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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.64% 1.79% 1.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 30.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £320 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -34.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £320 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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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
8 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.85% 5.95% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £320 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £525 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Retail
3 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (17.65%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Coaching
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
6 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
6 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
7 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
7 1 (5.88%) Time Management
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (5.88%) SAS
7 1 (5.88%) Rational Rose
7 1 (5.88%) ATM

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Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Report Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) PMO Assistant
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) SAS Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Communications Manager
5 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) E-Learning
1 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Change Control
3 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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