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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 13 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 10 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.10% 8.98% 0.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 88.24% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£368 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.40%
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
18 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.18% 10.18% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate £342 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +6.34%

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 1 July 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 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 9 (64.29%) Amazon ELB
3 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 9 (64.29%) Vagrant
3 9 (64.29%) Puppet
3 9 (64.29%) Hudson
3 9 (64.29%) Route 53
3 9 (64.29%) CentOS
3 9 (64.29%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (64.29%) Amazon S3
3 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (64.29%) Maven
3 9 (64.29%) Red Hat
4 8 (57.14%) Open Source
4 8 (57.14%) Auto-Scaling
5 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
7 3 (21.43%) RightScale
7 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) Firewall
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) DHCP
8 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 2 (14.29%) ETL
8 2 (14.29%) Java
8 2 (14.29%) Tomcat

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Jetty
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (64.29%) Amazon S3
1 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (64.29%) Route 53
1 9 (64.29%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (14.29%) SaaS
2 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Redis
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (64.29%) Maven
2 9 (64.29%) Hudson
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) Calabash
4 1 (7.14%) Appium
4 1 (7.14%) Gradle
4 1 (7.14%) Ant
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) Mocha
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 6 (42.86%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Talend Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) OSGi
2 1 (7.14%) Servlets
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) CentOS
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 8 (57.14%) Auto-Scaling
3 8 (57.14%) Open Source
4 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) Time Management
5 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Use Case
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) Puppet
1 9 (64.29%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) RightScale
3 1 (7.14%) Vertica
3 1 (7.14%) Talend
3 1 (7.14%) Apigee