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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 30 48
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs citing QA 55 78 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.00% 5.05% 2.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.93% 51.32% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 16
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £358 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-61.18% +76.74%
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
167 152 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.11% 9.84% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 70 33
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £11.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+331.81% -29.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Salford - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £221 - 3
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.04%) Selenium
3 31 (30.10%) JIRA
4 29 (28.16%) Java
5 26 (25.24%) Scrum
6 24 (23.30%) Finance
7 22 (21.36%) Web Services
7 22 (21.36%) TDD
7 22 (21.36%) BDD
8 20 (19.42%) SDLC
9 18 (17.48%) Test Scripting
9 18 (17.48%) .NET
10 17 (16.50%) Oracle
10 17 (16.50%) Project Management
10 17 (16.50%) Cucumber
11 14 (13.59%) Regression Testing
12 13 (12.62%) Microsoft
12 13 (12.62%) SQL
12 13 (12.62%) Retail
12 13 (12.62%) Jenkins
13 12 (11.65%) Docker
13 12 (11.65%) Node.js
13 12 (11.65%) RESTful
13 12 (11.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (11.65%) Degree
14 11 (10.68%) SQL Server
14 11 (10.68%) XML
15 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
15 10 (9.71%) C#
15 10 (9.71%) PostgreSQL

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 (11.65%) Node.js
2 8 (7.77%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.88%) GeoServer
5 2 (1.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.97%) CICS
6 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Project
2 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.91%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.94%) Magento
4 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) GitHub
2 2 (1.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) Firewall
2 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.94%) DHCP
2 2 (1.94%) HTTP
2 2 (1.94%) Network Security
2 2 (1.94%) SSL
2 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.97%) Junos
3 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.80%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.85%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.88%) GIS
5 4 (3.88%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.91%) MySQL
7 2 (1.94%) QGIS
7 2 (1.94%) Redis
8 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (32.04%) Selenium
2 31 (30.10%) JIRA
3 17 (16.50%) Cucumber
4 13 (12.62%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.71%) Mocha
6 8 (7.77%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.83%) JUnit
8 5 (4.85%) JBehave
9 4 (3.88%) Gradle
9 4 (3.88%) Maven
10 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.91%) Toad
11 2 (1.94%) Appium
11 2 (1.94%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.94%) GitLab
11 2 (1.94%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.94%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (23.30%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Retail
3 5 (4.85%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Games
4 3 (2.91%) Legal
5 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (24.27%) Analyst
2 24 (23.30%) Developer
3 16 (15.53%) Test Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Tester
5 10 (9.71%) Node.js Developer
5 10 (9.71%) Project Manager
6 9 (8.74%) Test Manager
7 8 (7.77%) Business Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) QA Manager
7 8 (7.77%) QA Tester
8 6 (5.83%) Architect
8 6 (5.83%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.83%) QA Test Manager
9 5 (4.85%) QA Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) GIS Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Performance Manager
10 4 (3.88%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.36%) Web Services
2 18 (17.48%) .NET
3 12 (11.65%) RESTful
4 11 (10.68%) XML
5 10 (9.71%) Express
6 8 (7.77%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET
7 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (6.80%) EJB
7 7 (6.80%) J2EE
7 7 (6.80%) REST
8 6 (5.83%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.83%) HTML
8 6 (5.83%) Middleware
9 5 (4.85%) Hibernate
9 5 (4.85%) JAXB
9 5 (4.85%) VXML
9 5 (4.85%) XSLT
10 4 (3.88%) CSS
10 4 (3.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.85%) IVR
3 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.94%) Clustering
4 2 (1.94%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.94%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.94%) PKI
5 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.97%) Life Science
5 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.97%) Replication
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.83%) Windows
2 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.91%) Linux
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) AIX
5 1 (0.97%) Android
5 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.24%) Scrum
3 22 (21.36%) BDD
3 22 (21.36%) TDD
4 20 (19.42%) SDLC
5 18 (17.48%) Test Scripting
6 17 (16.50%) Project Management
7 14 (13.59%) Regression Testing
8 12 (11.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (9.71%) Open Source
10 9 (8.74%) Automation Testing
10 9 (8.74%) MVC
10 9 (8.74%) Software Testing
10 9 (8.74%) Waterfall
11 8 (7.77%) Change Management
11 8 (7.77%) ERP
11 8 (7.77%) User Stories
12 7 (6.80%) Functional Testing
12 7 (6.80%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (5.83%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.16%) Java
2 13 (12.62%) SQL
3 10 (9.71%) C#
3 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.77%) Python
5 5 (4.85%) Ruby
6 4 (3.88%) PHP
6 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.94%) C
8 2 (1.94%) C++
8 2 (1.94%) Go
8 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) Degree
2 5 (4.85%) ISEB
2 5 (4.85%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.85%) PMI Certification
2 5 (4.85%) PMP
3 2 (1.94%) CCENT
3 2 (1.94%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (1.94%) CISM
3 2 (1.94%) CISMP
3 2 (1.94%) CISSP
3 2 (1.94%) CLAS
3 2 (1.94%) HND
3 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.94%) MCSA
3 2 (1.94%) MCSE
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.94%) PhD
4 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.97%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) AIFMD
2 1 (0.97%) COBIT
2 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.97%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.97%) SDET
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) UCITS
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Docker
2 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) SmoothWall
2 2 (1.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) Oracle
2 13 (12.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.83%) SAP
4 5 (4.85%) HP
4 5 (4.85%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (2.91%) Cisco
5 3 (2.91%) IBM
6 2 (1.94%) Actimize
6 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.94%) Citrix
6 2 (1.94%) Clearswift
6 2 (1.94%) ESRI
6 2 (1.94%) Kaspersky
6 2 (1.94%) Telerik
7 1 (0.97%) hybris
7 1 (0.97%) Juniper
7 1 (0.97%) Lotus
7 1 (0.97%) Redback
7 1 (0.97%) VMware
7 1 (0.97%) Zend
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