The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bradford region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 4.43% 3.66% 1.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.64% 50.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate £375 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £186 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £295 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +98.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 6.96% 7.32% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Average daily rate £375 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £180 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £307 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
QA
West Yorkshire

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
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 16 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Endeca
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 2 (18.18%) Unica
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) EPiServer
3 2 (18.18%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (18.18%) Online Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse

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Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) QA Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Quality Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Online Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Endeca
1 2 (18.18%) Unica
1 2 (18.18%) EPiServer
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft