The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 18 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.03% 1.99% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 25.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate £363 £315 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% +57.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.38% 7.95% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate £350 £308 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +53.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £55.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +292.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
Cheshire

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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (46.15%) Red Hat
2 12 (46.15%) DHCP
2 12 (46.15%) DNS
2 12 (46.15%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) Maven
2 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (46.15%) CentOS
2 12 (46.15%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (46.15%) Amazon S3
2 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (46.15%) Open Source
2 12 (46.15%) Puppet
2 12 (46.15%) Hudson
2 12 (46.15%) RightScale
2 12 (46.15%) Route 53
2 12 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 12 (46.15%) Amazon ELB
2 12 (46.15%) Vagrant
3 9 (34.62%) SaaS
3 9 (34.62%) PaaS
4 7 (26.92%) Project Management
5 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (15.38%) Time Management
6 4 (15.38%) MS Office
7 3 (11.54%) Java
7 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.85%) nginx
3 1 (3.85%) Jetty
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) NetWeaver
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (46.15%) Amazon S3
1 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (46.15%) Route 53
1 12 (46.15%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (34.62%) SaaS
2 9 (34.62%) PaaS
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) DHCP
1 12 (46.15%) DNS
1 12 (46.15%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Maven
1 12 (46.15%) Hudson
1 12 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Project Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) Servlets
1 1 (3.85%) JMS
1 1 (3.85%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Open Source
2 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) PMI
4 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) CentOS
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (26.92%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (15.38%) Time Management
5 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.69%) Requirements Management
6 2 (7.69%) UML
6 2 (7.69%) User Stories
7 1 (3.85%) JVM Tuning
7 1 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) ERP
7 1 (3.85%) SOA
7 1 (3.85%) Web Development
7 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Solvency II
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) Puppet
1 12 (46.15%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.85%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Red Hat
1 12 (46.15%) RightScale
2 2 (7.69%) CA
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
Chester, Cheshire
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