The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 31 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.80% 2.49% 2.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.10% 22.09% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 27
Median daily rate £500 £493 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +79.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £327 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £690 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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
103 163 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.31% 11.30% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 107 88
Median daily rate £425 £420 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £628 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for QA.

1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (43.75%) Selenium
3 23 (35.94%) Java
4 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
4 18 (28.13%) Cucumber
5 17 (26.56%) User Stories
6 16 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Automated Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Scrum
8 14 (21.88%) TDD
8 14 (21.88%) Scala
8 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
9 12 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 12 (18.75%) WebDriver
9 12 (18.75%) BDD
9 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
9 12 (18.75%) Jenkins
10 11 (17.19%) SQL
10 11 (17.19%) JUnit
10 11 (17.19%) Web Services
11 10 (15.63%) Finance
11 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
11 10 (15.63%) Gherkin
11 10 (15.63%) Usability Testing
11 10 (15.63%) JIRA
11 10 (15.63%) Defect Tracking
12 9 (14.06%) DevOps
12 9 (14.06%) Project Management
12 9 (14.06%) Games
13 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.25%) Mule
1 4 (6.25%) Mule ESB
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) Network Security
2 2 (3.13%) DHCP
2 2 (3.13%) DNS
2 2 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (4.69%) Big Data
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) DB2
3 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (43.75%) Selenium
2 18 (28.13%) Cucumber
3 12 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 12 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 11 (17.19%) JUnit
5 10 (15.63%) JIRA
6 7 (10.94%) RSpec
7 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.25%) JMeter
8 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
8 4 (6.25%) Subversion
8 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.69%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.69%) NUnit
9 3 (4.69%) Zephyr
10 2 (3.13%) Appium
10 2 (3.13%) Maven
10 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Games
3 4 (6.25%) Publishing
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Test Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Tester
3 11 (17.19%) Automation Tester
3 11 (17.19%) QA Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) QA Test Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Analyst
5 9 (14.06%) Test Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Quality Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Architect
7 6 (9.38%) Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 6 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Java Automation Tester
9 4 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.69%) Consultant
10 3 (4.69%) Integration Developer
10 3 (4.69%) MuleSoft Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Test Manager
11 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) Web Services
2 10 (15.63%) Gherkin
3 8 (12.50%) JSON
3 8 (12.50%) SOAP
4 7 (10.94%) REST
5 5 (7.81%) RESTful
6 4 (6.25%) Middleware
6 4 (6.25%) XML
7 3 (4.69%) .NET
7 3 (4.69%) EJB
7 3 (4.69%) J2EE
7 3 (4.69%) JMS
7 3 (4.69%) Servlets
8 2 (3.13%) Apache CXF
8 2 (3.13%) HTML
8 2 (3.13%) Spring
9 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.56%) Ajax
9 1 (1.56%) Node.js
9 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Unix
2 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) CentOS
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
3 17 (26.56%) User Stories
4 16 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 15 (23.44%) Automated Testing
5 15 (23.44%) Scrum
6 14 (21.88%) TDD
6 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 12 (18.75%) BDD
7 12 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 10 (15.63%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
8 10 (15.63%) Usability Testing
9 9 (14.06%) DevOps
9 9 (14.06%) Project Management
10 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (12.50%) Defect Management
10 8 (12.50%) Kanban
10 8 (12.50%) Security Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) Java
2 14 (21.88%) Scala
3 11 (17.19%) SQL
4 5 (7.81%) Groovy
4 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.69%) Ruby
6 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) C#
7 1 (1.56%) C++
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) ISEB
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) WCAG
2 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) MuleSoft
3 3 (4.69%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.13%) Progress
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.13%) RightScale
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) Telerik
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