The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Cheshire / Knutsford
Rank 12 21 16
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5  
Contract jobs citing QA 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 2.63% 2.68% 5.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 42.86% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% +4.79%  

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 Knutsford with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Knutsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 18.42% 6.25% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Median daily rate £293 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.17% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Knutsford 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 Knutsford

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Knutsford

QA
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Knutsford region with a requirement for QA.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PMI
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

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Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle