Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 22 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 > Warrington
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 45 41
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 14 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 5.05% 1.12% 2.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 12.82% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 14
Warrington median daily rate £535 £313 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.20% -22.84% -19.00%
10th Percentile £398 £173 £290
90th Percentile £575 £414 £563
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
Warrington 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 Warrington with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Warrington
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 42 39 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 15.16% 8.74% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 120
Warrington median daily rate £438 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82% +26.00%
10th Percentile £166 £306 £274
90th Percentile £575 £700 £627
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -17.65% - +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Warrington median hourly rate £8.75 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% - -1.32%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -48.00% +44.26% +10.03%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Warrington

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Warrington

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Warrington over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Warrington

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Warrington

For the 6 months to 22 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 Warrington region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Mentoring
2 8 (57.14%) Coaching
3 7 (50.00%) Microservices
3 7 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 7 (50.00%) SonarQube
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (50.00%) Confluence
3 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Kanban
3 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (50.00%) nginx
3 7 (50.00%) Puppet
3 7 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 7 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (50.00%) MySQL
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Python
3 7 (50.00%) HTTP
3 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Clustering
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (50.00%) Xen

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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 7 (50.00%) Confluence
1 7 (50.00%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Slack
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
1 7 (50.00%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Senior DevOps
1 7 (50.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Coordinator
2 3 (21.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) e-Learning
2 1 (7.14%) Learning Management System
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
1 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Coaching
2 8 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) DevOps
3 7 (50.00%) Kanban
3 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (50.00%) Microservices
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Logistics
4 3 (21.43%) Proactive Management
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (50.00%) Python
1 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.14%) CIPD
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Docker
1 7 (50.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 7 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (50.00%) Puppet
1 7 (50.00%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
1 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft