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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.06% 1.92% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 37.50% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Median daily rate £450 £430 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +45.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £430 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 11.22% 5.13% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 13
Median daily rate £425 £403 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £323 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £469 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 (60.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Ranorex
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Reinsurance
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) BPR
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) 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 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Testopia
General
1 6 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Data Quality Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Finance Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Product Owner
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Telephony Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Reinsurance
2 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) BPR
3 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP