The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 101 77 78
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.24% 0.099% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
QA Analyst
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1549 934 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.64% 92.38% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1095 605 479
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.20 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -57.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Analyst across the Leeds region.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Analyst in their job title 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 with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Analyst in their job title 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 with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA