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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Knutsford
Rank 9 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 3.03% 3.81% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 80.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.47% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.72
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.24%

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
7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 21.21% 4.76% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £350 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PMI
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle