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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 57 28
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -29
Contract jobs citing QA 34 21 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.41% 2.40% 5.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.33% 43.75% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 41
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
75 48 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.53% 5.48% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 58
Average daily rate £368 £369 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +22.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £525 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.00%) SQL
3 26 (26.00%) Scrum
4 24 (24.00%) TDD
4 24 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 24 (24.00%) Java
5 20 (20.00%) C#
6 18 (18.00%) BDD
7 17 (17.00%) User Stories
7 17 (17.00%) Finance
8 15 (15.00%) Project Management
9 14 (14.00%) Test Automation
10 13 (13.00%) Selenium
10 13 (13.00%) ISEB
11 12 (12.00%) HTML
11 12 (12.00%) .NET
11 12 (12.00%) PHP
12 11 (11.00%) Release Management
12 11 (11.00%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (11.00%) Cucumber
13 10 (10.00%) Functional Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Project Planning
13 10 (10.00%) Retail
13 10 (10.00%) Oracle
14 9 (9.00%) MS Office
14 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
14 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
14 9 (9.00%) Ruby
14 9 (9.00%) Resource Management
14 9 (9.00%) WebDriver

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.00%) Node.js
3 1 (1.00%) Lync
3 1 (1.00%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.00%) Apache
3 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.00%) CMS
3 1 (1.00%) nginx
3 1 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.00%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) MS Office
2 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
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
1 1 (1.00%) Route 53
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.00%) VLAN
2 4 (4.00%) DVB
2 4 (4.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (3.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (3.00%) DMVPN
3 3 (3.00%) WLAN
3 3 (3.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (3.00%) DMZ
3 3 (3.00%) BGP
3 3 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.00%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.00%) SSL
4 1 (1.00%) DNS
4 1 (1.00%) DHCP
4 1 (1.00%) SAN
4 1 (1.00%) Intranet
4 1 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.00%) DB2
4 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.00%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.00%) Redis
5 1 (1.00%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.00%) MySQL
5 1 (1.00%) SimpleDB
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.00%) Selenium
2 11 (11.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (9.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (8.00%) JBehave
4 8 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.00%) JUnit
6 2 (2.00%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.00%) Toad
7 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.00%) WebSpeed
7 1 (1.00%) NUnit
7 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Retail
3 8 (8.00%) Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (23.00%) Analyst
2 19 (19.00%) Tester
3 17 (17.00%) Developer
4 14 (14.00%) Test Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Functional Tester
5 8 (8.00%) Manual Tester
5 8 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 7 (7.00%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.00%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Head of Testing
9 3 (3.00%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Service Management Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) HTML
1 12 (12.00%) .NET
2 6 (6.00%) CSS
3 5 (5.00%) HTML5
4 4 (4.00%) XML
5 3 (3.00%) Web Services
6 2 (2.00%) jQuery
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.00%) Middleware
6 2 (2.00%) XSLT
6 2 (2.00%) REST
7 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.00%) JAX-RS
7 1 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.00%) POSIX
7 1 (1.00%) SOAP
7 1 (1.00%) ADO
7 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.00%) J2EE
7 1 (1.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.00%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.00%) NHS
5 4 (4.00%) Video on Demand
5 4 (4.00%) IPTV
5 4 (4.00%) MPEG
6 2 (2.00%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.00%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.00%) iSeries
6 2 (2.00%) STB
6 2 (2.00%) AS400
6 2 (2.00%) User Experience
6 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.00%) Social Media
7 1 (1.00%) PMI
7 1 (1.00%) Clustering
7 1 (1.00%) Open Source
7 1 (1.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Windows
2 5 (5.00%) Linux
3 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.00%) UNIX
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.00%) Scrum
3 24 (24.00%) TDD
3 24 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 18 (18.00%) BDD
5 17 (17.00%) User Stories
6 15 (15.00%) Project Management
7 14 (14.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.00%) Release Management
9 10 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 10 (10.00%) Project Planning
10 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
10 9 (9.00%) Resource Management
11 8 (8.00%) Service Management
11 8 (8.00%) Change Control
12 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
12 7 (7.00%) Software Testing
12 7 (7.00%) Performance Testing
12 7 (7.00%) Unit Testing
12 7 (7.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.00%) SQL
2 24 (24.00%) Java
3 20 (20.00%) C#
4 12 (12.00%) PHP
5 9 (9.00%) Ruby
6 8 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.00%) C++
7 5 (5.00%) X++
8 4 (4.00%) Tcl
8 4 (4.00%) C
8 4 (4.00%) Perl
9 3 (3.00%) Python
9 3 (3.00%) VB
9 3 (3.00%) Lisp
10 2 (2.00%) VB6
10 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.00%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
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%) CCNP
5 3 (3.00%) CCDP
5 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) MCSE
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) BS25999
1 2 (2.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.00%) OPNET
3 1 (1.00%) Salt
3 1 (1.00%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.00%) Puppet
3 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Oracle
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.00%) F5
3 3 (3.00%) Cisco
3 3 (3.00%) Motorola
3 3 (3.00%) HP
3 3 (3.00%) BMC
3 3 (3.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (3.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (2.00%) Capita
4 2 (2.00%) JBoss
4 2 (2.00%) IBM
4 2 (2.00%) LexisNexis
5 1 (1.00%) Progress
5 1 (1.00%) SAP
5 1 (1.00%) Sybase
5 1 (1.00%) Informatica
5 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.00%) Unica
5 1 (1.00%) EPiServer
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
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