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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 67 50
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 54 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 5.14% 1.35% 3.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.07% 26.67% 54.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 1 23
Average daily rate
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£318 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.11% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £225 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
- +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+270.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -40.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
87 45 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.28% 5.05% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 21 35
Average daily rate £340 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £31.75 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.18% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £13.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £13.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
QA
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 28 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 28 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 35 (35.00%) Scrum
2 34 (34.00%) SQL
3 29 (29.00%) TDD
4 27 (27.00%) C#
4 27 (27.00%) Java
5 25 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 23 (23.00%) BDD
7 22 (22.00%) User Stories
8 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (18.00%) .NET
10 17 (17.00%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
11 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
12 13 (13.00%) ISEB
12 13 (13.00%) PHP
12 13 (13.00%) Project Management
13 12 (12.00%) Selenium
13 12 (12.00%) Release Management
13 12 (12.00%) Finance
13 12 (12.00%) HTML
13 12 (12.00%) Windows
14 11 (11.00%) Test Automation
15 10 (10.00%) Cucumber
15 10 (10.00%) Oracle
15 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
15 10 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
16 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
16 9 (9.00%) Resource Management
16 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
16 9 (9.00%) Performance Tuning

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 4 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.00%) OpenEdge
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (1.00%) Lync
2 1 (1.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) MS Office
2 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.00%) MS Project
4 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (5.00%) SAN
2 4 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (4.00%) DVB
2 4 (4.00%) VLAN
3 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.00%) DMVPN
3 2 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.00%) BGP
3 2 (2.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.00%) WLAN
3 2 (2.00%) DMZ
4 1 (1.00%) Intranet
4 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.00%) DB2
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Selenium
2 10 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.00%) SoapUI
3 8 (8.00%) JBehave
3 8 (8.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.00%) JUnit
5 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.00%) WebSpeed
6 1 (1.00%) NUnit
6 1 (1.00%) JIRA
6 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Retail
3 5 (5.00%) Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (23.00%) Tester
2 21 (21.00%) Developer
3 17 (17.00%) Analyst
4 13 (13.00%) Manual Tester
4 13 (13.00%) Functional Tester
5 9 (9.00%) Test Analyst
6 8 (8.00%) DBA
6 8 (8.00%) SQL DBA
7 7 (7.00%) Automation Tester
7 7 (7.00%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (5.00%) Service Manager
8 5 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.00%) PHP Developer
9 4 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
9 4 (4.00%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.00%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.00%) .NET
2 12 (12.00%) HTML
3 7 (7.00%) HTML5
4 5 (5.00%) jQuery
4 5 (5.00%) CSS
5 2 (2.00%) Web Services
5 2 (2.00%) XML
5 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.00%) Middleware
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.00%) WCF
6 1 (1.00%) LINQ
6 1 (1.00%) JPA
6 1 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.00%) REST
6 1 (1.00%) JAX-RS
6 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.00%) J2EE
6 1 (1.00%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.00%) NHS
3 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.00%) Clustering
4 5 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.00%) MPEG
5 4 (4.00%) IPTV
5 4 (4.00%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.00%) iSeries
6 2 (2.00%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.00%) STB
6 2 (2.00%) AS400
7 1 (1.00%) PMI
7 1 (1.00%) DTV
7 1 (1.00%) Blog
7 1 (1.00%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.00%) Open Source
7 1 (1.00%) Social Media
7 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.00%) Linux
3 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.00%) Scrum
2 29 (29.00%) TDD
3 25 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 23 (23.00%) BDD
5 22 (22.00%) User Stories
6 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (13.00%) Project Management
8 12 (12.00%) Release Management
9 11 (11.00%) Test Automation
10 10 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (9.00%) Resource Management
11 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
11 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
11 9 (9.00%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (8.00%) Service Management
12 8 (8.00%) MVC
13 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
13 7 (7.00%) Software Testing
13 7 (7.00%) Integration Testing
14 6 (6.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.00%) SQL
2 27 (27.00%) C#
2 27 (27.00%) Java
3 13 (13.00%) PHP
4 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.00%) Ruby
6 6 (6.00%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.00%) X++
8 4 (4.00%) C
8 4 (4.00%) Tcl
8 4 (4.00%) Perl
8 4 (4.00%) C++
9 3 (3.00%) VB
9 3 (3.00%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.00%) Python
10 2 (2.00%) Lisp
10 2 (2.00%) VB6
11 1 (1.00%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.00%) ISEB
2 7 (7.00%) Degree
3 5 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.00%) CCNP
6 2 (2.00%) CCDP
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.00%) MCITP
7 1 (1.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) BS25999
3 1 (1.00%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (3.00%) SAP
4 2 (2.00%) HP
4 2 (2.00%) BMC
4 2 (2.00%) Motorola
4 2 (2.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.00%) Capita
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco
4 2 (2.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (2.00%) F5
4 2 (2.00%) LexisNexis
5 1 (1.00%) IBM
5 1 (1.00%) Unica
5 1 (1.00%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.00%) JBoss
5 1 (1.00%) Progress
5 1 (1.00%) Sybase
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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Posted: 5 days ago