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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 40 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing QA 59 66 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.21% 4.06% 1.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.98% 42.86% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 14
Median daily rate £375 £325 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -24.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £226 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £473 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
164 154 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.92% 9.48% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 84 41
Median daily rate £394 £325 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -20.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+206.45% +24.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -5 1 £255 +15.90%
Salford - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £221 - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.30%) JIRA
2 30 (28.30%) Selenium
3 28 (26.42%) Java
4 24 (22.64%) Oracle
5 22 (20.75%) Web Services
6 21 (19.81%) Finance
7 20 (18.87%) Scrum
8 19 (17.92%) SDLC
9 18 (16.98%) .NET
10 17 (16.04%) TDD
10 17 (16.04%) BDD
11 15 (14.15%) Test Scripting
11 15 (14.15%) Jenkins
11 15 (14.15%) SQL Server
11 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
11 15 (14.15%) Project Management
12 14 (13.21%) XML
13 13 (12.26%) Node.js
14 12 (11.32%) RESTful
14 12 (11.32%) WebSphere
15 11 (10.38%) EJB
15 11 (10.38%) J2EE
15 11 (10.38%) SQL
15 11 (10.38%) Mocha
15 11 (10.38%) Cucumber
15 11 (10.38%) Express
16 10 (9.43%) Automation Testing
16 10 (9.43%) Docker
16 10 (9.43%) Middleware

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 (11.32%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) CICS
5 1 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Project
2 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.89%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.94%) Magento
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) GitHub
2 2 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.89%) PaaS
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) Firewall
2 5 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (4.72%) SSL
3 4 (3.77%) Network Security
4 3 (2.83%) VoIP
5 2 (1.89%) HTTP
5 2 (1.89%) WAN
6 1 (0.94%) DHCP
6 1 (0.94%) Internet
6 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.43%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.60%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.72%) MySQL
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.89%) Redis
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (28.30%) JIRA
1 30 (28.30%) Selenium
2 15 (14.15%) Jenkins
3 11 (10.38%) Cucumber
3 11 (10.38%) Mocha
4 10 (9.43%) JUnit
5 6 (5.66%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.83%) Appium
6 3 (2.83%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.83%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.89%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.89%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.89%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.89%) JMeter
7 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.89%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.94%) MorphX
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.94%) Toad
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Retail
3 5 (4.72%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Games
4 3 (2.83%) Legal
4 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (22.64%) Developer
2 23 (21.70%) Analyst
3 11 (10.38%) Project Manager
3 11 (10.38%) Tester
4 10 (9.43%) Node.js Developer
4 10 (9.43%) QA Tester
4 10 (9.43%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Test Manager
6 6 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) QA Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Security Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Software QA Tester
7 5 (4.72%) Software Tester
7 5 (4.72%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.77%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Network Security Manager
8 4 (3.77%) QA Leader
8 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.75%) Web Services
2 18 (16.98%) .NET
3 14 (13.21%) XML
4 13 (12.26%) Node.js
5 12 (11.32%) RESTful
6 11 (10.38%) EJB
6 11 (10.38%) Express
6 11 (10.38%) J2EE
7 10 (9.43%) Middleware
8 9 (8.49%) Hibernate
8 9 (8.49%) JAXB
8 9 (8.49%) VXML
8 9 (8.49%) XSLT
9 8 (7.55%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET
10 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (6.60%) HTML
11 3 (2.83%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.83%) CSS
11 3 (2.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) IVR
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.72%) PKI
4 4 (3.77%) Biometrics
4 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.77%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.89%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.89%) Life Science
6 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.89%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.94%) Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.94%) iPad
7 1 (0.94%) Replication
7 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.66%) Windows
2 4 (3.77%) Linux
2 4 (3.77%) Unix
3 3 (2.83%) AIX
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.94%) Solaris
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.87%) Scrum
3 19 (17.92%) SDLC
4 17 (16.04%) BDD
4 17 (16.04%) TDD
5 15 (14.15%) Project Management
5 15 (14.15%) Test Scripting
6 10 (9.43%) Automation Testing
6 10 (9.43%) ITIL
6 10 (9.43%) Regression Testing
6 10 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (8.49%) ERP
7 9 (8.49%) MVC
8 8 (7.55%) Change Management
8 8 (7.55%) CRM
8 8 (7.55%) Migration
8 8 (7.55%) SOA
9 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (6.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.42%) Java
2 11 (10.38%) SQL
3 8 (7.55%) C#
4 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.66%) Ruby
5 4 (3.77%) PHP
5 4 (3.77%) Python
5 4 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.83%) C
7 2 (1.89%) C++
7 2 (1.89%) Go
7 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.94%) Groovy
8 1 (0.94%) VB
8 1 (0.94%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Degree
2 5 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.72%) PMI Certification
2 5 (4.72%) PMP
3 4 (3.77%) ISEB
4 3 (2.83%) CCNP
4 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.83%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.83%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.89%) CCENT
5 2 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.89%) CISM
5 2 (1.89%) CISMP
5 2 (1.89%) CISSP
5 2 (1.89%) CLAS
5 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.89%) PhD
6 1 (0.94%) HND
6 1 (0.94%) MCSA
6 1 (0.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.94%) AIFMD
2 1 (0.94%) COBIT
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.94%) SDET
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) UCITS
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) Docker
2 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) SmoothWall
2 4 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) Oracle
2 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) Avaya
4 6 (5.66%) HP
5 5 (4.72%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.72%) Cisco
5 5 (4.72%) Clearswift
5 5 (4.72%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (3.77%) Nortel
6 4 (3.77%) SAP
7 3 (2.83%) IBM
8 2 (1.89%) Actimize
8 2 (1.89%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.89%) hybris
8 2 (1.89%) Informatica
8 2 (1.89%) Kaspersky
8 2 (1.89%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.94%) VMware
9 1 (0.94%) Zend
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