The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 1.56% 5.45% 1.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 100.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £525 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 3.13% 5.45% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £525 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Knutsford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 15 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Knutsford region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (57.14%) HTTP
3 4 (57.14%) Tivoli
3 4 (57.14%) Middleware
3 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile Development
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) HTTP
General
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware Specialist
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Kanban
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Development
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) User Stories
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Tivoli