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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 17 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.15% 2.52% 0.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 50.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £395 £291 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-29.82% +25.73%

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
4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.30% 5.04% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Median daily rate £275 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £334 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £450 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Time Management
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Coaching
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) Competitor Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) Atlassian
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Confluence
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
5 2 (18.18%) User Experience
5 2 (18.18%) Big Data
5 2 (18.18%) Finance

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 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 2 (18.18%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) Ember.js
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (45.45%) Time Management
3 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Coaching
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Competitor Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Telerik
2 1 (9.09%) Workday
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