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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 3.88% 2.01% 2.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 13.64% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
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£463 £310 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.19% -34.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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
28 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 13.59% 14.77% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 7
Average daily rate £130 £510 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.50% +277.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

QA
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

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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Nessus
2 5 (38.46%) Use Case
2 5 (38.46%) ArcSight
2 5 (38.46%) SIEM
2 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (38.46%) Technical Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Informatics
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 3 (23.08%) Information Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Information Management
5 2 (15.38%) MSTest
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MSTest
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Information Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) NHS Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (30.77%) Informatics
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) IVR
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Use Case
1 5 (38.46%) SIEM
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Analysis
1 5 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Information Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Information Management
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Nessus
2 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
1 5 (38.46%) ArcSight
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
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