Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 24 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)
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 18 24
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 0.50% 2.29% 2.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 21.43% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Preston median daily rate £150 £388 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.29% +55.00% -
Lancashire median daily rate £610 £381 £409
% change year-on-year +60.00% -6.73% +16.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Preston median hourly rate - - -
Lancashire median hourly rate - £44.00 -

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 Preston with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Preston
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 7 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 3.47% 10.69% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 12
Preston median daily rate £375 £98 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +284.62% -66.81% -34.72%
10th Percentile £195 £93 £174
90th Percentile £425 £420 £510
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £435
% change year-on-year +13.33% -13.79% +17.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Preston median hourly rate £33.81 £12.00 £30.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +181.75% -60.55% +38.25%
10th Percentile £16.23 £9.19 £20.71
90th Percentile £43.93 £18.71 £56.97
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £12.09 £34.00
% change year-on-year +189.62% -64.46% +54.55%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Preston

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Preston

For the 6 months to 24 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 Preston region with a requirement for QA.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) EDI
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) SQLPlus
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 (100.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (100.00%) Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL