The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 6 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.22% 0.77% 11.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 33.33% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 9
Median daily rate £425 £260 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -35.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
QA
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.83% 2.31% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
Median daily rate £425 £260 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -35.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Chester region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Chester

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Chester region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Chester region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 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 Chester region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Time Management
3 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (33.33%) User Stories
4 6 (33.33%) Web Development
4 6 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) Kanban
5 5 (27.78%) Network Security
5 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
6 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (22.22%) RightScale
6 4 (22.22%) Puppet
6 4 (22.22%) DevOps
6 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 4 (22.22%) Quality Management
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Data Management
7 3 (16.67%) Use Case
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
7 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (16.67%) CSS
7 3 (16.67%) UML
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Ant
3 1 (5.56%) Gatling
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Gradle
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Business Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 2 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) Akka
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) OSGi
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
3 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) CentOS
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Time Management
4 6 (33.33%) User Stories
4 6 (33.33%) Web Development
5 5 (27.78%) Kanban
6 4 (22.22%) DevOps
6 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 4 (22.22%) Quality Management
7 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Coaching
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (16.67%) CRM
7 3 (16.67%) Data Management
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
7 3 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) RightScale
2 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Telerik
3 1 (5.56%) Workday