The first table below looks at the demand for WAI skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAI over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Rank - - 135
Contract jobs citing WAI 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
232 143 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.31% 5.94% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 74 73
Average daily rate £355 £243 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.39% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £445 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 15
Average hourly rate £17.75 £26.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.01% +65.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.52 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
WAI
England

WAI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WAI Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WAI
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WAI Daily Rate Trend in the North West

WAI
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WAI Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

WAI
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAI within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - - - - 1
WAI
England

WAI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WAI 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 WAI.

1 4 (100.00%) NHS
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) Code Coverage
2 3 (75.00%) WSDL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Web Accessibility
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft

WAI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing WAI 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 WAI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) WSDL
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) NHS
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Code Coverage
2 3 (75.00%) Web Accessibility
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft