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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 26 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.34% 2.30% 3.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.37% 24.81% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 29
Median daily rate £365 £375 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +35.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £323 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £526 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.47% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.72
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.24%

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
95 129 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.56% 9.27% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 88 104
Median daily rate £423 £420 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £291 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £11.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (42.42%) Selenium
3 25 (37.88%) Java
4 19 (28.79%) Scrum
4 19 (28.79%) Test Automation
5 17 (25.76%) Cucumber
5 17 (25.76%) User Stories
6 16 (24.24%) Automated Testing
7 15 (22.73%) BDD
8 14 (21.21%) Performance Testing
8 14 (21.21%) Automation Testing
9 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
9 13 (19.70%) Scala
9 13 (19.70%) Finance
10 12 (18.18%) Gherkin
10 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 11 (16.67%) SoapUI
11 11 (16.67%) Kanban
11 11 (16.67%) TDD
11 11 (16.67%) Web Services
11 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
12 10 (15.15%) SQL
12 10 (15.15%) Project Management
12 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering
12 10 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (13.64%) DevOps
13 9 (13.64%) Defect Management
13 9 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
13 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (13.64%) Security Testing

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 (6.06%) Mule
1 4 (6.06%) Mule ESB
2 2 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.52%) GitHub
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (1.52%) DHCP
2 1 (1.52%) DNS
2 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Big Data
2 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (42.42%) Selenium
2 17 (25.76%) Cucumber
3 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 11 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 9 (13.64%) WebDriver
6 8 (12.12%) JUnit
7 7 (10.61%) JIRA
8 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
8 6 (9.09%) JMeter
8 6 (9.09%) Visual Studio
9 5 (7.58%) LoadRunner
10 4 (6.06%) RSpec
11 3 (4.55%) FitNesse
11 3 (4.55%) Hudson
11 3 (4.55%) NUnit
11 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
12 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
12 2 (3.03%) Subversion
12 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Games
3 4 (6.06%) Publishing
4 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Tester
2 15 (22.73%) Automation Tester
3 10 (15.15%) Test Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) QA Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (6.06%) Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Integration Developer
8 3 (4.55%) MuleSoft Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 11 (16.67%) Web Services
3 7 (10.61%) RESTful
4 6 (9.09%) SOAP
5 5 (7.58%) JSON
5 5 (7.58%) REST
6 4 (6.06%) Middleware
7 3 (4.55%) EJB
7 3 (4.55%) J2EE
7 3 (4.55%) JMS
7 3 (4.55%) Servlets
8 2 (3.03%) .NET
8 2 (3.03%) Apache CXF
9 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.52%) Node.js
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Unix
2 3 (4.55%) Android
2 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.55%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) CentOS
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) Scrum
2 19 (28.79%) Test Automation
3 17 (25.76%) User Stories
4 16 (24.24%) Automated Testing
5 15 (22.73%) BDD
6 14 (21.21%) Automation Testing
6 14 (21.21%) Performance Testing
7 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
8 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 11 (16.67%) Kanban
8 11 (16.67%) TDD
9 10 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (15.15%) Project Management
9 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering
10 9 (13.64%) Defect Management
10 9 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (13.64%) DevOps
10 9 (13.64%) Security Testing
10 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) Java
2 13 (19.70%) Scala
3 10 (15.15%) SQL
4 7 (10.61%) Groovy
5 4 (6.06%) Ruby
6 2 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (1.52%) C#
7 1 (1.52%) C++
7 1 (1.52%) Python
7 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) ISEB
2 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) WCAG
2 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.52%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (1.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) MuleSoft
4 3 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.55%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) Progress
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) RightScale