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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 77 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.28% 2.68% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.61% 47.22% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 9
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£325 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £282 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £438 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -6.53%
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
141 72 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.67% 5.67% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 29 28
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £240 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £480 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Bolton -6 7 £229 - 1
Wigan - 1 £300 - 3
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 41 (31.06%) SQL
2 31 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (20.45%) Migration
4 23 (17.42%) SOAP
5 22 (16.67%) ITIL
5 22 (16.67%) Windows
5 22 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 21 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (15.15%) WAN
7 20 (15.15%) Citrix
8 19 (14.39%) Selenium
9 18 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (13.64%) Firewall
9 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 17 (12.88%) SSL
10 17 (12.88%) Active Directory
10 17 (12.88%) CheckPoint
10 17 (12.88%) AppSense
10 17 (12.88%) Jenkins
11 16 (12.12%) TDD
11 16 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (12.12%) Cisco
12 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
12 15 (11.36%) Clearswift
12 15 (11.36%) Kaspersky
12 15 (11.36%) Network Security
12 15 (11.36%) PKI
12 15 (11.36%) Kalman Filter

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (4.55%) Apache
2 2 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.52%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.52%) CMS
2 2 (1.52%) IIS
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) SAS
3 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.76%) JBoss
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.76%) CICS
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.27%) MS Office
2 2 (1.52%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) SPSS
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (1.52%) TRIRIGA
1 2 (1.52%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.52%) Agresso
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.76%) Maximo
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.76%) Route 53
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.15%) WAN
2 18 (13.64%) Firewall
3 17 (12.88%) SSL
4 16 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (11.36%) Network Security
6 10 (7.58%) VPN
7 8 (6.06%) LAN
8 4 (3.03%) SAN
9 1 (0.76%) DNS
9 1 (0.76%) DHCP
9 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.55%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.27%) SQLPlus
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.76%) DB2
9 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 19 (14.39%) Selenium
3 17 (12.88%) Jenkins
4 12 (9.09%) Subversion
5 6 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.79%) Hudson
7 4 (3.03%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (3.03%) JIRA
7 4 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.27%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.52%) Toad
10 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (9.85%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Retail
3 5 (3.79%) Banking
4 4 (3.03%) Billing
4 4 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.52%) Advertising
5 2 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (41.67%) Analyst
2 27 (20.45%) Technical Analyst
3 18 (13.64%) Developer
4 14 (10.61%) Tester
5 12 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 12 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 11 (8.33%) QA Tester
7 9 (6.82%) SQL Developer
8 8 (6.06%) Citrix Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) Technical Security Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.03%) SAP Manager
10 4 (3.03%) QA Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) PHP Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.27%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.42%) SOAP
2 13 (9.85%) Web Services
3 12 (9.09%) JSON
4 7 (5.30%) J2EE
4 7 (5.30%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.79%) .NET
5 5 (3.79%) RESTful
6 4 (3.03%) Symfony
6 4 (3.03%) CodeIgniter
6 4 (3.03%) LAMP
7 1 (0.76%) XML
7 1 (0.76%) Spring
7 1 (0.76%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.36%) PKI
2 14 (10.61%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.82%) Thin Client
3 9 (6.82%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.03%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.03%) Life Science
6 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.76%) IPTV
8 1 (0.76%) Online Games
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.76%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.67%) Windows
2 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.82%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.30%) Linux
6 4 (3.03%) Solaris
6 4 (3.03%) UNIX
7 3 (2.27%) VMS
7 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.76%) HPUX
8 1 (0.76%) zOS
8 1 (0.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.45%) Migration
3 22 (16.67%) ITIL
4 21 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (12.12%) TDD
7 15 (11.36%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (10.61%) SIEM
8 14 (10.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 13 (9.85%) Service Delivery
10 12 (9.09%) ETL
10 12 (9.09%) Project Management
11 11 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (7.58%) Test Strategy
12 10 (7.58%) Manual Testing
12 10 (7.58%) Unit Testing
13 9 (6.82%) Test Scripting
13 9 (6.82%) System Testing
13 9 (6.82%) Security Patching
14 8 (6.06%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.06%) SQL
2 14 (10.61%) Groovy
3 9 (6.82%) Java
4 8 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.79%) C#
6 4 (3.03%) PHP
6 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.76%) COBOL
7 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.76%) REXX
7 1 (0.76%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.76%) JCL
7 1 (0.76%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (10.61%) CISMP
2 14 (10.61%) CISSP
3 13 (9.85%) CISM
4 10 (7.58%) CCENT
4 10 (7.58%) Degree
5 7 (5.30%) ISEB
6 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.03%) CCEE
6 4 (3.03%) CCAA
6 4 (3.03%) CCA
6 4 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.03%) MCSE
6 4 (3.03%) CCIE
7 3 (2.27%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.76%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (23.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.52%) GMP
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.76%) GAMP
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) P3O
System Software
1 17 (12.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.82%) BitLocker
3 8 (6.06%) XenApp
3 8 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (6.06%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) SCCM
2 1 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.76%) Puppet
2 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (15.15%) Citrix
2 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.88%) CheckPoint
3 17 (12.88%) AppSense
4 16 (12.12%) Cisco
5 15 (11.36%) Clearswift
5 15 (11.36%) Kaspersky
6 10 (7.58%) VMware
7 9 (6.82%) Oracle
7 9 (6.82%) Wyse
8 8 (6.06%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.03%) Talend
9 4 (3.03%) SAP
9 4 (3.03%) IBM
9 4 (3.03%) HP
9 4 (3.03%) EMC
10 2 (1.52%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.52%) Temenos
11 1 (0.76%) Lotus
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