Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Consultant was £519 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Consultant 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.32% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Lancashire median daily rate £519 - -
North West median daily rate £519 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 597 526 718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 91.32% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 308 452
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £225
90th Percentile £574 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 42 69
Lancashire median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% +10.00% +19.62%
10th Percentile £10.11 £10.92 £11.93
90th Percentile £56.10 £47.38 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +13.24% -7.91%

QA Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 2 £519 -
QA Consultant
North West

QA Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, QA Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region featuring QA Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Travis CI
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Java 8
2 1 (50.00%) Gatling
2 1 (50.00%) The Grinder
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Wiki
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Spring Security
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing

QA Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Gatling
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) The Grinder
1 1 (50.00%) Travis CI
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (50.00%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java 8
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (100.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA