The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.25% 1.43% 4.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 40.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£430 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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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
2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.25% 3.57% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £430 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -17.50%

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

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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

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Top 27 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Imperva
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System

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Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (25.00%) Application Security Specialist
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Imperva
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft