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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 15 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 6.10% 4.11% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 78.95% 66.67% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
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£375 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £272 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £475 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +19.62%
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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
19 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 7.72% 6.16% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Average daily rate £375 £400 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £298 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £460 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +40.00%

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 May 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 May 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 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Android
3 11 (33.33%) SOA
3 11 (33.33%) ISEB
4 10 (30.30%) Web Services
5 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
7 7 (21.21%) XML
7 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
7 7 (21.21%) CSS
7 7 (21.21%) .NET
7 7 (21.21%) Java
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
8 6 (18.18%) RESTful
8 6 (18.18%) Apple iOS
9 5 (15.15%) OAuth
9 5 (15.15%) OAuth2
9 5 (15.15%) Android Development
9 5 (15.15%) JSON
9 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (15.15%) C#
9 5 (15.15%) HTML
9 5 (15.15%) Python
10 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 3 (9.09%) WCF

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Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) JMeter
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.03%) MSI
3 1 (3.03%) LoadUI
3 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.03%) Hudson
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) Calabash
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Android Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Web Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Web Tester
7 2 (6.06%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Web Services
2 7 (21.21%) XML
2 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
2 7 (21.21%) CSS
2 7 (21.21%) .NET
3 6 (18.18%) RESTful
4 5 (15.15%) OAuth
4 5 (15.15%) OAuth2
4 5 (15.15%) JSON
4 5 (15.15%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) WCF
6 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.03%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Android
2 6 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) SOA
2 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 5 (15.15%) Android Development
3 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
5 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Workflow
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) TDD
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) C#
3 5 (15.15%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) HP