The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 15 39
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +24
Contract jobs citing QA 9 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.07% 8.26% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.68% 55.56% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 8
Median daily rate £275 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £327 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £400 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +79.21%
QA
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
38 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.76% 14.88% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 41
Median daily rate £325 £385 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £273 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £682 £600 £801
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.19% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.68 - £21.06
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 - £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 - £21.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.17
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.57%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Lancashire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -24 3 £255 -33.76%
Preston 0 2 £323 +29.00%
Skelmersdale - 2 £275 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CaliberRM
3 3 (21.43%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Drupal
1 1 (7.14%) Joomla!
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) FrameMaker
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) OpenCart
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) CaliberRM
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Environment Manager
3 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Siebel Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Demand Forecasting
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Conflict Management
4 1 (7.14%) Dependency Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) APMP
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Def Stans
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Siebel