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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing QA 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.18% 4.88% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 57.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Average daily rate
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- £295 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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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
7 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.12% 8.54% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 8
Average daily rate £375 £315 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £355 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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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 13 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Imperva
3 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall

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Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Application Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Imperva