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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 2.66% - 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£538 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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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
20 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 10.64% 9.76% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 0
Average daily rate £398 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (30.77%) Informatics
1 4 (30.77%) Information Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) CISSP
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
3 2 (15.38%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Information Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (15.38%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) EDMS
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Information Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) NHS Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Informatics
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (30.77%) Information Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Information Management
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) SIEM
3 2 (15.38%) Use Case
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) CISSP
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) ArcSight