The table below looks at the statistics for WCAG 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 WCAG over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Rank - - 142
Contract jobs citing WCAG 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.029%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £249 £311 £268
% change year-on-year
-20.01% +16.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.75
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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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
200 178 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.26% 6.02% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 79 93
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £225 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 13
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £13.75 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £21.25 £42.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WCAG Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WCAG Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

WCAG Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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