The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 77 61 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 27 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.00% 2.88% 3.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.03% 36.43% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 38 29
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
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
87 129 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.44% 7.90% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 100 76
Median daily rate £400 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £12.25 £9.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.11% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for QA.

1 39 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) Selenium
3 18 (29.03%) Scrum
4 17 (27.42%) Cucumber
5 13 (20.97%) TDD
6 12 (19.35%) Java
6 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 12 (19.35%) .NET
6 12 (19.35%) Automation Testing
7 11 (17.74%) High Availability
7 11 (17.74%) JIRA
7 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (17.74%) SQL
7 11 (17.74%) ISEB
8 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
8 10 (16.13%) Scala
8 10 (16.13%) User Stories
9 9 (14.52%) Visualisation
9 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
9 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
9 9 (14.52%) Automated Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Marketing
10 8 (12.90%) BDD
10 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
10 8 (12.90%) SoapUI
10 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (11.29%) Test Strategy
11 7 (11.29%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (11.29%) Sitecore

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.29%) CMS
1 7 (11.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Network Security
1 2 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (1.61%) DHCP
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.23%) DB2
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Selenium
2 17 (27.42%) Cucumber
3 11 (17.74%) JIRA
4 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
5 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 8 (12.90%) SoapUI
6 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.68%) JUnit
7 5 (8.06%) JMeter
7 5 (8.06%) LoadRunner
7 5 (8.06%) Maven
7 5 (8.06%) RSpec
8 4 (6.45%) Subversion
8 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.84%) Zephyr
10 2 (3.23%) Appium
10 2 (3.23%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.23%) VisualVM
10 2 (3.23%) YourKit
General
1 8 (12.90%) Marketing
2 5 (8.06%) Games
3 3 (4.84%) Finance
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Analyst
2 13 (20.97%) Developer
3 12 (19.35%) Test Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Tester
5 9 (14.52%) Test Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) QA Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) QA Tester
7 7 (11.29%) Sitecore Developer
8 6 (9.68%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
9 4 (6.45%) PHP Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) CRM Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (4.84%) Head of Development
10 3 (4.84%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Programmer
10 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.29%) JSON
3 5 (8.06%) Gherkin
3 5 (8.06%) HTML
3 5 (8.06%) XML
4 4 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.45%) jQuery
4 4 (6.45%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) HTML5
5 3 (4.84%) RESTful
5 3 (4.84%) SOAP
5 3 (4.84%) Web Services
6 2 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.23%) REST
7 1 (1.61%) Ajax
7 1 (1.61%) Node.js
7 1 (1.61%) React
7 1 (1.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Visualisation
2 7 (11.29%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Unix
2 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) Windows
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) Scrum
3 13 (20.97%) TDD
4 12 (19.35%) Automation Testing
5 11 (17.74%) High Availability
5 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 10 (16.13%) User Stories
7 9 (14.52%) Automated Testing
7 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
8 8 (12.90%) BDD
8 8 (12.90%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (12.90%) Functional Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Test Management
9 7 (11.29%) Test Strategy
9 7 (11.29%) Unit Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Workflow
10 6 (9.68%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) Java
1 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
2 11 (17.74%) SQL
3 10 (16.13%) Scala
4 6 (9.68%) PHP
4 6 (9.68%) Python
4 6 (9.68%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (3.23%) Groovy
5 2 (3.23%) VBA
5 2 (3.23%) VBScript
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) ISEB
2 7 (11.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) MCAD
4 1 (1.61%) MCSD
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) WCAG
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Sitecore
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) AppDynamics
4 2 (3.23%) Dynatrace
4 2 (3.23%) IBM
4 2 (3.23%) New Relic
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Progress
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) RightScale
5 1 (1.61%) Telerik
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