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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 21 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 9.46% 3.63% 1.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 63.64% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
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£333 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -32.63%
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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
28 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 12.61% 5.70% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate £325 £313 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £247 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%

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 5 March 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Android
3 11 (31.43%) ISEB
3 11 (31.43%) SOA
4 9 (25.71%) Web Services
4 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (22.86%) Mobile App
5 8 (22.86%) XML
5 8 (22.86%) Java
6 7 (20.00%) .NET
6 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (20.00%) CSS
6 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.14%) Workflow
7 6 (17.14%) HTML
7 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
7 6 (17.14%) RESTful
7 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
8 5 (14.29%) OAuth
8 5 (14.29%) JSON
8 5 (14.29%) OAuth2
8 5 (14.29%) Android Development
8 5 (14.29%) Python
8 5 (14.29%) C#
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Project Management
9 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software

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Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Project
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.86%) Calabash
3 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.86%) Hudson
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Analyst
2 16 (45.71%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Business Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Android Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Web Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Financial Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Web Tester
7 2 (5.71%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) Web Services
2 8 (22.86%) XML
3 7 (20.00%) .NET
3 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (20.00%) CSS
4 6 (17.14%) HTML
4 6 (17.14%) RESTful
5 5 (14.29%) OAuth
5 5 (14.29%) JSON
5 5 (14.29%) OAuth2
6 3 (8.57%) WCF
7 1 (2.86%) SailPoint
7 1 (2.86%) SPML
7 1 (2.86%) JSP
7 1 (2.86%) Servlets
7 1 (2.86%) SOAP
7 1 (2.86%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Android
2 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.71%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) AIX
4 1 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) SOA
2 6 (17.14%) Workflow
2 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
3 5 (14.29%) Android Development
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) CRM
6 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) BDD
7 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Usability Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) Python
3 5 (14.29%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Sybase
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Sun
4 1 (2.86%) Novell
4 1 (2.86%) Apple
Bradford
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Bradford
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 21 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago