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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.59% 2.05% 2.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 33.33% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Median daily rate £342 £337 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £283 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £391 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
11 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.09% 6.16% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 4
Median daily rate £425 £478 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.99% +46.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £310 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%

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 30 September 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Data Management
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Credit Risk
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) SAS
4 3 (33.33%) Data Quality
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 2 (22.22%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) Validation
6 1 (11.11%) C#

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 3 (33.33%) SAS
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) Ranorex
3 1 (11.11%) Testopia
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Data Quality Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Quality Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Database Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Finance Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Database Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior SAS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Credit Risk
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Business Process Mapping
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) V-Model
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center