The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 54 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 25 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.91% 1.92% 1.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.88% 34.33% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 14
Average daily rate
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£346 £245 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.32% -16.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £203 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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 £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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
66 67 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.05% 5.61% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 42
Average daily rate £450 £300 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £176 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 6
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -17.64%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 - - 4
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Information Security
3 11 (18.64%) Java
4 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (15.25%) ITIL
5 9 (15.25%) Scrum
6 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
6 8 (13.56%) HTML
6 8 (13.56%) .NET
6 8 (13.56%) MS Project
7 7 (11.86%) EJB
7 7 (11.86%) XML
7 7 (11.86%) Oracle
7 7 (11.86%) Windows
7 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
7 7 (11.86%) Project Management
7 7 (11.86%) HTML5
8 6 (10.17%) Scala
8 6 (10.17%) BDD
8 6 (10.17%) Change Control
8 6 (10.17%) Ajax
8 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.17%) OOP
8 6 (10.17%) J2EE
8 6 (10.17%) C#
8 6 (10.17%) Security Management
8 6 (10.17%) CMS
8 6 (10.17%) TDD
9 5 (8.47%) Banking
9 5 (8.47%) Data Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.17%) CMS
2 5 (8.47%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.47%) Escenic
2 5 (8.47%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (8.47%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.47%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.47%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Project
2 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (6.78%) MS Office
5 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.39%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (3.39%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) MySQL
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.47%) Hadoop
1 5 (8.47%) Big Data
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.78%) QlikView
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) JIRA
2 4 (6.78%) Selenium
3 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.39%) Metasploit
4 2 (3.39%) JUnit
5 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.69%) Xcode
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
5 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Consultant
3 7 (11.86%) Test Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Tester
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Java Programmer
5 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Programmer
5 5 (8.47%) Security Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (8.47%) Senior Java Programmer
5 5 (8.47%) Solutions Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) Lead Security Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Developer Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) HTML
1 8 (13.56%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) EJB
2 7 (11.86%) XML
2 7 (11.86%) HTML5
3 6 (10.17%) J2EE
3 6 (10.17%) Ajax
4 5 (8.47%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (8.47%) Java RMI
4 5 (8.47%) LAMP
4 5 (8.47%) Hibernate
4 5 (8.47%) CSS
4 5 (8.47%) Struts
4 5 (8.47%) Spring
4 5 (8.47%) JSF
4 5 (8.47%) CSS3
4 5 (8.47%) jQuery
5 4 (6.78%) Web Services
6 2 (3.39%) JMS
6 2 (3.39%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Statistics
1 3 (5.08%) Open Source
2 2 (3.39%) iPad
2 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.39%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) UNIX
3 3 (5.08%) Android
3 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Information Security
2 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (15.25%) Scrum
3 9 (15.25%) ITIL
4 7 (11.86%) Project Management
5 6 (10.17%) Security Management
5 6 (10.17%) TDD
5 6 (10.17%) OOP
5 6 (10.17%) BDD
5 6 (10.17%) Change Control
6 5 (8.47%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (8.47%) RUP
6 5 (8.47%) UML
6 5 (8.47%) OOD
6 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.47%) Data Management
6 5 (8.47%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.78%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) Java
2 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.17%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) Scala
4 4 (6.78%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) CISMP
2 4 (6.78%) Security+ Certification
3 3 (5.08%) CISSP
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.39%) CEH
4 2 (3.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.47%) JBoss
4 4 (6.78%) Splunk
5 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.39%) McAfee
6 2 (3.39%) Sophos
6 2 (3.39%) SAP
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 2 (3.39%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.39%) IronPort
6 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.69%) hybris
7 1 (1.69%) F5
7 1 (1.69%) Juniper
7 1 (1.69%) Siebel
7 1 (1.69%) Websense
7 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Benefits + bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Ripe4
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago