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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 33 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Contract jobs citing QA 64 63 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.48% 5.09% 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.33% 54.31% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 52 6
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£325 £305 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £216 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £418 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -17.30%
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
120 116 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.39% 9.38% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 80 25
Average daily rate £300 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £414 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £65.75 - £13.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 - £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 - £15.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +18.30%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015, 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 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.38%) Project Management
3 27 (25.71%) TDD
4 25 (23.81%) Java
4 25 (23.81%) SQL
5 24 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (20.95%) Oracle
7 20 (19.05%) ITIL
7 20 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 20 (19.05%) Open Source
7 20 (19.05%) BDD
8 18 (17.14%) Business Analysis
9 17 (16.19%) Cucumber
10 16 (15.24%) Ruby
10 16 (15.24%) Selenium
10 16 (15.24%) Service Management
11 15 (14.29%) Change Management
11 15 (14.29%) ITSM
11 15 (14.29%) Web Services
11 15 (14.29%) .NET
11 15 (14.29%) Release Management
11 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 14 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
13 13 (12.38%) XML
14 12 (11.43%) SLA
14 12 (11.43%) Configuration Management
14 12 (11.43%) Incident Management
14 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
14 12 (11.43%) MongoDB

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 6 (5.71%) Node.js
1 6 (5.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.95%) nginx
3 1 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.95%) Route 53
1 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) BGP
2 3 (2.86%) MPLS
2 3 (2.86%) OSPF
2 3 (2.86%) RSVP
2 3 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (2.86%) Junos
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
3 2 (1.90%) DMZ
3 2 (1.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.95%) SAN
4 1 (0.95%) ISDN
4 1 (0.95%) LAN
4 1 (0.95%) WAN
4 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.95%) Network Security
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.95%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) MongoDB
2 12 (11.43%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.90%) Redis
4 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.95%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.95%) Big Data
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (16.19%) Cucumber
2 16 (15.24%) Selenium
3 10 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (8.57%) TeamCity
4 9 (8.57%) Git (software)
5 8 (7.62%) Sahi
5 8 (7.62%) WATIR
6 7 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 6 (5.71%) Capybara
7 6 (5.71%) NUnit
7 6 (5.71%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.86%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.86%) Maven
10 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.90%) JProfiler
10 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.90%) JUnit
10 2 (1.90%) Subversion
General
1 8 (7.62%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Banking
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Billing
4 1 (0.95%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (25.71%) Analyst
2 20 (19.05%) Tester
3 18 (17.14%) Developer
4 15 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 7 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
6 5 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) QA Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Programmer
8 3 (2.86%) Service Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Quality Manager
8 3 (2.86%) QA Manager
8 3 (2.86%) VB Developer
8 3 (2.86%) Capacity Management Specialist
8 3 (2.86%) VB Programmer
8 3 (2.86%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.29%) .NET
1 15 (14.29%) Web Services
2 13 (12.38%) XML
3 11 (10.48%) RESTful
4 9 (8.57%) HTML5
4 9 (8.57%) HTML
4 9 (8.57%) Sass
5 8 (7.62%) CSS
6 6 (5.71%) Sinatra
6 6 (5.71%) CSS3
7 3 (2.86%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.86%) ADO
7 3 (2.86%) jQuery
7 3 (2.86%) Mustache
8 2 (1.90%) Vaadin
8 2 (1.90%) GWT
8 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.90%) Apache Jena
8 2 (1.90%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) NHS
2 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.90%) User Experience
3 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.90%) Ontologies
3 2 (1.90%) Chemistry
4 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.95%) DataPower
4 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.95%) Clustering
4 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.71%) Windows
2 2 (1.90%) UNIX
3 1 (0.95%) Solaris
3 1 (0.95%) Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.38%) Project Management
3 27 (25.71%) TDD
4 24 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 20 (19.05%) Open Source
5 20 (19.05%) BDD
5 20 (19.05%) ITIL
6 18 (17.14%) Business Analysis
7 16 (15.24%) Service Management
8 15 (14.29%) Change Management
8 15 (14.29%) ITSM
8 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 15 (14.29%) Release Management
9 14 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (11.43%) Configuration Management
10 12 (11.43%) Incident Management
11 11 (10.48%) Automated Testing
11 11 (10.48%) Problem Management
11 11 (10.48%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) Java
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 16 (15.24%) Ruby
3 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.62%) C#
5 4 (3.81%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.86%) VB6
6 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.86%) VB
6 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.90%) ABAP
7 2 (1.90%) SPARQL
7 2 (1.90%) PHP
8 1 (0.95%) VBScript
8 1 (0.95%) Scala
8 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.95%) Clojure
8 1 (0.95%) Python
8 1 (0.95%) C++
8 1 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.71%) Degree
2 6 (5.71%) ISEB
3 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.81%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.86%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.86%) CCIE
4 3 (2.86%) CCNP
4 3 (2.86%) JNCIP
4 3 (2.86%) JNCIE
5 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.95%) MCITP
6 1 (0.95%) CCNA
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) HL7
2 1 (0.95%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) vSphere
2 1 (0.95%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) Graylog
2 4 (3.81%) OpenView
3 2 (1.90%) Puppet
3 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.95%) Salt
4 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (20.95%) Oracle
2 8 (7.62%) VMware
3 6 (5.71%) Akamai
3 6 (5.71%) New Relic
3 6 (5.71%) Cisco
3 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.71%) HP
4 3 (2.86%) Juniper
4 3 (2.86%) Remedy
5 2 (1.90%) SAP
6 1 (0.95%) IBM
6 1 (0.95%) NetApp
6 1 (0.95%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.95%) F5
6 1 (0.95%) Percona
6 1 (0.95%) Brocade
6 1 (0.95%) Polycom
6 1 (0.95%) Tandberg
6 1 (0.95%) TippingPoint
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