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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.85% 3.61% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 70.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £410 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +82.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -9.83%
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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
2 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.69% 5.15% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Average daily rate - £350 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -25.43%

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

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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 26 January 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 (68.75%) Red Hat
1 11 (68.75%) CentOS
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon S3
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (68.75%) Puppet
1 11 (68.75%) Route 53
1 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon ELB
1 11 (68.75%) Vagrant
2 10 (62.50%) DevOps
3 9 (56.25%) RightScale
3 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
4 7 (43.75%) Hudson
5 5 (31.25%) Open Source
5 5 (31.25%) SaaS
5 5 (31.25%) PaaS
5 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) Maven
6 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
8 2 (12.50%) Network Security
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 1 (6.25%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon S3
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (68.75%) Route 53
1 11 (68.75%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (31.25%) SaaS
2 5 (31.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
2 7 (43.75%) Hudson
3 5 (31.25%) Maven
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Report Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Open Source
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (62.50%) DevOps
3 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) Puppet
1 11 (68.75%) Vagrant
2 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Red Hat
2 9 (56.25%) RightScale
3 1 (6.25%) Capita