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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 33 29
Contract jobs citing QA 0 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington - 2.95% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 13.25% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
18 83 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 8.14% 22.25% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 72 24
Median daily rate £650 £535 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £357 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £643 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
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 27 September 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 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (33.33%) OpenUP
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (16.67%) SFIA
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) IT Governance

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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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Support Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) OpenUP
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) SFIA
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Ericsson