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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 7 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 11 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 16.67% 7.00% 1.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.71% 70.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
Median daily rate £295 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 25.76% 10.00% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 2
Median daily rate £308 £378 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.54% -16.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

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 18 January 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 8 (53.33%) SOAP
1 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (53.33%) SoapUI
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Groovy
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) SAS
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) Unix
4 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (13.33%) MS Project
5 1 (6.67%) MS Office
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Legal

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 (13.33%) SAS
2 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 8 (53.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) 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%) Data Quality Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) HR Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) PMO Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SAS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Database Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior SAS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
1 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Data Entry
4 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) 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 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
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