The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing QA 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 2.09% 2.70% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 18.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Median daily rate £371 £538 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.06% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
QA
Cheshire

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
36 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 9.40% 14.59% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 14
Median daily rate £500 £513 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +50.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £607 £705 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +19.04%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

QA
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

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Warrington region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) MS Project
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
2 4 (36.36%) Change Control
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) OpenUP
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (9.09%) SFIA
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington 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 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) eggPlant
2 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Programme Office Support
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Tester
3 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Change Control
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) OpenUP
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum-ban
5 1 (9.09%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) HP