The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing QA 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 0.91% 0.78% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.90% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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 Warrington region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
29 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 13.18% 3.91% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 3
Average daily rate £225 £390 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +254.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
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 Warrington

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (66.67%) MSTest
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) IVR

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Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) MSTest
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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