The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG 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 WCAG over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing WCAG 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £263 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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
69 74 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.96% 6.34% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 34
Average daily rate £330 £323 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -12.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £206 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 7
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.85 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £17.50 £44.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCAG across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCAG across the Manchester region.

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCAG across the Manchester region.

WCAG Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing WCAG 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 WCAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center