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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 20 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing QA 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 2.15% 1.15% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £203 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%

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 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 2.15% 6.90% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £203 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.90% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) EDI
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer 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%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) XML Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) EDI
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft