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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 7 16 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 14.93% 4.21% 0.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.82% 36.36% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Median daily rate £295 £300 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -30.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
17 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 25.37% 11.58% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 1
Median daily rate £375 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -1.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 20 February 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 9 (60.00%) SOAP
1 9 (60.00%) SoapUI
1 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) Groovy
3 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) MS Project
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.67%) SAS
7 1 (6.67%) ISEB
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) MS Office
7 1 (6.67%) C#
7 1 (6.67%) Java
7 1 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (6.67%) Unix
7 1 (6.67%) Legal
7 1 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (6.67%) Retail
7 1 (6.67%) Data Management
7 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis

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 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Quality Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
5 1 (6.67%) HR Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) PMO Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
1 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Data Entry
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Groovy
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality