The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 54 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 36 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.53% 2.81% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.93% 26.89% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 22
Average daily rate £403 £275 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.36% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £433 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.72 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +83.62%
QA
West Yorkshire

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 Leeds region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
157 119 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.03% 10.46% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 95 52
Average daily rate £408 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £242 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.72 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.45% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 44 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.88%) Java
3 25 (29.07%) JavaScript
4 20 (23.26%) Cucumber
5 19 (22.09%) JIRA
5 19 (22.09%) Selenium
6 17 (19.77%) Jenkins
7 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
8 14 (16.28%) Validation
8 14 (16.28%) Hibernate
8 14 (16.28%) Spring
8 14 (16.28%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (15.12%) Ruby
9 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (15.12%) IBM
9 13 (15.12%) SQL
9 13 (15.12%) Visual Studio
9 13 (15.12%) Python
10 12 (13.95%) MS Excel
10 12 (13.95%) HTML
10 12 (13.95%) Oracle
10 12 (13.95%) LoadRunner
10 12 (13.95%) JMeter
10 12 (13.95%) Test Scripting
10 12 (13.95%) Functional Testing
10 12 (13.95%) Analytics
11 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (12.79%) Data Validation
11 11 (12.79%) CSS
12 10 (11.63%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 7 (8.14%) Confluence
2 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) Drupal
4 1 (1.16%) JBoss
4 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.63%) MS Visio
3 9 (10.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (9.30%) MS Project
5 7 (8.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
2 1 (1.16%) PaaS
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.30%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (6.98%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (6.98%) MS Access
5 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
6 5 (5.81%) Data Mining
7 3 (3.49%) MySQL
7 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (23.26%) Cucumber
2 19 (22.09%) JIRA
2 19 (22.09%) Selenium
3 17 (19.77%) Jenkins
4 13 (15.12%) Visual Studio
5 12 (13.95%) JMeter
5 12 (13.95%) LoadRunner
6 9 (10.47%) JUnit
6 9 (10.47%) Subversion
7 8 (9.30%) Eclipse
7 8 (9.30%) Hudson
7 8 (9.30%) JProfiler
7 8 (9.30%) Maven
7 8 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (8.14%) Git (software)
9 6 (6.98%) HP UFT
9 6 (6.98%) SilkPerformer
9 6 (6.98%) SoapUI
9 6 (6.98%) VisualVM
9 6 (6.98%) YourKit
General
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
2 2 (2.33%) Games
2 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Law
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Analyst
2 16 (18.60%) Test Analyst
2 16 (18.60%) Tester
3 14 (16.28%) Developer
4 10 (11.63%) QA Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) QA Test Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Test Leader
6 8 (9.30%) Agile Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Java Developer
6 8 (9.30%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (9.30%) QA Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) UI Developer
7 7 (8.14%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Manual Tester
8 6 (6.98%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Performance Test Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) Hibernate
1 14 (16.28%) Spring
2 12 (13.95%) HTML
3 11 (12.79%) CSS
4 10 (11.63%) HTML5
4 10 (11.63%) Web Services
5 9 (10.47%) Ajax
5 9 (10.47%) SOAP
6 8 (9.30%) Apache Jena
6 8 (9.30%) D3.js
6 8 (9.30%) GWT
6 8 (9.30%) jQuery
6 8 (9.30%) RESTful
6 8 (9.30%) Vaadin
7 7 (8.14%) .NET
8 6 (6.98%) AngularJS
9 5 (5.81%) XML
10 3 (3.49%) Sass
11 2 (2.33%) XML Messaging
12 1 (1.16%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Algorithms
2 8 (9.30%) Client/Server
2 8 (9.30%) Ontologies
3 7 (8.14%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.98%) PKI
5 3 (3.49%) NHS
6 1 (1.16%) CESG
6 1 (1.16%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Windows
2 8 (9.30%) Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Mac OS X
3 6 (6.98%) MVS
4 5 (5.81%) VME
5 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.16%) Android
6 1 (1.16%) CentOS
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.28%) Non-Functional Testing
2 14 (16.28%) Validation
3 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (13.95%) Analytics
4 12 (13.95%) Functional Testing
4 12 (13.95%) Test Scripting
5 11 (12.79%) Data Validation
6 10 (11.63%) Project Management
6 10 (11.63%) Scrum
6 10 (11.63%) Test Automation
7 9 (10.47%) Manual Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Open Source
7 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Web Development
8 8 (9.30%) E-Commerce
8 8 (9.30%) Machine Learning
8 8 (9.30%) Web Application Development
9 7 (8.14%) ETL
9 7 (8.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.88%) Java
2 25 (29.07%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.12%) Python
3 13 (15.12%) Ruby
3 13 (15.12%) SQL
4 8 (9.30%) SPARQL
5 7 (8.14%) C
5 7 (8.14%) C#
5 7 (8.14%) Perl
5 7 (8.14%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.98%) CoffeeScript
6 6 (6.98%) Scala
6 6 (6.98%) VBA
6 6 (6.98%) VBScript
7 4 (4.65%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) ISEB
2 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.49%) Degree
5 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.16%) GPG13
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) ISO22301
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) WAI
3 1 (1.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.16%) Nagios
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) Opsview
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.12%) IBM
3 12 (13.95%) Oracle
4 6 (6.98%) AppDynamics
4 6 (6.98%) Dynatrace
4 6 (6.98%) HP
4 6 (6.98%) New Relic
5 5 (5.81%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.16%) Rally
7 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
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