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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing QA 6 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.44% 7.74% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 85.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £14.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -50.83%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.67% 9.03% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate £315 £339 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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

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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 29 July 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 16 (59.26%) Red Hat
1 16 (59.26%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (59.26%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (59.26%) Amazon S3
1 16 (59.26%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (59.26%) CentOS
1 16 (59.26%) Puppet
1 16 (59.26%) Hudson
1 16 (59.26%) RightScale
1 16 (59.26%) Route 53
1 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
1 16 (59.26%) Amazon ELB
1 16 (59.26%) Vagrant
2 15 (55.56%) DevOps
2 15 (55.56%) Open Source
2 15 (55.56%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) Maven
2 15 (55.56%) DNS
2 15 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 15 (55.56%) DHCP
3 13 (48.15%) SaaS
3 13 (48.15%) PaaS
4 8 (29.63%) Project Management
5 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
6 4 (14.81%) MS Office
6 4 (14.81%) SAP
7 3 (11.11%) Finance
7 3 (11.11%) Time Management
7 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) Jetty
2 1 (3.70%) nginx
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 16 (59.26%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (59.26%) Amazon S3
1 16 (59.26%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (59.26%) Route 53
1 16 (59.26%) Amazon ELB
2 13 (48.15%) SaaS
2 13 (48.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) DHCP
1 15 (55.56%) DNS
1 15 (55.56%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Hudson
1 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
2 15 (55.56%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Project Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) PMO Lead
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Security Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Servlets
1 1 (3.70%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Open Source
2 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) CentOS
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (55.56%) DevOps
2 15 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 8 (29.63%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.70%) Scrum
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 16 (59.26%) Puppet
1 16 (59.26%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Red Hat
1 16 (59.26%) RightScale
2 4 (14.81%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle