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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 43 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 40 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.70% 3.68% 4.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.94% 54.10% 64.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 32
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £286 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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
89 61 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.24% 6.81% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 49
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £207 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%

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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 21 October 2014.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 29 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.21%) SQL
3 19 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 18 (18.95%) TDD
5 17 (17.89%) Finance
6 16 (16.84%) Java
7 15 (15.79%) Scrum
7 15 (15.79%) Project Management
8 14 (14.74%) C#
9 13 (13.68%) Retail
9 13 (13.68%) Selenium
10 12 (12.63%) Test Automation
10 12 (12.63%) BDD
11 11 (11.58%) Cucumber
11 11 (11.58%) Project Planning
11 11 (11.58%) ISEB
11 11 (11.58%) User Stories
12 10 (10.53%) Performance Testing
13 9 (9.47%) Test Management
13 9 (9.47%) Banking
13 9 (9.47%) PHP
13 9 (9.47%) MS Office
13 9 (9.47%) Windows
14 8 (8.42%) .NET
14 8 (8.42%) HTML
14 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
14 8 (8.42%) Service Management
14 8 (8.42%) Change Control
15 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
15 7 (7.37%) Management Information System

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.11%) JBoss
1 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.05%) nginx
2 1 (1.05%) Lync
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.05%) Node.js
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.05%) Apache
2 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Office
2 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.05%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) WLAN
1 6 (6.32%) DMZ
1 6 (6.32%) BGP
1 6 (6.32%) EIGRP
1 6 (6.32%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (6.32%) DMVPN
1 6 (6.32%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (6.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.21%) DVB
3 4 (4.21%) Ethernet
3 4 (4.21%) VLAN
4 2 (2.11%) DNS
5 1 (1.05%) SSL
5 1 (1.05%) SAN
5 1 (1.05%) Intranet
5 1 (1.05%) DHCP
5 1 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.05%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.11%) DB2
4 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.05%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.05%) SimpleDB
4 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.05%) Redis
4 1 (1.05%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Selenium
2 11 (11.58%) Cucumber
3 7 (7.37%) WebDriver
4 6 (6.32%) JBehave
4 6 (6.32%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.16%) JUnit
5 3 (3.16%) TestDirector
5 3 (3.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.05%) NUnit
7 1 (1.05%) JIRA
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.05%) Toad
7 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (17.89%) Finance
2 13 (13.68%) Retail
3 9 (9.47%) Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Publishing
6 1 (1.05%) Billing
6 1 (1.05%) Law
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Analyst
2 15 (15.79%) Tester
3 14 (14.74%) Test Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Automation Tester
5 7 (7.37%) Head of Testing
6 6 (6.32%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Trainer
7 5 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) IT Trainer
7 5 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Manual Tester
8 4 (4.21%) Design Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (4.21%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) HTML
1 8 (8.42%) .NET
2 5 (5.26%) CSS
3 3 (3.16%) XML
3 3 (3.16%) Middleware
3 3 (3.16%) HTML5
4 2 (2.11%) Web Services
4 2 (2.11%) jQuery
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.11%) XSLT
5 1 (1.05%) POSIX
5 1 (1.05%) SOAP
5 1 (1.05%) ADO
5 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.05%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.05%) REST
5 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
1 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.32%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.32%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.26%) NHS
4 4 (4.21%) Video on Demand
4 4 (4.21%) MPEG
4 4 (4.21%) IPTV
5 2 (2.11%) STB
5 2 (2.11%) AS400
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.11%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.11%) iSeries
6 1 (1.05%) CMDB
6 1 (1.05%) Blog
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) Windows
2 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.26%) Linux
4 3 (3.16%) UNIX
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 18 (18.95%) TDD
4 15 (15.79%) Scrum
4 15 (15.79%) Project Management
5 12 (12.63%) Test Automation
5 12 (12.63%) BDD
6 11 (11.58%) Project Planning
6 11 (11.58%) User Stories
7 10 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 9 (9.47%) Test Management
9 8 (8.42%) Service Management
9 8 (8.42%) Change Control
10 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.37%) ITIL
10 7 (7.37%) Migration
10 7 (7.37%) Network Design
10 7 (7.37%) Integration Testing
10 7 (7.37%) Resource Management
10 7 (7.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.21%) SQL
2 16 (16.84%) Java
3 14 (14.74%) C#
4 9 (9.47%) PHP
5 7 (7.37%) Ruby
6 6 (6.32%) Lisp
7 5 (5.26%) C++
7 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.21%) Perl
8 4 (4.21%) C
8 4 (4.21%) Tcl
9 3 (3.16%) VB
10 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.11%) VB6
10 2 (2.11%) X++
11 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.05%) Python
11 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) ISEB
2 7 (7.37%) Degree
3 6 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.32%) CCNP
3 6 (6.32%) CCDP
4 5 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
1 2 (2.11%) BS25999
2 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.05%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.32%) OPNET
2 6 (6.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.05%) Salt
3 1 (1.05%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.37%) HP
2 7 (7.37%) Oracle
3 6 (6.32%) Cisco
3 6 (6.32%) BMC
3 6 (6.32%) Motorola
3 6 (6.32%) Blue Coat
3 6 (6.32%) TippingPoint
3 6 (6.32%) F5
4 2 (2.11%) LexisNexis
4 2 (2.11%) Capita
4 2 (2.11%) IBM
5 1 (1.05%) Sybase
5 1 (1.05%) Informatica
5 1 (1.05%) Unica
5 1 (1.05%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.05%) Remedy
5 1 (1.05%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Rate: £18,000 to £22,000 depending on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago