The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 40 25
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 27 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.01% 2.67% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 81.82% 46.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 6
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£375 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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% +16.41%
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 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.57% 5.75% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 12
Average daily rate £375 £353 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +28.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £707 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £21.06 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +21 21 £385 +10.00% 1
Preston +2 3 £244 -25.00% 2
Lytham St Annes - 3 £338 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 18 (47.37%) COBOL
1 18 (47.37%) VME
2 16 (42.11%) Automated Testing
3 15 (39.47%) Migration
4 14 (36.84%) RDBMS
4 14 (36.84%) Data Conversion
4 14 (36.84%) Relational Database
5 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
6 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
7 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
8 8 (21.05%) UNIX
9 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
10 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Windows
11 5 (13.16%) Linux
11 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
11 5 (13.16%) Project Management
11 5 (13.16%) HP UFT
11 5 (13.16%) LoadRunner
11 5 (13.16%) Facilita Forecast
11 5 (13.16%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (13.16%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
12 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
12 4 (10.53%) iSeries
12 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) RDBMS
1 14 (36.84%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
1 5 (13.16%) HP UFT
1 5 (13.16%) LoadRunner
1 5 (13.16%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Test Manager
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Programme Office Support
7 1 (2.63%) SAP Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Software Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Data Conversion
2 5 (13.16%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
3 4 (10.53%) iSeries
4 3 (7.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) VME
2 8 (21.05%) UNIX
3 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Automated Testing
2 15 (39.47%) Migration
3 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
4 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
5 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Test Strategy
6 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Project Management
7 5 (13.16%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.53%) Change Control
8 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.53%) System Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
8 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) COBOL
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Micro Focus
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
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