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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 2 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 1.12% 7.34% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 59.26% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £538 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
4 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 2.23% 12.39% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Average daily rate £538 £323 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +29.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +288.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SOA
2 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (50.00%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) Qualys
5 1 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (8.33%) LogRhythm
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Web Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Project Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SOC Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Secure Coding
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) HNC
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (8.33%) LogRhythm
2 1 (8.33%) Qualys
2 1 (8.33%) Websense