The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 June 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 44 38
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6  
Contract jobs citing QA 40 62 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.86% 3.47% 3.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.06% 27.07% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 28
Median daily rate £353 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £540 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 121 229 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.65% 12.81% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 113 83
Median daily rate £394 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £44.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +302.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +11 6 £338 +53.06% 4
Salford +6 2 £438 - 2
QA
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for QA.

1 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (51.76%) Test Automation
3 30 (35.29%) .NET
4 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
5 27 (31.76%) CSS
5 27 (31.76%) Selenium
6 25 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (29.41%) Java
6 25 (29.41%) TDD
7 22 (25.88%) Git (software)
8 21 (24.71%) Unit Testing
8 21 (24.71%) C#
9 20 (23.53%) Sass
10 19 (22.35%) jQuery
10 19 (22.35%) JIRA
10 19 (22.35%) ASP.NET
11 17 (20.00%) MVC
11 17 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (17.65%) WebDriver
12 15 (17.65%) Progressive Enhancement
12 15 (17.65%) SQL
12 15 (17.65%) SMACSS
13 14 (16.47%) QA Automation
14 13 (15.29%) gulp
14 13 (15.29%) .NET Core
14 13 (15.29%) BDD
14 13 (15.29%) Refactoring
15 12 (14.12%) Jenkins
16 11 (12.94%) Web Development
17 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.06%) CMS
2 4 (4.71%) Confluence
3 3 (3.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.18%) CICS
4 1 (1.18%) Drupal
4 1 (1.18%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) GitHub
3 3 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.35%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) DHCP
1 3 (3.53%) DNS
1 3 (3.53%) Firewall
1 3 (3.53%) Network Security
1 3 (3.53%) RTSP
2 2 (2.35%) Internet
2 2 (2.35%) NAS
2 2 (2.35%) SAN
3 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.35%) MySQL
1 2 (2.35%) Redis
2 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (31.76%) Selenium
2 22 (25.88%) Git (software)
3 19 (22.35%) JIRA
4 15 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 13 (15.29%) gulp
6 12 (14.12%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.24%) Cucumber
7 7 (8.24%) Grunt
8 5 (5.88%) Subversion
9 4 (4.71%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.53%) Mocha
10 3 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (3.53%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
11 2 (2.35%) Gatling
11 2 (2.35%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (2.35%) PhantomJS
11 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.18%) NUnit
12 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Games
3 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (41.18%) Developer
2 12 (14.12%) Tester
3 10 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Analyst
3 10 (11.76%) QA Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) C# Developer
4 9 (10.59%) QA Automation Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Automation Tester
7 6 (7.06%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Email Developer
8 5 (5.88%) QA Tester
9 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.71%) QA Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (35.29%) .NET
2 27 (31.76%) CSS
3 20 (23.53%) Sass
4 19 (22.35%) ASP.NET
4 19 (22.35%) jQuery
5 17 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (15.29%) .NET Core
7 9 (10.59%) HTML
7 9 (10.59%) Node.js
7 9 (10.59%) XML
8 7 (8.24%) HTML5
8 7 (8.24%) Web Services
9 5 (5.88%) JSON
9 5 (5.88%) LESS
10 4 (4.71%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.71%) RESTful
11 3 (3.53%) Android SDK
11 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.53%) Express
11 3 (3.53%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) User Experience
2 5 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.53%) iPad
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.18%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Android
1 4 (4.71%) Linux
2 3 (3.53%) CentOS
3 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (51.76%) Test Automation
3 25 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (29.41%) TDD
4 21 (24.71%) Unit Testing
5 17 (20.00%) MVC
6 15 (17.65%) Progressive Enhancement
6 15 (17.65%) SMACSS
7 14 (16.47%) QA Automation
8 13 (15.29%) BDD
8 13 (15.29%) Refactoring
9 11 (12.94%) Web Development
10 9 (10.59%) DevOps
10 9 (10.59%) Project Management
10 9 (10.59%) Scrum
10 9 (10.59%) Test Scripting
10 9 (10.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.41%) CRM
12 7 (8.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 7 (8.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
2 25 (29.41%) Java
3 21 (24.71%) C#
4 15 (17.65%) SQL
5 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.88%) Ruby
6 2 (2.35%) PHP
6 2 (2.35%) Python
7 1 (1.18%) COBOL
7 1 (1.18%) ES6
7 1 (1.18%) Scala
7 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.18%) VBA
7 1 (1.18%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.35%) Degree
1 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.18%) CISSP
2 1 (1.18%) ISSAP
2 1 (1.18%) SAS Certification
2 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (5.88%) PayPal
2 3 (3.53%) HP
2 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
2 3 (3.53%) RightScale
2 3 (3.53%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.18%) Kofax
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
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