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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 62 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.42% 3.01% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.51% 32.58% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 19
Average daily rate £306 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.29% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £407 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
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
161 132 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.89% 9.24% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 74 45
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.25 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.17% +6.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford - 2 £359 -
Oldham - 1 £300 - 1
Wigan - 1 £240 - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 74 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.76%) Selenium
3 46 (27.06%) Scrum
4 42 (24.71%) Java
5 41 (24.12%) JIRA
5 41 (24.12%) TDD
6 40 (23.53%) BDD
7 39 (22.94%) SQL
8 33 (19.41%) Test Scripting
9 30 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 27 (15.88%) Automation Testing
11 26 (15.29%) SDLC
12 25 (14.71%) Cucumber
12 25 (14.71%) SQL Server
13 22 (12.94%) .NET
13 22 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (12.94%) Software Testing
14 21 (12.35%) Web Services
14 21 (12.35%) Finance
15 20 (11.76%) JavaScript
16 19 (11.18%) Regression Testing
16 19 (11.18%) Retail
17 18 (10.59%) Mobile App
18 17 (10.00%) Open Source
18 17 (10.00%) Automated Testing
18 17 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (9.41%) Oracle
20 15 (8.82%) C#
20 15 (8.82%) Python
20 15 (8.82%) Waterfall

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (7.65%) CICS
2 6 (3.53%) Node.js
3 5 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.59%) Apache
5 1 (0.59%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.94%) MS Office
4 4 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (6.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Magento
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.59%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Intranet
2 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.18%) DHCP
2 2 (1.18%) Firewall
2 2 (1.18%) HTTP
2 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.59%) Junos
3 1 (0.59%) Network Security
3 1 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) Oracle Database
2 12 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.47%) DB2
4 8 (4.71%) GIS
5 6 (3.53%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.94%) MySQL
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.18%) QGIS
9 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.59%) Siebel EIM
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (31.76%) Selenium
2 41 (24.12%) JIRA
3 25 (14.71%) Cucumber
4 14 (8.24%) Git (software)
5 13 (7.65%) Maven
6 12 (7.06%) Toad
7 11 (6.47%) Gradle
7 11 (6.47%) JBehave
7 11 (6.47%) WebDriver
8 10 (5.88%) Appium
8 10 (5.88%) Jenkins
8 10 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (4.71%) Visual Studio
10 7 (4.12%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.35%) HP UFT
11 4 (2.35%) Mocha
12 3 (1.76%) eggPlant
12 3 (1.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 21 (12.35%) Finance
2 19 (11.18%) Retail
3 11 (6.47%) Banking
4 10 (5.88%) Games
5 7 (4.12%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (42.94%) Analyst
2 39 (22.94%) Test Analyst
3 31 (18.24%) Developer
4 23 (13.53%) Tester
5 18 (10.59%) QA Analyst
5 18 (10.59%) QA Engineer
5 18 (10.59%) QA Test Analyst
6 15 (8.82%) Architect
7 13 (7.65%) QA Tester
8 12 (7.06%) Business Analyst
9 11 (6.47%) CICS Analyst
10 10 (5.88%) Data Analyst
11 9 (5.29%) Test Engineer
11 9 (5.29%) Test Manager
12 8 (4.71%) GIS Developer
12 8 (4.71%) SQL Analyst
13 7 (4.12%) Consultant
13 7 (4.12%) Performance Analyst
13 7 (4.12%) Performance Test Analyst
13 7 (4.12%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.94%) .NET
2 21 (12.35%) Web Services
3 11 (6.47%) RESTful
4 10 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 10 (5.88%) Gherkin
5 9 (5.29%) REST
6 8 (4.71%) PostGIS
7 7 (4.12%) CSS
8 6 (3.53%) Django
8 6 (3.53%) Express
8 6 (3.53%) Leaflet
8 6 (3.53%) Qt
9 5 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.35%) XML
11 3 (1.76%) Backbone.js
11 3 (1.76%) HTML
11 3 (1.76%) Middleware
11 3 (1.76%) SOAP
12 2 (1.18%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (1.18%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.59%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.65%) Mainframe
3 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.35%) Clustering
6 3 (1.76%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.18%) Contactless
7 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) Replication
8 1 (0.59%) BBC
8 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.59%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.59%) PKI
8 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.24%) Android
1 14 (8.24%) Apple iOS
2 11 (6.47%) Linux
2 11 (6.47%) zOS
3 9 (5.29%) Windows
4 8 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.94%) Unix
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.06%) Scrum
3 41 (24.12%) TDD
4 40 (23.53%) BDD
5 33 (19.41%) Test Scripting
6 27 (15.88%) Automation Testing
7 26 (15.29%) SDLC
8 22 (12.94%) Software Testing
8 22 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (11.18%) Regression Testing
10 17 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 17 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (10.00%) Open Source
11 15 (8.82%) Waterfall
12 14 (8.24%) Performance Testing
13 13 (7.65%) Kanban
13 13 (7.65%) Test Management
14 12 (7.06%) Defect Management
14 12 (7.06%) Functional Testing
15 11 (6.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.71%) Java
2 39 (22.94%) SQL
3 20 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.82%) C#
4 15 (8.82%) Python
5 14 (8.24%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.47%) JCL
7 9 (5.29%) C++
8 4 (2.35%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.18%) Groovy
9 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.59%) ABAP
10 1 (0.59%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.59%) PHP
10 1 (0.59%) R
10 1 (0.59%) Ruby
10 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (7.65%) Degree
2 9 (5.29%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.12%) ISEB
4 5 (2.94%) HND
5 3 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.18%) MCSA
6 2 (1.18%) MCSE
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.59%) CISM
7 1 (0.59%) CISMP
7 1 (0.59%) CISSP
7 1 (0.59%) CLAS
7 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.59%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.59%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.59%) ISO26262
System Software
1 12 (7.06%) Docker
2 11 (6.47%) RACF
3 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (6.47%) CA Endevor
2 7 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.35%) Puppet
4 2 (1.18%) Ansible
4 2 (1.18%) SmoothWall
4 2 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.41%) Oracle
3 11 (6.47%) CA
4 8 (4.71%) HP
5 7 (4.12%) Telerik
6 6 (3.53%) ESRI
7 5 (2.94%) SAP
8 4 (2.35%) Citrix
9 3 (1.76%) Cisco
10 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.18%) Clearswift
11 1 (0.59%) Juniper
11 1 (0.59%) Kaspersky
11 1 (0.59%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.59%) Redback
11 1 (0.59%) Siebel
11 1 (0.59%) Vertica
11 1 (0.59%) VMware
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