The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 4 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.13% 1.60% 7.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.53% 14.29% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 16
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£220 - £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+11.71% +19.62%
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 Merseyside region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
17 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.80% 11.23% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 19
Average daily rate £283 £375 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.66% +54.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £78 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £480 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +36.58%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

QA
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 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
Liverpool -5 4 £220 - 2
QA
North West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (42.86%) Project Management
1 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) CA
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (35.71%) Portfolio Management
2 5 (35.71%) Tableau
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) PMI
3 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) MS Office
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
1 5 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) PMO Lead
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Server Support
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Server Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Biotechnology
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) SEO
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) CA
2 5 (35.71%) Tableau
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
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