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 1 October 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 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 14 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.65% 3.09% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.42% 24.29% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
Median daily rate £400 £465 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +32.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £16.34
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +40.75%
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
33 70 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.96% 12.70% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 50 21
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £622 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £9.19 £33.56 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% +52.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +36.58%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +18 8 £400 -13.97%
Preston +4 3 £388 +40.90% 1
Fleetwood - 3 £498 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 7 (31.82%) ITIL
1 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
3 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) JIRA
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) Unix
4 4 (18.18%) Finance
4 4 (18.18%) ISEB
5 3 (13.64%) Middleware
5 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) ITSM
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) CaliberRM
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing

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 2 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (9.09%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Drupal
2 1 (4.55%) Joomla!
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) OpenCart
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
1 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) CaliberRM
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Rational Robot
4 1 (4.55%) TestNG
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Environment Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Manager
4 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Integration Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Test Environment Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) AIX
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
1 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
2 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
4 3 (13.64%) ITSM
4 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Service Design
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.55%) APMP
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.55%) Siebel
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