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 September 2015 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing QA 21 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 7.92% 3.80% 3.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 84.00% 46.67% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 3
Average daily rate
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£395 £250 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
25 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 9.43% 8.15% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 4
Average daily rate £425 £270 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% +13.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £212 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £388 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% +12.85%

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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (32.14%) Finance
1 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
1 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
1 9 (32.14%) C#
1 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
1 9 (32.14%) CSS
1 9 (32.14%) XML
1 9 (32.14%) SOA
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 3 (10.71%) SAP
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.71%) Windows
5 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
5 3 (10.71%) Web Services
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.71%) Application Packaging
5 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
5 3 (10.71%) JMeter
5 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) Change Control

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Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JMeter
2 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Financial Business Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Software Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Packager
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
1 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
1 9 (32.14%) CSS
1 9 (32.14%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) Application Packaging
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
1 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) SOA
2 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 4 (14.29%) Web Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Change Control
5 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
6 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.14%) System Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.57%) Test Management
7 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.57%) Coaching
7 1 (3.57%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (3.57%) ITSM
7 1 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) C#
1 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
1 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.57%) HNC
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) SAP
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.71%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) iSOFT