The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 3.92% - 4.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% - 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£250 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 6.86% 10.42% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £275 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) Ruby
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Scala
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) nginx
4 1 (12.50%) Budget Control
4 1 (12.50%) Confluence

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) nginx
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Scala Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
1 1 (12.50%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Budget Control
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) Scala
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) Graylog
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) SaltStack
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
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