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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 30 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.70% 3.23% 2.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.96% 56.36% 43.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 19
Average daily rate
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£288 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.20% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £262 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £7.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +75.67%
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
77 55 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.94% 5.74% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 39
Average daily rate £335 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £195 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £17.50 £6.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £17.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 21 November 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) SQL
3 17 (22.97%) Finance
4 16 (21.62%) Test Scripting
5 13 (17.57%) Retail
5 13 (17.57%) Project Management
6 12 (16.22%) Scrum
6 12 (16.22%) Java
6 12 (16.22%) TDD
7 11 (14.86%) Project Planning
8 10 (13.51%) Windows
9 9 (12.16%) Selenium
9 9 (12.16%) Banking
10 8 (10.81%) Test Management
10 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
10 8 (10.81%) Migration
11 7 (9.46%) HP
11 7 (9.46%) MS Office
11 7 (9.46%) C#
11 7 (9.46%) HTML
11 7 (9.46%) Oracle
11 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.46%) Cucumber
11 7 (9.46%) BDD
11 7 (9.46%) Network Design
11 7 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
11 7 (9.46%) Change Control
12 6 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (2.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.70%) JBoss
1 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.35%) nginx
2 1 (1.35%) Lync
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.35%) Node.js
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Office
2 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.35%) MS Project
4 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) WLAN
1 6 (8.11%) DMZ
1 6 (8.11%) BGP
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (8.11%) DMVPN
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (8.11%) EIGRP
1 6 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (1.35%) SSL
3 1 (1.35%) SAN
3 1 (1.35%) DVB
3 1 (1.35%) DHCP
3 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.35%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.35%) VLAN
3 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.70%) DB2
4 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.35%) SimpleDB
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) Redis
4 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Selenium
2 7 (9.46%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.41%) JUnit
4 3 (4.05%) TestDirector
4 3 (4.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.05%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.70%) JProfiler
5 2 (2.70%) Hudson
5 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.70%) Subversion
5 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.70%) Toad
5 2 (2.70%) JBehave
6 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Retail
3 9 (12.16%) Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Analyst
2 13 (17.57%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Tester
4 7 (9.46%) Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Head of Testing
5 6 (8.11%) Trainer
5 6 (8.11%) IT Trainer
6 4 (5.41%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (4.05%) QA Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Functional Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Manual Tester
7 3 (4.05%) QA Tester
8 2 (2.70%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) HTML
2 5 (6.76%) .NET
2 5 (6.76%) CSS
3 4 (5.41%) Web Services
4 3 (4.05%) XML
4 3 (4.05%) SOAP
4 3 (4.05%) Middleware
4 3 (4.05%) jQuery
4 3 (4.05%) HTML5
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.70%) RESTful
5 2 (2.70%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.70%) Spring
5 2 (2.70%) Ajax
5 2 (2.70%) XSLT
5 2 (2.70%) D3.js
5 2 (2.70%) Vaadin
5 2 (2.70%) Apache Jena
5 2 (2.70%) GWT
6 1 (1.35%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.41%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) AS400
4 2 (2.70%) Ontologies
4 2 (2.70%) Chemistry
4 2 (2.70%) iSeries
4 2 (2.70%) Open Source
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.35%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.35%) MPEG
5 1 (1.35%) PMI
5 1 (1.35%) Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.05%) UNIX
4 2 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.62%) Test Scripting
3 13 (17.57%) Project Management
4 12 (16.22%) TDD
4 12 (16.22%) Scrum
5 11 (14.86%) Project Planning
6 8 (10.81%) Test Management
6 8 (10.81%) Migration
7 7 (9.46%) Network Design
7 7 (9.46%) BDD
7 7 (9.46%) Change Control
7 7 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
7 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.11%) User Stories
8 6 (8.11%) Line Management
9 5 (6.76%) Agile Project Management
9 5 (6.76%) Functional Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) SQL
2 12 (16.22%) Java
3 7 (9.46%) C#
4 6 (8.11%) Lisp
5 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.41%) PHP
6 3 (4.05%) Ruby
7 2 (2.70%) VB6
7 2 (2.70%) VB
7 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.70%) C++
7 2 (2.70%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.35%) C
8 1 (1.35%) Perl
8 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.35%) VBScript
8 1 (1.35%) Python
8 1 (1.35%) Tcl
8 1 (1.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) CCNP
1 6 (8.11%) CCDP
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.41%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
1 1 (1.35%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.35%) BS25999
1 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) OPNET
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) SCCM
3 1 (1.35%) SCOM
3 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Oracle
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
1 7 (9.46%) HP
2 6 (8.11%) BMC
2 6 (8.11%) Cisco
2 6 (8.11%) Motorola
2 6 (8.11%) Blue Coat
2 6 (8.11%) TippingPoint
2 6 (8.11%) F5
3 2 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (1.35%) Sybase
4 1 (1.35%) Informatica
4 1 (1.35%) LexisNexis
4 1 (1.35%) Capita
4 1 (1.35%) Remedy
4 1 (1.35%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago