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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing QA 34 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.41% 3.00% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.64% 40.70% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 18
Average daily rate
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£295 £320 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +64.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £125 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £405 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £69.00 £185.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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
88 86 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.24% 7.36% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 32
Average daily rate £310 £300 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.15 £185.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.99% -90.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) SQL
3 13 (22.03%) Project Management
3 13 (22.03%) Finance
4 12 (20.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (16.95%) Oracle
5 10 (16.95%) Web Services
6 9 (15.25%) Java
7 8 (13.56%) RDBMS
7 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
8 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
8 7 (11.86%) Retail
8 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
8 7 (11.86%) MS Office
9 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
9 6 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (10.17%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
10 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
10 5 (8.47%) Project Planning
10 5 (8.47%) Selenium
10 5 (8.47%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (8.47%) HP
10 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
10 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
10 5 (8.47%) PL/SQL
10 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
10 5 (8.47%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (3.39%) JBoss
1 2 (3.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Office
2 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (3.39%) SAP HCM
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) VPN
2 1 (1.69%) Network Security
2 1 (1.69%) DMZ
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) RDBMS
1 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (6.78%) SQLPlus
4 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.69%) BigQuery
6 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Selenium
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.39%) JUnit
4 2 (3.39%) JIRA
5 1 (1.69%) Subversion
5 1 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.69%) Xcode
5 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Advertising
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Games
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Tester
3 6 (10.17%) Test Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Consultant
3 6 (10.17%) DBA
3 6 (10.17%) SQL DBA
3 6 (10.17%) QA Tester
4 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Integrator
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.39%) Administrator
6 2 (3.39%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.39%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Senior DBA
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) SOAP
3 4 (6.78%) J2EE
4 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.08%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) EJB
5 2 (3.39%) .NET
5 2 (3.39%) JMS
5 2 (3.39%) Java EE
6 1 (1.69%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.69%) REST
6 1 (1.69%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.69%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (1.69%) UIKit
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
6 1 (1.69%) Django
6 1 (1.69%) Cocoa
6 1 (1.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Statistics
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Open Source
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.39%) iPad
3 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Social Media
4 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.69%) Online Games
4 1 (1.69%) IVR
4 1 (1.69%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) VMS
2 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.39%) HPUX
3 2 (3.39%) Android
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) Project Management
3 12 (20.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
4 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (10.17%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
6 5 (8.47%) Project Planning
6 5 (8.47%) Integration Testing
7 4 (6.78%) RAD
7 4 (6.78%) ITIL
7 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.78%) ERP
7 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.78%) Change Management
7 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
7 4 (6.78%) TDD
7 4 (6.78%) Scrum
7 4 (6.78%) Performance Management
7 4 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) Java
3 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.08%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.69%) JCL
7 1 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) VBScript
7 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.39%) ISEB
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.69%) MCDST
3 1 (1.69%) MCTS
3 1 (1.69%) ACSA
3 1 (1.69%) MCITP
3 1 (1.69%) ACSP
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) RHCE
3 1 (1.69%) CCNP
3 1 (1.69%) CCIP
3 1 (1.69%) CCNA
3 1 (1.69%) CCDP
3 1 (1.69%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Oracle
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.47%) HP
3 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 2 (3.39%) Siebel
4 2 (3.39%) Citrix
4 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.69%) Talend
5 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.69%) Avaya
5 1 (1.69%) EMC
5 1 (1.69%) Apple
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
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