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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 24 65
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +41
Contract jobs citing QA 55 113 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.34% 5.80% 2.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.35% 59.16% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 58 23
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £433 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
124 191 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.54% 9.81% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 99 65
Median daily rate £410 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.32% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £47.50 £16.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.87% +43.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Stockport -7 3 £505 +102.02% 4
Salford -11 3 £400 +15.02%
Oldham +1 1 £395 +18.79% 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.27%) JavaScript
3 18 (16.36%) SQL
4 17 (15.45%) ITIL
4 17 (15.45%) BDD
5 16 (14.55%) JIRA
5 16 (14.55%) Selenium
6 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 14 (12.73%) Java
8 13 (11.82%) HTML
8 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
8 13 (11.82%) TDD
8 13 (11.82%) Migration
9 12 (10.91%) ITIL V3
9 12 (10.91%) Jenkins
10 11 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (10.00%) .NET
11 10 (9.09%) MS Excel
11 10 (9.09%) Firewall
11 10 (9.09%) Service Delivery
11 10 (9.09%) Scrum
11 10 (9.09%) DevOps
12 9 (8.18%) SDLC
12 9 (8.18%) SoapUI
12 9 (8.18%) Finance
12 9 (8.18%) Configuration Management
12 9 (8.18%) Web Services
13 8 (7.27%) Windows
13 8 (7.27%) Project Management

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 6 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.73%) IBM Domino
2 3 (2.73%) IIS
3 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.91%) Apache
4 1 (0.91%) Confluence
4 1 (0.91%) JBoss
4 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.91%) Magento
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.55%) PaaS
3 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (6.36%) Network Security
3 6 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (5.45%) SSL
3 6 (5.45%) VoIP
4 3 (2.73%) DHCP
4 3 (2.73%) DNS
4 3 (2.73%) PSTN
4 3 (2.73%) WAN
5 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.55%) MySQL
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.91%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.91%) GIS
5 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.91%) QGIS
5 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.91%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (14.55%) JIRA
1 16 (14.55%) Selenium
2 12 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.18%) SoapUI
4 7 (6.36%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.36%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.73%) Babel
6 3 (2.73%) JUnit
6 3 (2.73%) webpack
7 2 (1.82%) PhantomJS
7 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.91%) Appium
8 1 (0.91%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.91%) Mocha
8 1 (0.91%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.91%) TestNG
8 1 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (8.18%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.45%) Banking
4 4 (3.64%) Retail
5 3 (2.73%) Games
6 2 (1.82%) Advertising
6 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) Legal
7 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (27.27%) Developer
2 19 (17.27%) Analyst
3 8 (7.27%) Project Manager
3 8 (7.27%) QA Analyst
3 8 (7.27%) Test Manager
4 7 (6.36%) Architect
5 6 (5.45%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) Automation Tester
6 5 (4.55%) Azure Architect
6 5 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 5 (4.55%) Network Manager
6 5 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) Tester
7 4 (3.64%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.64%) Agile Test Manager
7 4 (3.64%) Android Developer
7 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.82%) HTML
2 11 (10.00%) .NET
2 11 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 9 (8.18%) Web Services
4 7 (6.36%) XML
5 6 (5.45%) React
6 5 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
6 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.55%) CSS
6 5 (4.55%) EDI
6 5 (4.55%) React Native
6 5 (4.55%) REST
6 5 (4.55%) SOAP
6 5 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.64%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.73%) Ember.js
8 3 (2.73%) HTML5
8 3 (2.73%) JSON
8 3 (2.73%) Middleware
8 3 (2.73%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.45%) PKI
3 5 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.55%) User Experience
3 5 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.64%) Web 2.0
5 3 (2.73%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.73%) Mobile Games
6 2 (1.82%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.82%) IVR
7 1 (0.91%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.91%) Life Science
7 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.91%) NHS
7 1 (0.91%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.27%) Android
1 8 (7.27%) Windows
2 6 (5.45%) Linux
2 6 (5.45%) Unix
3 3 (2.73%) AIX
3 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.73%) CentOS
3 3 (2.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.45%) BDD
2 17 (15.45%) ITIL
3 13 (11.82%) Migration
3 13 (11.82%) TDD
4 12 (10.91%) ITIL V3
5 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (9.09%) DevOps
6 10 (9.09%) Scrum
6 10 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 9 (8.18%) Configuration Management
7 9 (8.18%) SDLC
8 8 (7.27%) Project Management
8 8 (7.27%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.36%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (6.36%) SOA
9 7 (6.36%) Test Scripting
10 6 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.45%) Data Migration
10 6 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.27%) JavaScript
2 18 (16.36%) SQL
3 14 (12.73%) Java
4 6 (5.45%) C#
4 6 (5.45%) PHP
5 4 (3.64%) ES6
5 4 (3.64%) Python
5 4 (3.64%) Ruby
5 4 (3.64%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.73%) ECMAScript
7 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.91%) C
8 1 (0.91%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.91%) VB
8 1 (0.91%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) CCNP
1 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.45%) ISEB
2 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.91%) CCNA
6 1 (0.91%) CISSP
6 1 (0.91%) Degree
6 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.82%) SDET
3 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) SmoothWall
2 3 (2.73%) Puppet
3 1 (0.91%) Ansible
3 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.91%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.27%) Avaya
3 7 (6.36%) CheckPoint
3 7 (6.36%) Cisco
3 7 (6.36%) Oracle
3 7 (6.36%) Sitecore
4 6 (5.45%) Clearswift
4 6 (5.45%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.55%) ForgeRock
6 3 (2.73%) Apigee
6 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.73%) RightScale
7 2 (1.82%) HP
7 2 (1.82%) Informatica
7 2 (1.82%) Nortel
7 2 (1.82%) Openreach
7 2 (1.82%) SAP
8 1 (0.91%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.91%) F5
8 1 (0.91%) WorldPay
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