The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 2.96% 2.13% 1.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 66.67% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% -12.50%
QA
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 5.91% 3.19% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £313 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Bradford region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) SOA
5 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Android
5 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
5 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
6 2 (15.38%) WCF
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Management
6 2 (15.38%) IPTV
6 2 (15.38%) VLAN
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) Capita
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Perl
6 2 (15.38%) DVB
6 2 (15.38%) MPEG

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VLAN
1 2 (15.38%) DVB
1 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
1 9 (69.23%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Web Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Web Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) JSP
5 1 (7.69%) Servlets
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) SPML
5 1 (7.69%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
3 2 (15.38%) IPTV
3 2 (15.38%) MPEG
3 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) SOA
1 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
1 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Management
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Validation
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Perl
2 2 (15.38%) Tcl
2 2 (15.38%) C
2 2 (15.38%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Capita
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase
2 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Sun
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Novell
2 1 (7.69%) IBM