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 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 2.67% 3.00% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 60.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £388 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +36.93%
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
9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 12.00% 5.00% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £98 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.54% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £9.19 - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +23.75%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Preston region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 August 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 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Transition Management
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Siebel
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Transition Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Siebel Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Transition Manager
1 1 (25.00%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Transition Management
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Siebel