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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.16% 1.86% 4.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.32% 42.86% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Median daily rate £342 £465 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.45% +17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £413 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £517 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-70.00% +83.00%
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
19 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 12.03% 4.35% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 7
Median daily rate £425 £449 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +18.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £418 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +9.31%

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 23 July 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 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 4 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
5 2 (25.00%) Data Management
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) SAS
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
6 1 (12.50%) Testopia
6 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) Analytics

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 (25.00%) SAS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (12.50%) Testopia
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Data Quality Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Quality Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Finance Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Retail Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center