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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 81 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.32% 1.91% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.29% 37.88% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 14 13
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£373 £346 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +41.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £295 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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
152 66 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.10% 5.05% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 41 26
Average daily rate £350 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £165 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £9.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £11.30 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
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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
Oldham - 1 - - 1
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 48 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (19.62%) SQL
4 30 (18.99%) ITIL
5 29 (18.35%) Migration
5 29 (18.35%) Selenium
6 24 (15.19%) Windows
7 23 (14.56%) TDD
7 23 (14.56%) Scrum
8 22 (13.92%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (13.92%) WAN
9 21 (13.29%) Cisco
10 20 (12.66%) Citrix
10 20 (12.66%) CheckPoint
10 20 (12.66%) Firewall
10 20 (12.66%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (12.66%) Kalman Filter
11 19 (12.03%) Kaspersky
11 19 (12.03%) BDD
11 19 (12.03%) PKI
11 19 (12.03%) Clearswift
11 19 (12.03%) SSL
12 18 (11.39%) Active Directory
12 18 (11.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 18 (11.39%) SIEM
13 17 (10.76%) SoapUI
13 17 (10.76%) CISMP
13 17 (10.76%) CISM
13 17 (10.76%) CISSP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 3 (1.90%) CMS
1 3 (1.90%) Umbraco
1 3 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.27%) CICS
3 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.63%) Apache
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (1.27%) MODO
3 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.27%) Maya
3 2 (1.27%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.63%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.63%) Maximo
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) Office 365
2 3 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.92%) WAN
2 20 (12.66%) Firewall
2 20 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (12.03%) SSL
4 16 (10.13%) Network Security
5 9 (5.70%) LAN
6 8 (5.06%) VPN
7 4 (2.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
1 14 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.70%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.27%) DB2
7 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.63%) MS Access
8 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.63%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 29 (18.35%) Selenium
2 17 (10.76%) SoapUI
3 7 (4.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.43%) JIRA
4 6 (3.80%) LoadRunner
4 6 (3.80%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.16%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.53%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.53%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.53%) Subversion
7 3 (1.90%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.90%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.90%) Appium
8 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.63%) Toad
9 1 (0.63%) MorphX
9 1 (0.63%) FitNesse
General
1 13 (8.23%) Finance
2 6 (3.80%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.80%) Banking
3 2 (1.27%) Retail
3 2 (1.27%) Billing
3 2 (1.27%) Marketing
3 2 (1.27%) Automotive
3 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.63%) Law
4 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 68 (43.04%) Analyst
2 26 (16.46%) Technical Analyst
3 19 (12.03%) Developer
4 17 (10.76%) Security Analyst
5 15 (9.49%) Tester
5 15 (9.49%) Test Analyst
6 12 (7.59%) QA Tester
7 11 (6.96%) Consultant
8 9 (5.70%) Applications Support
8 9 (5.70%) Support Manager
8 9 (5.70%) Applications Support Manager
8 9 (5.70%) Applications Manager
9 8 (5.06%) Business Analyst
9 8 (5.06%) Citrix Analyst
10 7 (4.43%) Technical Security Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) Python Developer
11 6 (3.80%) QA Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.80%) Django Developer
11 6 (3.80%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.49%) Gherkin
2 13 (8.23%) SOAP
3 9 (5.70%) .NET
4 8 (5.06%) CSS
5 7 (4.43%) JSON
6 6 (3.80%) Django
6 6 (3.80%) Qt
7 3 (1.90%) HTML5
7 3 (1.90%) jQuery
7 3 (1.90%) HTML
7 3 (1.90%) J2EE
7 3 (1.90%) Web Services
7 3 (1.90%) XML
7 3 (1.90%) XSL
7 3 (1.90%) Ember.js
7 3 (1.90%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.90%) CSS3
7 3 (1.90%) Ajax
7 3 (1.90%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.03%) PKI
2 16 (10.13%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.70%) Thin Client
3 9 (5.70%) Fat Client
4 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.53%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.53%) Life Science
6 4 (2.53%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.27%) NHS
8 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.63%) Clustering
9 1 (0.63%) IPTV
9 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.63%) New Media
9 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.19%) Windows
2 9 (5.70%) UNIX
2 9 (5.70%) Windows 7
2 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.43%) Linux
5 5 (3.16%) Android
5 5 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.53%) Solaris
7 3 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.27%) zOS
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.99%) ITIL
3 29 (18.35%) Migration
4 23 (14.56%) TDD
4 23 (14.56%) Scrum
5 20 (12.66%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (12.66%) Kalman Filter
6 19 (12.03%) BDD
7 18 (11.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 18 (11.39%) SIEM
8 16 (10.13%) Automation Testing
9 15 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (8.86%) Automated Testing
10 14 (8.86%) Service Delivery
11 13 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (8.23%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (7.59%) Project Management
12 12 (7.59%) Test Strategy
13 11 (6.96%) Security Patching
13 11 (6.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.62%) SQL
2 14 (8.86%) Java
3 13 (8.23%) C#
4 8 (5.06%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.06%) Python
5 5 (3.16%) C++
5 5 (3.16%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.53%) Groovy
7 3 (1.90%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.27%) JCL
9 1 (0.63%) X++
9 1 (0.63%) VB
9 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.63%) ABAP
9 1 (0.63%) VBA
9 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (13.92%) ITIL Certification
2 17 (10.76%) CISM
2 17 (10.76%) CISMP
2 17 (10.76%) CISSP
3 10 (6.33%) CCENT
4 8 (5.06%) Degree
4 8 (5.06%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.80%) ISEB
6 5 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.53%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.53%) CCA
7 4 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (2.53%) MCSE
7 4 (2.53%) CCIE
7 4 (2.53%) CCEE
7 4 (2.53%) CCAA
8 3 (1.90%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (22.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.27%) GMP
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.70%) BitLocker
3 8 (5.06%) XenApp
3 8 (5.06%) MetaFrame
3 8 (5.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.27%) RACF
6 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) SCCM
2 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 21 (13.29%) Cisco
2 20 (12.66%) Citrix
2 20 (12.66%) CheckPoint
3 19 (12.03%) Clearswift
3 19 (12.03%) Kaspersky
4 17 (10.76%) AppSense
5 15 (9.49%) Microsoft
6 13 (8.23%) VMware
7 9 (5.70%) Wyse
8 8 (5.06%) SAP
9 6 (3.80%) Telerik
10 5 (3.16%) Temenos
10 5 (3.16%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.53%) EMC
12 3 (1.90%) Sitecore
12 3 (1.90%) Talend
13 2 (1.27%) CA
13 2 (1.27%) Oracle
14 1 (0.63%) IBM
14 1 (0.63%) HP
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day c£400-£500 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £150 - £185 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 13 days ago