The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Leeds region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 70 50
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 62 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 5.74% 1.25% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.27% 23.40% 46.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 2 20
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£314 £327 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.12% +9.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £245 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £409 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -26.60%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
98 47 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.07% 5.35% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 22 35
Average daily rate £340 £338 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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West Yorkshire

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 42 (38.18%) Scrum
2 33 (30.00%) SQL
3 32 (29.09%) C#
3 32 (29.09%) TDD
4 28 (25.45%) Java
5 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (23.64%) Test Scripting
6 25 (22.73%) BDD
7 24 (21.82%) User Stories
8 23 (20.91%) .NET
9 21 (19.09%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (17.27%) SQL Server
11 18 (16.36%) Windows
12 17 (15.45%) Finance
13 16 (14.55%) Oracle
13 16 (14.55%) Release Management
14 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
15 13 (11.82%) ISEB
15 13 (11.82%) PHP
15 13 (11.82%) Project Management
16 12 (10.91%) JavaScript
16 12 (10.91%) Selenium
17 11 (10.00%) Test Automation
17 11 (10.00%) HTML
17 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
18 10 (9.09%) MVC
18 10 (9.09%) Cucumber
18 10 (9.09%) Software Engineering
18 10 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
19 9 (8.18%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 3 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (2.73%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.91%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.91%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.91%) Lync
2 1 (0.91%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Office
2 3 (2.73%) MS Project
3 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.45%) SAN
2 5 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.64%) Ethernet
3 4 (3.64%) DVB
3 4 (3.64%) VLAN
4 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Selenium
2 10 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.27%) SoapUI
3 8 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.27%) JBehave
3 8 (7.27%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.36%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.73%) JUnit
6 2 (1.82%) JIRA
7 1 (0.91%) WebSpeed
7 1 (0.91%) NUnit
7 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (15.45%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Legal
2 4 (3.64%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Retail
4 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.91%) Publishing
5 1 (0.91%) Billing
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Back Office
5 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (22.73%) Tester
1 25 (22.73%) Developer
2 15 (13.64%) Analyst
2 15 (13.64%) Manual Tester
2 15 (13.64%) Functional Tester
3 9 (8.18%) SQL DBA
3 9 (8.18%) DBA
3 9 (8.18%) QA Manager
4 8 (7.27%) Test Analyst
4 8 (7.27%) Web Developer
5 7 (6.36%) Automation Tester
6 6 (5.45%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.55%) Service Manager
7 5 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.64%) PHP Developer
8 4 (3.64%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (2.73%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.91%) .NET
2 11 (10.00%) HTML
3 7 (6.36%) jQuery
3 7 (6.36%) HTML5
4 6 (5.45%) WCF
5 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.64%) CSS
6 3 (2.73%) LINQ
6 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.82%) Web Services
7 2 (1.82%) Middleware
7 2 (1.82%) WinForms
8 1 (0.91%) J2EE
8 1 (0.91%) ADO
8 1 (0.91%) XML
8 1 (0.91%) JPA
8 1 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.91%) REST
8 1 (0.91%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.09%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.18%) NHS
3 7 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.45%) Clustering
4 6 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.55%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.64%) MPEG
6 4 (3.64%) IPTV
6 4 (3.64%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.82%) iSeries
7 2 (1.82%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.82%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.82%) STB
7 2 (1.82%) AS400
8 1 (0.91%) PMI
8 1 (0.91%) DTV
8 1 (0.91%) Blog
8 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.91%) Open Source
8 1 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.36%) Windows
2 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.64%) Linux
4 3 (2.73%) UNIX
4 3 (2.73%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.82%) Solaris
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.18%) Scrum
2 32 (29.09%) TDD
3 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (23.64%) Test Scripting
4 25 (22.73%) BDD
5 24 (21.82%) User Stories
6 16 (14.55%) Release Management
7 13 (11.82%) Project Management
8 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 10 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 10 (9.09%) MVC
9 10 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (8.18%) Unit Testing
11 8 (7.27%) Resource Management
11 8 (7.27%) Service Management
12 7 (6.36%) Data Modelling
12 7 (6.36%) Service Delivery
12 7 (6.36%) Integration Testing
12 7 (6.36%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.00%) SQL
2 32 (29.09%) C#
3 28 (25.45%) Java
4 13 (11.82%) PHP
5 12 (10.91%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.27%) Ruby
7 7 (6.36%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.55%) X++
8 5 (4.55%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.64%) Tcl
9 4 (3.64%) C
9 4 (3.64%) Perl
9 4 (3.64%) C++
10 3 (2.73%) VB
11 2 (1.82%) VB6
11 2 (1.82%) Python
12 1 (0.91%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.82%) ISEB
2 9 (8.18%) Degree
3 5 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) MCSE
6 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.91%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.27%) SLA
2 7 (6.36%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.82%) BS25999
4 1 (0.91%) FATCA
4 1 (0.91%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Oracle
2 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.73%) SAP
4 2 (1.82%) Capita
4 2 (1.82%) LexisNexis
5 1 (0.91%) Unica
5 1 (0.91%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.91%) Progress
5 1 (0.91%) Sybase
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 12 days ago