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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.73% 0.66% 3.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.64% 100.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate £300 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £430 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £430 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +88.72%
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 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.58% 0.66% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Average daily rate £405 £430 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% +34.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £430 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £430 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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

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 14 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Requirements Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Reinsurance
4 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) BPR
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware
5 1 (9.09%) SQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Product Owner
5 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Reinsurance
2 1 (9.09%) DataPower
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Requirements Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) BPR
3 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) Dependency Management
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP