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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 1 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.51% 3.66% 9.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 47.37% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Median daily rate - £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-61.18% +76.74%
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 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.59% 7.72% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Median daily rate £375 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £331 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

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
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 29 May 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 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree