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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 2.22% 1.28% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 25.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.40%
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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 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 6.67% 5.13% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £438 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +6.34%

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

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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 19 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) ISPF
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (20.00%) RIP
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (20.00%) REXX
3 1 (20.00%) zOS
3 1 (20.00%) JCL
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe

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Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (20.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
1 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (20.00%) REXX
1 1 (20.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Avaya
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow