The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing QA 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 5.15% 1.41% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 83.33% 50.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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 Knutsford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 6.19% 2.82% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Knutsford region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 (86.67%) Banking
2 12 (80.00%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) WebSphere
3 7 (46.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (46.67%) HTTP
3 7 (46.67%) Tivoli
3 7 (46.67%) Middleware
4 2 (13.33%) CA LISA
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) BPEL
4 2 (13.33%) WSDL
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE
4 2 (13.33%) JDBC
4 2 (13.33%) JSP
4 2 (13.33%) Servlets
4 2 (13.33%) SOAP
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 7 (46.67%) WebSphere
1 7 (46.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) HTTP
General
1 13 (86.67%) Banking
2 12 (80.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) WebSphere Specialist
2 6 (40.00%) Middleware Specialist
3 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
4 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Virtualisation Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE
2 2 (13.33%) JDBC
2 2 (13.33%) JSP
2 2 (13.33%) Servlets
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) WSDL
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) BPEL
1 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (13.33%) OO
1 2 (13.33%) SOA
1 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
1 2 (13.33%) UML
1 2 (13.33%) Validation
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Kanban
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
2 1 (6.67%) Scrum
2 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (13.33%) CA LISA