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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 4.42% 2.45% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 35.71% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £238 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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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
16 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 8.84% 6.86% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate £275 £266 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.28% +19.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £231 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £433 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (64.29%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) SOA
5 3 (21.43%) Android
5 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
5 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Capita
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) IPTV
6 2 (14.29%) VLAN
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Video on Demand
6 2 (14.29%) MPEG
6 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) VLAN
1 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) DVB
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) QA Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Web Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Web Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (14.29%) IPTV
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Video on Demand
2 2 (14.29%) MPEG
2 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Android
1 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) SOA
1 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Test Management
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Tcl
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Capita
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft