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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 28 72
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +44
Contract jobs citing QA 55 55 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.44% 5.17% 1.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.44% 58.51% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 47 1
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£325 £320 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +42.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £92.00 £50.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.00% +270.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+72.05% -2.50%
QA
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
91 94 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 5.69% 8.83% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 67 21
Average daily rate £325 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.18 £31.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.50% +135.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +15.45%

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 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 53 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.46%) TDD
3 35 (30.70%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (28.95%) SQL
5 32 (28.07%) BDD
6 30 (26.32%) Project Management
7 29 (25.44%) Java
8 24 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 24 (21.05%) Open Source
9 21 (18.42%) Cucumber
9 21 (18.42%) Selenium
10 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
10 20 (17.54%) XML
11 19 (16.67%) Web Services
11 19 (16.67%) Business Analysis
12 18 (15.79%) Scrum
13 16 (14.04%) .NET
13 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
13 16 (14.04%) Ruby
14 15 (13.16%) Manual Testing
14 15 (13.16%) NoSQL
14 15 (13.16%) ITIL
14 15 (13.16%) Finance
15 14 (12.28%) MongoDB
15 14 (12.28%) RESTful
15 14 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (12.28%) Automated Testing
16 13 (11.40%) Oracle
17 12 (10.53%) Change Management
17 12 (10.53%) Automation Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (4.39%) Node.js
3 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.88%) MS Project
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) BGP
2 2 (1.75%) MPLS
2 2 (1.75%) OSPF
2 2 (1.75%) DMZ
2 2 (1.75%) RSVP
2 2 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (1.75%) Junos
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.88%) Network Security
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) SAN
3 1 (0.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.16%) NoSQL
3 14 (12.28%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.88%) Redis
8 1 (0.88%) Big Data
8 1 (0.88%) DataStage
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.88%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 21 (18.42%) Selenium
1 21 (18.42%) Cucumber
2 11 (9.65%) NUnit
2 11 (9.65%) HP UFT
3 9 (7.89%) TeamCity
3 9 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.89%) SpecFlow
4 8 (7.02%) WATIR
4 8 (7.02%) Sahi
5 6 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.26%) IntelliJ
5 6 (5.26%) Capybara
6 4 (3.51%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.63%) Maven
8 2 (1.75%) JIRA
8 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.75%) Appium
9 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.88%) Calabash
General
1 15 (13.16%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (31.58%) Analyst
2 23 (20.18%) Developer
3 20 (17.54%) Test Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) Tester
5 11 (9.65%) QA Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) QA Test Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Ruby Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Database Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.51%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) QA Specialist
8 4 (3.51%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) VB6 Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Agile Tester
9 3 (2.63%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.54%) XML
2 19 (16.67%) Web Services
3 16 (14.04%) .NET
4 14 (12.28%) RESTful
5 9 (7.89%) Sass
6 7 (6.14%) HTML5
6 7 (6.14%) HTML
7 6 (5.26%) CSS
7 6 (5.26%) Sinatra
7 6 (5.26%) CSS3
8 4 (3.51%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.63%) Mustache
9 3 (2.63%) ADO
10 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.75%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.88%) Ember.js
11 1 (0.88%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.88%) jQuery
11 1 (0.88%) REST
11 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.39%) NHS
2 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.75%) GIS
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) Equities
4 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.88%) DataPower
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.88%) User Experience
4 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.51%) Windows
2 2 (1.75%) UNIX
3 1 (0.88%) Solaris
3 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.88%) Android
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.46%) TDD
3 35 (30.70%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (28.07%) BDD
5 30 (26.32%) Project Management
6 24 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 24 (21.05%) Open Source
7 19 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 18 (15.79%) Scrum
9 15 (13.16%) ITIL
9 15 (13.16%) Manual Testing
10 14 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (12.28%) Automated Testing
11 12 (10.53%) Change Management
11 12 (10.53%) Automation Testing
12 11 (9.65%) SDLC
13 10 (8.77%) Service Management
13 10 (8.77%) ITSM
13 10 (8.77%) Data Modelling
13 10 (8.77%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.95%) SQL
2 29 (25.44%) Java
3 16 (14.04%) Ruby
4 9 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 9 (7.89%) C#
5 8 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.63%) VB6
7 3 (2.63%) VB
7 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.75%) ABAP
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) VBScript
9 1 (0.88%) Scala
9 1 (0.88%) Clojure
9 1 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.14%) ISEB
3 4 (3.51%) Degree
4 3 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.75%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.75%) CCIE
5 2 (1.75%) CCNP
5 2 (1.75%) JNCIP
5 2 (1.75%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.88%) MCITP
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.88%) CCNA
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) HL7
2 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) vSphere
2 1 (0.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) Graylog
2 3 (2.63%) OpenView
3 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.40%) Oracle
3 8 (7.02%) VMware
4 6 (5.26%) Akamai
4 6 (5.26%) New Relic
4 6 (5.26%) HP
5 4 (3.51%) Cisco
6 2 (1.75%) IBM
6 2 (1.75%) SAP
6 2 (1.75%) Juniper
6 2 (1.75%) Remedy
7 1 (0.88%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.88%) F5
7 1 (0.88%) Brocade
7 1 (0.88%) TippingPoint
7 1 (0.88%) NetApp
7 1 (0.88%) Progress
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