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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 37 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing QA 60 49 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.55% 4.20% 2.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.00% 48.51% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 39 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +19.62%
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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
125 101 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.48% 8.65% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 63 29
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.86 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% -1.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +40.00%

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 5 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 5 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 38 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.67%) Project Management
3 25 (27.47%) Java
4 22 (24.18%) TDD
5 21 (23.08%) Open Source
6 20 (21.98%) SQL
7 18 (19.78%) Oracle
7 18 (19.78%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (17.58%) Service Management
8 16 (17.58%) Web Services
8 16 (17.58%) Ruby
8 16 (17.58%) BDD
9 15 (16.48%) Business Analysis
10 14 (15.38%) Cucumber
10 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 14 (15.38%) ITIL
11 13 (14.29%) Change Management
11 13 (14.29%) MongoDB
11 13 (14.29%) NoSQL
12 12 (13.19%) RESTful
12 12 (13.19%) Manual Testing
12 12 (13.19%) Release Management
12 12 (13.19%) ITSM
12 12 (13.19%) XML
13 11 (12.09%) .NET
13 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
14 10 (10.99%) HTML
14 10 (10.99%) HTML5
15 9 (9.89%) Sass
15 9 (9.89%) Selenium

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (6.59%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (6.59%) Node.js
2 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) nginx
3 1 (1.10%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (1.10%) Route 53
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Junos
1 3 (3.30%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (3.30%) LAN
1 3 (3.30%) WAN
1 3 (3.30%) RSVP
1 3 (3.30%) MPLS
1 3 (3.30%) OSPF
1 3 (3.30%) BGP
2 2 (2.20%) GPRS
3 1 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.10%) ISDN
3 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 13 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.20%) Redis
5 1 (1.10%) Big Data
5 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.10%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 9 (9.89%) Selenium
2 9 (9.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (8.79%) WATIR
3 8 (8.79%) Sahi
3 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.59%) IntelliJ
4 6 (6.59%) Capybara
4 6 (6.59%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.30%) Hudson
5 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.30%) JProfiler
5 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.30%) JUnit
5 3 (3.30%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.30%) Subversion
6 2 (2.20%) Maven
7 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (23.08%) Analyst
2 17 (18.68%) Tester
2 17 (18.68%) Developer
3 10 (10.99%) Test Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) Ruby Developer
4 7 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 5 (5.49%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) QA Tester
6 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.40%) QA Specialist
7 3 (3.30%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.30%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Quality Manager
7 3 (3.30%) QA Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) Web Services
2 12 (13.19%) RESTful
2 12 (13.19%) XML
3 11 (12.09%) .NET
4 10 (10.99%) HTML
4 10 (10.99%) HTML5
5 9 (9.89%) Sass
5 9 (9.89%) CSS
6 6 (6.59%) CSS3
6 6 (6.59%) Sinatra
7 4 (4.40%) jQuery
8 3 (3.30%) D3.js
8 3 (3.30%) Mustache
8 3 (3.30%) Vaadin
8 3 (3.30%) Apache Jena
8 3 (3.30%) GWT
8 3 (3.30%) Ajax
8 3 (3.30%) Spring
8 3 (3.30%) SOAP
8 3 (3.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.08%) Open Source
2 4 (4.40%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.30%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.30%) Ontologies
3 3 (3.30%) Chemistry
4 2 (2.20%) NHS
4 2 (2.20%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Windows
2 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
2 1 (1.10%) Linux
2 1 (1.10%) UNIX
2 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.67%) Project Management
3 22 (24.18%) TDD
4 18 (19.78%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (17.58%) Service Management
5 16 (17.58%) BDD
6 15 (16.48%) Business Analysis
7 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 14 (15.38%) ITIL
8 13 (14.29%) Change Management
9 12 (13.19%) Manual Testing
9 12 (13.19%) Release Management
9 12 (13.19%) ITSM
10 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (9.89%) Incident Management
10 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
11 8 (8.79%) Data Modelling
11 8 (8.79%) Automated Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Performance Management
11 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.47%) Java
2 20 (21.98%) SQL
3 16 (17.58%) Ruby
4 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.30%) SPARQL
5 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.30%) C#
6 2 (2.20%) PHP
6 2 (2.20%) VB
6 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.20%) ABAP
6 2 (2.20%) VB6
6 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.10%) Clojure
7 1 (1.10%) Scala
7 1 (1.10%) Groovy
7 1 (1.10%) Python
7 1 (1.10%) VBScript
7 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.59%) Degree
3 3 (3.30%) BC Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) JNCIP
3 3 (3.30%) JNCIE
3 3 (3.30%) CCIE
3 3 (3.30%) CCNP
3 3 (3.30%) ISEB
3 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.20%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) MCITP
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.10%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.30%) Firmware
3 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Graylog
2 4 (4.40%) OpenView
3 2 (2.20%) Puppet
3 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.10%) Salt
4 1 (1.10%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) Oracle
2 7 (7.69%) VMware
3 6 (6.59%) New Relic
3 6 (6.59%) Akamai
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.49%) HP
5 4 (4.40%) Cisco
6 3 (3.30%) Juniper
6 3 (3.30%) Remedy
7 2 (2.20%) SAP
8 1 (1.10%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.10%) Percona
8 1 (1.10%) Polycom
8 1 (1.10%) Tandberg
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