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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 1.49% 0.54% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.82% 3.57% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£398 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.41%
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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
34 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 16.83% 15.05% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 1
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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

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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 3 July 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 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (25.00%) SugarCRM
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) CAPA

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Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (25.00%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) EDMS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) TQM
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) CAPA
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
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