The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 7.94% 6.61% 1.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.50% 57.14% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £295 £353 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.31% -21.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
QA
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 Halifax region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 12.70% 11.57% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Median daily rate £349 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (50.00%) SOAP
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Groovy
4 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) SAS
5 2 (16.67%) Credit Risk
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (8.33%) Data Governance

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Quality Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Quality Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Database Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PMO Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Retail Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SAS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Database Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Credit Risk
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Data Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Governance
4 1 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Groovy
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality