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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 37 62 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.39% 4.40% 4.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.58% 32.98% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 52 49
Median daily rate £375 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £407 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +76.74%
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
121 188 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.83% 13.35% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 142 90
Median daily rate £400 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £139 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £65.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.26% +338.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016, 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 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) Scrum
2 20 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 19 (29.69%) Selenium
3 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
4 17 (26.56%) Java
4 17 (26.56%) JIRA
5 16 (25.00%) Python
6 15 (23.44%) Functional Testing
7 14 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (20.31%) Ruby
8 13 (20.31%) SQL
9 12 (18.75%) Test Automation
10 11 (17.19%) Validation
11 10 (15.63%) JMeter
11 10 (15.63%) Oracle
11 10 (15.63%) LoadRunner
11 10 (15.63%) BDD
12 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
12 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (14.06%) Data Validation
13 8 (12.50%) TDD
13 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
13 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.50%) .NET
13 8 (12.50%) WebDriver
14 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (10.94%) Scala
14 7 (10.94%) MS PowerPoint

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 6 (9.38%) Confluence
1 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Node.js
2 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.94%) MS Office
2 7 (10.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (10.94%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) SNMP
2 2 (3.13%) VoIP
3 1 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (9.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (9.38%) MS Access
3 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (7.81%) Data Mining
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 19 (29.69%) Selenium
3 17 (26.56%) JIRA
4 10 (15.63%) JMeter
4 10 (15.63%) LoadRunner
5 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
6 8 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 6 (9.38%) Maven
8 5 (7.81%) Gatling
8 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
8 5 (7.81%) HP UFT
8 5 (7.81%) SilkPerformer
8 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
8 5 (7.81%) The Grinder
8 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
8 5 (7.81%) VisualVM
8 5 (7.81%) YourKit
9 2 (3.13%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.56%) Appium
10 1 (1.56%) RSpec
General
1 5 (7.81%) Retail
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Tester
5 7 (10.94%) QA Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) QA Tester
5 7 (10.94%) Test Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.81%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (6.25%) PHP Developer
8 4 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Data Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Python Developer
9 3 (4.69%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) AngularJS
3 6 (9.38%) HTML
4 5 (7.81%) Hibernate
4 5 (7.81%) Spring
5 4 (6.25%) HTML5
5 4 (6.25%) jQuery
6 3 (4.69%) XML
7 2 (3.13%) CSS
7 2 (3.13%) JSON
8 1 (1.56%) Ajax
8 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.56%) Middleware
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.56%) RESTful
8 1 (1.56%) Sass
8 1 (1.56%) XHTML
8 1 (1.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) PKI
3 2 (3.13%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.56%) PMI
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) Mac OS X
2 5 (7.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) Scrum
3 15 (23.44%) Functional Testing
4 14 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 11 (17.19%) Validation
7 10 (15.63%) BDD
8 9 (14.06%) Data Validation
9 8 (12.50%) TDD
10 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (10.94%) ETL
10 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
10 7 (10.94%) Project Management
11 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Coaching
11 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Test Management
11 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy
12 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
12 5 (7.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
2 17 (26.56%) Java
3 16 (25.00%) Python
4 13 (20.31%) Ruby
4 13 (20.31%) SQL
5 7 (10.94%) C#
5 7 (10.94%) Scala
6 6 (9.38%) C
6 6 (9.38%) Perl
6 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
7 5 (7.81%) CoffeeScript
7 5 (7.81%) PHP
7 5 (7.81%) VBA
7 5 (7.81%) VBScript
8 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) ISEB
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.56%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Oracle
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) AppDynamics
3 5 (7.81%) Dynatrace
3 5 (7.81%) HP
3 5 (7.81%) IBM
3 5 (7.81%) New Relic
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe
4 1 (1.56%) Rally
4 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
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