The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leeds region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 98 103 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.39% 0.071% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.075% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1482 1336 1173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.92% 94.89% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 935 810
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 33
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.08% -15.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leeds region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Scala
4 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 3 (42.86%) Maven
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 2 (28.57%) VBScript
5 2 (28.57%) VBA
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 2 (28.57%) Python
5 2 (28.57%) SOA
5 2 (28.57%) Spring
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) JMeter
5 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
5 2 (28.57%) Dynatrace
5 2 (28.57%) Gatling

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Maven
3 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Gatling
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 2 (28.57%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) The Grinder
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) VisualVM
4 2 (28.57%) YourKit
5 1 (14.29%) Ant
5 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
5 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
5 1 (14.29%) JUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Scala
2 2 (28.57%) CoffeeScript
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 2 (28.57%) VBA
2 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) AppDynamics
1 2 (28.57%) Dynatrace
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) New Relic
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle