The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 2.13% - 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
QA
Lancashire

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 Preston region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 4.26% 1.04% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £9.19 £34.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.97% +36.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Preston

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TestNG
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) TestNG
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
1 1 (33.33%) Siebel