The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 4 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 3.92% 1.00% 5.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 18.18% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £344 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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
10 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 9.80% 5.50% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Median daily rate £388 £388 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +26.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £308 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £20.97 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bradford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 Bradford region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Adobe
2 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 3 (37.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile Development
2 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
2 3 (37.50%) Prototyping
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) XHTML
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) MS Project
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
2 1 (12.50%) Calabash
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Designer
1 3 (37.50%) UI Designer
1 3 (37.50%) UI/UX Designer
1 3 (37.50%) UX Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Change Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
1 2 (25.00%) XHTML
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile Development
1 3 (37.50%) Prototyping
1 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle