The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 99 93 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.13% 0.15% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
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
1498 1269 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.90% 94.63% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 846 743
Average daily rate £408 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.57% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 36
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Appium
4 1 (25.00%) Burp Suite
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) RSpec
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Scala
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle