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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 20 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.59% 1.74% 2.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.48% 17.02% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 6
Median daily rate £395 £398 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +19.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £309 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £455 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-70.00% +83.00%
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
46 94 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.95% 10.25% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 57 44
Median daily rate £401 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.83% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £350 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 8
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +9.31%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -1 4 £290 -23.43%
Chester -11 4 £400 +13.87% 3
Knutsford 0 3 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (26.83%) Time Management
4 10 (24.39%) Configuration Management
5 8 (19.51%) Windows
5 8 (19.51%) Linux
5 8 (19.51%) Degree
5 8 (19.51%) Scrum
5 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (19.51%) User Stories
6 7 (17.07%) Coaching
6 7 (17.07%) VMware
6 7 (17.07%) Change Management
7 6 (14.63%) Web Development
7 6 (14.63%) Use Case
7 6 (14.63%) SQL
7 6 (14.63%) Oracle
7 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
7 6 (14.63%) Quality Management
7 6 (14.63%) Project Management
7 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
7 6 (14.63%) Data Structures
8 5 (12.20%) Java
8 5 (12.20%) AIX
8 5 (12.20%) UML
9 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.76%) MS Project
9 4 (9.76%) ITIL

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 (4.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (4.88%) Apache
1 2 (4.88%) CMS
1 2 (4.88%) IIS
1 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Project
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) SaaS
2 2 (4.88%) IaaS
2 2 (4.88%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) Network Security
2 1 (2.44%) 802.15
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) IPv6
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.32%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.44%) CMake
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.44%) Gatling
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Gradle
3 1 (2.44%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.44%) MSTest
3 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) WiX
General
1 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Business Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Delivery Project Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Programme Office Support
3 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 3 (7.32%) Business IT Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Environment Manager
4 3 (7.32%) IT Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) IT Business Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Lead Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (14.63%) Data Structures
2 4 (9.76%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (7.32%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) BYOD
4 1 (2.44%) CMDB
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.44%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) AIX
3 3 (7.32%) Unix
4 2 (4.88%) CentOS
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (26.83%) Time Management
4 10 (24.39%) Configuration Management
5 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (19.51%) Scrum
5 8 (19.51%) User Stories
6 7 (17.07%) Change Management
6 7 (17.07%) Coaching
7 6 (14.63%) Project Management
7 6 (14.63%) Quality Management
7 6 (14.63%) Use Case
7 6 (14.63%) Web Development
8 5 (12.20%) UML
9 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.76%) Data Management
9 4 (9.76%) ITIL
9 4 (9.76%) Kanban
9 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
9 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) C++
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) VMware
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Ab Initio
3 3 (7.32%) ATG
3 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.88%) Adobe
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.44%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) RightScale
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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