The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 27 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 0  
Contract jobs citing QA 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.71% 2.60% 2.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.15% 36.36% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Median daily rate £275 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.13% -9.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +0.54% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 13 11 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 12.38% 7.14% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
Median daily rate £275 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £460 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Chester over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Chester region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Kanban
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Gatling
4 3 (30.00%) GitHub
4 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (10.00%) Big Data
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Ember.js

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) Gatling
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Ember.js
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Derivative
1 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (10.00%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Kanban
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (10.00%) EMIR
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Telerik
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