The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 29 61
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +32
Contract jobs citing QA 56 90 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.13% 4.78% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.16% 51.72% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 55 19
Median daily rate £425 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £313 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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 Manchester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
124 174 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.92% 9.25% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 88 74
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £304 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £379
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +56.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +47.50%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
Salford - 3 £425 - 3
Stockport - 3 £505 - 1
Oldham 0 1 £395 -
Bolton - 1 £255 -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for QA.

1 43 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.97%) JIRA
3 30 (25.42%) Selenium
4 23 (19.49%) Java
5 21 (17.80%) BDD
6 20 (16.95%) Jenkins
6 20 (16.95%) TDD
7 19 (16.10%) Scrum
7 19 (16.10%) .NET
7 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
8 18 (15.25%) Web Services
9 17 (14.41%) Oracle
9 17 (14.41%) SQL
9 17 (14.41%) Finance
9 17 (14.41%) SDLC
10 16 (13.56%) SQL Server
11 14 (11.86%) Migration
11 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
12 13 (11.02%) ITIL
13 11 (9.32%) Express
13 11 (9.32%) Mocha
13 11 (9.32%) Node.js
13 11 (9.32%) Cucumber
13 11 (9.32%) RESTful
14 10 (8.47%) Automation Testing
14 10 (8.47%) Docker
14 10 (8.47%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (8.47%) Avaya
14 10 (8.47%) Firewall
14 10 (8.47%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (7.63%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (4.24%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) Confluence
5 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.85%) Magento
2 1 (0.85%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.39%) PaaS
2 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.54%) GitHub
3 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.47%) Firewall
2 8 (6.78%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (6.78%) SSL
3 6 (5.08%) Network Security
3 6 (5.08%) VoIP
4 4 (3.39%) WAN
5 3 (2.54%) PSTN
6 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.78%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.24%) MySQL
5 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.85%) GIS
6 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.85%) QGIS
6 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.85%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (27.97%) JIRA
2 30 (25.42%) Selenium
3 20 (16.95%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.32%) Cucumber
4 11 (9.32%) Mocha
5 8 (6.78%) JUnit
6 7 (5.93%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.93%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.24%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.54%) Appium
8 3 (2.54%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.69%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.69%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.69%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.69%) PhantomJS
9 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.85%) Maven
10 1 (0.85%) MorphX
10 1 (0.85%) TestNG
General
1 17 (14.41%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Games
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
3 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.54%) Legal
5 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (22.03%) Analyst
2 25 (21.19%) Developer
3 11 (9.32%) Test Analyst
4 10 (8.47%) Node.js Developer
5 9 (7.63%) QA Analyst
5 9 (7.63%) QA Tester
5 9 (7.63%) Test Manager
5 9 (7.63%) Tester
6 8 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.93%) Architect
8 6 (5.08%) Network Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Network Security Manager
8 6 (5.08%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Agile Test Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) IT Manager
9 5 (4.24%) QA Manager
9 5 (4.24%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.10%) .NET
2 18 (15.25%) Web Services
3 11 (9.32%) Express
3 11 (9.32%) Node.js
3 11 (9.32%) RESTful
4 10 (8.47%) XML
5 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET
6 8 (6.78%) HTML
6 8 (6.78%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (5.93%) EJB
7 7 (5.93%) Hibernate
7 7 (5.93%) J2EE
7 7 (5.93%) JAXB
7 7 (5.93%) Middleware
7 7 (5.93%) VXML
7 7 (5.93%) XSLT
8 5 (4.24%) SOAP
9 4 (3.39%) EDI
9 4 (3.39%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) PKI
2 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.93%) IVR
3 6 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.08%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.39%) Biometrics
5 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.39%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.54%) User Experience
7 2 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.69%) Life Science
7 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.85%) iPad
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.93%) Unix
1 7 (5.93%) Windows
2 5 (4.24%) Linux
3 4 (3.39%) AIX
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.80%) BDD
3 20 (16.95%) TDD
4 19 (16.10%) Scrum
5 17 (14.41%) SDLC
6 14 (11.86%) Migration
6 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
7 13 (11.02%) ITIL
8 10 (8.47%) Automation Testing
8 10 (8.47%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (8.47%) SOA
9 9 (7.63%) ITIL V3
9 9 (7.63%) Project Management
9 9 (7.63%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.78%) MVC
10 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.08%) Manual Testing
11 6 (5.08%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.49%) Java
2 17 (14.41%) SQL
3 9 (7.63%) C#
4 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.24%) Ruby
5 4 (3.39%) PHP
6 3 (2.54%) Python
6 3 (2.54%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.85%) C
8 1 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (5.08%) CCNP
2 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.24%) Degree
3 5 (4.24%) ISEB
4 3 (2.54%) CISSP
4 3 (2.54%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) CCENT
5 2 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.69%) CISM
5 2 (1.69%) CISMP
5 2 (1.69%) CLAS
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) HND
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.69%) SDET
3 1 (0.85%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.85%) COBIT
3 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.85%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) UCITS
System Software
1 10 (8.47%) Docker
2 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) SmoothWall
2 4 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.85%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.41%) Oracle
3 10 (8.47%) Avaya
4 8 (6.78%) CheckPoint
4 8 (6.78%) Cisco
4 8 (6.78%) Clearswift
5 5 (4.24%) HP
6 4 (3.39%) ForgeRock
6 4 (3.39%) Nortel
6 4 (3.39%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.54%) IBM
8 2 (1.69%) Actimize
8 2 (1.69%) hybris
8 2 (1.69%) Informatica
8 2 (1.69%) Kaspersky
8 2 (1.69%) Openreach
8 2 (1.69%) SAP
9 1 (0.85%) Apigee
9 1 (0.85%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
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