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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing QA 7 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.89% 9.02% 2.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 84.62% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +39.11%
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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
15 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.20% 10.66% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 3
Average daily rate £378 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £324 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £425 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £20.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +37.08%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Chester region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 May 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 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (37.50%) Vagrant
3 3 (37.50%) RightScale
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Puppet
3 3 (37.50%) Hudson
3 3 (37.50%) Route 53
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Maven
3 3 (37.50%) CentOS
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon S3
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Jetty
2 1 (12.50%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (37.50%) Route 53
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon S3
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) SaaS
2 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Redis
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Hudson
2 3 (37.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Appium
3 1 (12.50%) Calabash
3 1 (12.50%) Mocha
3 1 (12.50%) Gradle
3 1 (12.50%) Ant
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) JSON
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) OSGi
2 1 (12.50%) Servlets
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Auto-Scaling
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Android Development
5 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
5 1 (12.50%) JVM Tuning
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Vagrant
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) RightScale
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Apigee
2 1 (12.50%) Capita
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago