The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Halifax 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 16 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.24% 4.40% 1.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 77.78% 30.77% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
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£395 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
- +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -40.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.45% 14.29% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 3
Average daily rate £380 £315 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £268 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £442 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Halifax region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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Top 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (81.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (31.25%) Retail
5 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Change Control
6 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
7 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (6.25%) Time Management
8 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
8 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (6.25%) Rational Rose
8 1 (6.25%) ATM
8 1 (6.25%) E-Learning
8 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Rational Rose
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) Retail
4 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) PMO Assistant
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Communications Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
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