Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 25 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 4 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.90% 6.00% 3.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.81% 54.55% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 5
Chester median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £328 £333 £275
90th Percentile £465 £488 £391
Cheshire median daily rate £535 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +25.88% +3.66% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 27 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 12.80% 11.00% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 11
Chester median daily rate £420 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +32.81% -8.57%
10th Percentile £288 £286 £260
90th Percentile £475 £525 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -17.65% - +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 6
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 - £23.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -48.00% +44.26% +10.03%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Chester

QA
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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) GDPR
2 1 (25.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Expense Management
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Management

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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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Integration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Credit Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) GDPR Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (25.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Expense Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) GDPR
2 1 (25.00%) BS7799