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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.92% 2.56% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 100.00% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 5
Average daily rate £300 - £252
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 - £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £401
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 £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 8.20% 2.56% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 18
Average daily rate £315 - £365
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 - £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 - £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
West Yorkshire

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (88.24%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Change Control
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 5 (29.41%) Banking
5 4 (23.53%) Retail
5 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
6 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
6 3 (17.65%) Validation
6 3 (17.65%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) UML
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) ISEB
7 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
7 2 (11.76%) Use Case
7 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
7 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
7 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
8 1 (5.88%) Rational Rose
8 1 (5.88%) ATM
8 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 15 (88.24%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 4 (23.53%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) PMO Assistant
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Assistant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Change Control
2 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
5 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
5 3 (17.65%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) UML
6 2 (11.76%) Use Case
6 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago