The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 9 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.12% 3.60% 6.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 69.23% 55.56% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
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£375 £380 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £356 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £404 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
13 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.84% 6.47% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £190 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £398 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (61.11%) Jenkins
3 9 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
3 9 (50.00%) Route 53
3 9 (50.00%) Vagrant
3 9 (50.00%) Puppet
3 9 (50.00%) Hudson
3 9 (50.00%) DevOps
3 9 (50.00%) CentOS
3 9 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (50.00%) Amazon S3
3 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Maven
3 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (44.44%) Auto-Scaling
4 8 (44.44%) Open Source
5 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
6 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) RESTful
6 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) Pair Programming
6 5 (27.78%) JSON
7 4 (22.22%) Time Management
7 4 (22.22%) Refactoring
7 4 (22.22%) Requirements Management
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (22.22%) Node.js
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Jetty
3 1 (5.56%) nginx
3 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (50.00%) Route 53
1 9 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.11%) Redis
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Jenkins
2 9 (50.00%) Hudson
2 9 (50.00%) Maven
3 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) Mocha
4 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 2 (11.11%) Calabash
4 2 (11.11%) Appium
5 1 (5.56%) Gradle
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (5.56%) Ant
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ETL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Talend Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) JSON
1 5 (27.78%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) OSGi
2 1 (5.56%) Servlets
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) DevOps
3 8 (44.44%) Auto-Scaling
3 8 (44.44%) Open Source
4 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) Pair Programming
5 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 4 (22.22%) Requirements Management
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (22.22%) Time Management
6 4 (22.22%) Refactoring
7 3 (16.67%) Coaching
8 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
8 2 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (11.11%) Android Development
8 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
8 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Puppet
1 9 (50.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) RightScale
3 2 (11.11%) Apigee
4 1 (5.56%) Vertica
4 1 (5.56%) Talend
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