The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Manchester region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 25 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.97% 2.33% 2.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 37.14% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 12
Average daily rate
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£430 £258 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.99% -6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £203 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £370 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
70 70 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.52% 6.28% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 31
Average daily rate £430 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.60% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £162 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £411 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 4
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%
QA
North West

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

QA
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
Bolton - - - - 3
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Information Security
3 10 (15.87%) Oracle
4 9 (14.29%) Java
4 9 (14.29%) XML
4 9 (14.29%) Scrum
4 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (12.70%) Banking
5 8 (12.70%) Windows
5 8 (12.70%) HTML
5 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
5 8 (12.70%) .NET
5 8 (12.70%) MS Project
6 7 (11.11%) Project Management
6 7 (11.11%) EJB
6 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.11%) ITIL
6 7 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 6 (9.52%) CMS
7 6 (9.52%) Data Management
7 6 (9.52%) OOP
7 6 (9.52%) C#
7 6 (9.52%) CSS
7 6 (9.52%) Scala
7 6 (9.52%) HTML5
7 6 (9.52%) BDD
7 6 (9.52%) Change Control
8 5 (7.94%) Big Data
8 5 (7.94%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (7.94%) CSS3

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (9.52%) CMS
2 5 (7.94%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (7.94%) Escenic
2 5 (7.94%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.94%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.94%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.94%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Project
2 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
2 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.17%) MS Office
4 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Maximo
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.17%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.59%) Network Security
3 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) Big Data
2 5 (7.94%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.94%) MySQL
3 4 (6.35%) QlikView
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
1 5 (7.94%) JIRA
1 5 (7.94%) Selenium
2 3 (4.76%) SpecFlow
2 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.17%) Toad
3 2 (3.17%) JUnit
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) Metasploit
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Back Office
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Project Manager
3 7 (11.11%) Tester
3 7 (11.11%) Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Java Programmer
5 5 (7.94%) Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Java Programmer
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Programmer
6 4 (6.35%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Solutions Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Lead Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) XML
2 8 (12.70%) HTML
2 8 (12.70%) .NET
3 7 (11.11%) EJB
4 6 (9.52%) CSS
4 6 (9.52%) HTML5
5 5 (7.94%) CSS3
5 5 (7.94%) jQuery
5 5 (7.94%) Ajax
5 5 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (7.94%) Java RMI
5 5 (7.94%) Struts
5 5 (7.94%) J2EE
5 5 (7.94%) Spring
5 5 (7.94%) JSF
5 5 (7.94%) LAMP
5 5 (7.94%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.17%) EDIFACT
6 2 (3.17%) JMS
6 2 (3.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.17%) NHS
1 2 (3.17%) PKI
1 2 (3.17%) Mathematics
1 2 (3.17%) Open Source
1 2 (3.17%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.59%) Informatics
2 1 (1.59%) PACS
2 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) UNIX
3 2 (3.17%) Android
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Information Security
2 9 (14.29%) Scrum
2 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (11.11%) Project Management
3 7 (11.11%) ITIL
3 7 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 6 (9.52%) Data Management
4 6 (9.52%) OOP
4 6 (9.52%) BDD
4 6 (9.52%) Change Control
5 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (7.94%) Test Automation
5 5 (7.94%) OOD
5 5 (7.94%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (7.94%) UML
5 5 (7.94%) RUP
5 5 (7.94%) TDD
5 5 (7.94%) Data Analysis
5 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.94%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) Java
2 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.52%) C#
3 6 (9.52%) Scala
4 3 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) CISMP
2 4 (6.35%) Security+ Certification
2 4 (6.35%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) ISEB
3 3 (4.76%) CISSP
4 2 (3.17%) CEH
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
1 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.59%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) JBoss
3 4 (6.35%) Splunk
4 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.17%) Sourcefire
5 2 (3.17%) McAfee
5 2 (3.17%) Sophos
5 2 (3.17%) SAP
5 2 (3.17%) IronPort
5 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.59%) hybris
6 1 (1.59%) F5
6 1 (1.59%) Juniper
6 1 (1.59%) Websense
6 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago