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 3 months to 23 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)
Cheshire / Warrington
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 38 31
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7  
Contract jobs citing QA 10 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 7.58% 1.83% 1.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.82% 18.18% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £550 £438 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -7.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
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 Warrington with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 17 33 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 12.88% 10.09% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 33
Median daily rate £513 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £400 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £624 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 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 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 23 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 Warrington region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Python
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
1 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
1 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (40.00%) Scrum
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
1 4 (40.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Logistics
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (40.00%) Xen
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (40.00%) Kanban
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (40.00%) nginx
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (40.00%) Confluence
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
1 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (40.00%) Static Code Analysis
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins

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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 4 (40.00%) Confluence
1 4 (40.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (10.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (10.00%) MSI
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Senior DevOps
1 4 (40.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Coordinator
2 3 (30.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Coaching
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
1 4 (40.00%) Kanban
1 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (40.00%) Logistics
1 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (40.00%) Microservices
1 4 (40.00%) Scrum
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (40.00%) Static Code Analysis
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Application Discovery
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (40.00%) Python
1 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
1 4 (40.00%) Xen
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
1 4 (40.00%) Rancher
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
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