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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 43 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 64 56 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.58% 3.67% 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 39.16% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 17
Median daily rate £375 £320 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -16.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £350 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +94.77%
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
176 143 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.85% 9.36% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 69 35
Median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £628 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+331.81% -26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +8.43%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Bolton -1 1 £255 +15.90%
Salford - 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 £221 - 3
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 36 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.21%) JIRA
2 29 (30.21%) Selenium
3 28 (29.17%) Java
4 22 (22.92%) Web Services
5 21 (21.88%) Oracle
5 21 (21.88%) Finance
6 20 (20.83%) Scrum
7 18 (18.75%) BDD
7 18 (18.75%) SDLC
8 17 (17.71%) TDD
9 16 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 15 (15.63%) Project Management
10 15 (15.63%) .NET
10 15 (15.63%) Jenkins
11 14 (14.58%) XML
12 12 (12.50%) WebSphere
12 12 (12.50%) Node.js
12 12 (12.50%) RESTful
13 11 (11.46%) Cucumber
13 11 (11.46%) Regression Testing
13 11 (11.46%) EJB
13 11 (11.46%) J2EE
14 10 (10.42%) JUnit
14 10 (10.42%) ITIL
14 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
14 10 (10.42%) Middleware
14 10 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (10.42%) Mocha

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 12 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 9 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.04%) CICS
4 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Project
2 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.08%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.04%) Magento
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) GitHub
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) Firewall
2 5 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (5.21%) SSL
3 4 (4.17%) Network Security
4 3 (3.13%) VoIP
5 2 (2.08%) HTTP
5 2 (2.08%) WAN
6 1 (1.04%) DHCP
6 1 (1.04%) Internet
6 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.29%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.17%) MySQL
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.08%) Redis
8 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (30.21%) JIRA
1 29 (30.21%) Selenium
2 15 (15.63%) Jenkins
3 11 (11.46%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.42%) JUnit
4 10 (10.42%) Mocha
5 7 (7.29%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.13%) Appium
6 3 (3.13%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.08%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.08%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.08%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.04%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.04%) JMeter
8 1 (1.04%) MorphX
8 1 (1.04%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.04%) Toad
8 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (21.88%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Games
4 3 (3.13%) Legal
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Electronics
6 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (22.92%) Developer
2 17 (17.71%) Analyst
3 12 (12.50%) Tester
4 11 (11.46%) Project Manager
4 11 (11.46%) QA Tester
5 10 (10.42%) Node.js Developer
6 9 (9.38%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) Test Manager
8 6 (6.25%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) QA Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Security Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Software QA Tester
9 5 (5.21%) Software Tester
9 5 (5.21%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.17%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Network Security Manager
10 4 (4.17%) QA Leader
10 4 (4.17%) QA Manager
11 3 (3.13%) Consultant
11 3 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.92%) Web Services
2 15 (15.63%) .NET
3 14 (14.58%) XML
4 12 (12.50%) Node.js
4 12 (12.50%) RESTful
5 11 (11.46%) EJB
5 11 (11.46%) J2EE
6 10 (10.42%) Express
6 10 (10.42%) Middleware
7 9 (9.38%) Hibernate
7 9 (9.38%) JAXB
7 9 (9.38%) VXML
7 9 (9.38%) XSLT
8 8 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET
9 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (6.25%) HTML
11 4 (4.17%) Gherkin
12 3 (3.13%) CSS
12 3 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) IVR
2 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.21%) PKI
3 4 (4.17%) Biometrics
3 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.08%) Life Science
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.04%) iPad
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (3.13%) AIX
2 3 (3.13%) Linux
2 3 (3.13%) Unix
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.83%) Scrum
3 18 (18.75%) BDD
3 18 (18.75%) SDLC
4 17 (17.71%) TDD
5 16 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 15 (15.63%) Project Management
7 11 (11.46%) Regression Testing
8 10 (10.42%) Automation Testing
8 10 (10.42%) ITIL
8 10 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (9.38%) MVC
10 8 (8.33%) Change Management
11 7 (7.29%) E-Commerce
11 7 (7.29%) ERP
11 7 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (7.29%) User Stories
12 6 (6.25%) Functional Testing
12 6 (6.25%) Open Source
12 6 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.17%) Java
2 8 (8.33%) C#
3 7 (7.29%) SQL
4 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.21%) Ruby
5 4 (4.17%) PHP
5 4 (4.17%) Python
6 3 (3.13%) C
7 2 (2.08%) C++
7 2 (2.08%) Go
7 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.04%) Groovy
8 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.04%) VB
8 1 (1.04%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.21%) PMI Certification
2 5 (5.21%) PMP
3 4 (4.17%) ISEB
4 3 (3.13%) CCNP
4 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.13%) DBS Check
4 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.08%) CCENT
5 2 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.08%) CISM
5 2 (2.08%) CISMP
5 2 (2.08%) CISSP
5 2 (2.08%) CLAS
5 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.08%) PhD
6 1 (1.04%) MCSE
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.04%) AIFMD
2 1 (1.04%) COBIT
2 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.04%) SDET
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) UCITS
System Software
1 10 (10.42%) Docker
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) SmoothWall
2 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Oracle
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.29%) Avaya
4 5 (5.21%) CheckPoint
4 5 (5.21%) Cisco
4 5 (5.21%) Clearswift
4 5 (5.21%) HP
4 5 (5.21%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (4.17%) Nortel
5 4 (4.17%) SAP
6 3 (3.13%) IBM
7 2 (2.08%) Actimize
7 2 (2.08%) hybris
7 2 (2.08%) Informatica
7 2 (2.08%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix
8 1 (1.04%) Cognizant
8 1 (1.04%) Telerik
8 1 (1.04%) VMware
8 1 (1.04%) Zend
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