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.00% 18.80% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 9
Median daily rate £413 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £527 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
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
75 133 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.48% 11.62% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 110 43
Median daily rate £444 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% +13.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £343 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £637 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 8
Median hourly rate £39.00 £17.33 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.04% +0.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +14 11 £413 +10.00% 4
Macclesfield - 1 £300 - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (34.04%) Time Management
4 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 11 (23.40%) Java
5 11 (23.40%) Web Development
5 11 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
6 10 (21.28%) Network Security
7 9 (19.15%) Change Management
7 9 (19.15%) Linux
7 9 (19.15%) Coaching
7 9 (19.15%) User Stories
8 8 (17.02%) Puppet
8 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
8 8 (17.02%) Kanban
9 7 (14.89%) Quality Management
9 7 (14.89%) Oracle
9 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
9 7 (14.89%) Data Structures
10 6 (12.77%) DevOps
10 6 (12.77%) RightScale
10 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (12.77%) CRM
10 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
10 6 (12.77%) SQL
10 6 (12.77%) Use Case
10 6 (12.77%) Degree
10 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing

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 (6.38%) CMS
1 3 (6.38%) Confluence
1 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Mingle
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) IaaS
2 2 (4.26%) PaaS
2 2 (4.26%) SaaS
3 1 (2.13%) GitHub
3 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Network Security
2 3 (6.38%) DNS
3 2 (4.26%) DHCP
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) 802.15
4 1 (2.13%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) IPv6
4 1 (2.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Big Data
2 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) Ant
4 1 (2.13%) Gatling
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Gradle
4 1 (2.13%) Maven
4 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Agile Scrum Master
5 4 (8.51%) Delivery Project Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Scrum Master
6 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 3 (6.38%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Environment Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Lead Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) CSS
1 3 (6.38%) HTML
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
1 3 (6.38%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) JSON
3 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.13%) Akka
3 1 (2.13%) CSS3
3 1 (2.13%) HTML5
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) OSGi
3 1 (2.13%) RESTful
3 1 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Data Structures
3 5 (10.64%) Digital Media
3 5 (10.64%) User Experience
4 3 (6.38%) Mainframe
4 3 (6.38%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) AIX
2 5 (10.64%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) CentOS
4 3 (6.38%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (34.04%) Time Management
4 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 11 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (23.40%) Web Development
6 9 (19.15%) Change Management
6 9 (19.15%) Coaching
6 9 (19.15%) User Stories
7 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
7 8 (17.02%) Kanban
8 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
8 7 (14.89%) Quality Management
9 6 (12.77%) CRM
9 6 (12.77%) DevOps
9 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
9 6 (12.77%) Use Case
10 5 (10.64%) ERP
10 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.51%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) Java
2 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
2 6 (12.77%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) PHP
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) vRealize
3 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) RightScale
3 5 (10.64%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) Ab Initio
4 3 (6.38%) ATG
4 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.26%) Adobe
5 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) SAP
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