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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing QA 9 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 2.33% 2.39% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.50% 16.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate £371 £538 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.13% +14.06%
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
40 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 10.34% 14.83% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 7
Average daily rate £550 £525 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +54.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £120 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) MS Project
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (33.33%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) OpenUP
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) SFIA
4 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Service Design
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) MSTest
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Programme Office Support
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Tester
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Change Control
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) OpenUP
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) SFIA
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum-ban
5 1 (8.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP