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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 53 47 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.45% 4.35% 3.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.53% 53.41% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 16
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£328 £280 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.96% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.72 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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
107 88 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.98% 8.15% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 50 27
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.79 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.80% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £13.20 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £14.80 £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -4.05%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.76%) Java
3 21 (25.00%) SQL
3 21 (25.00%) TDD
3 21 (25.00%) Open Source
4 20 (23.81%) Project Management
5 19 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (20.24%) Web Services
7 15 (17.86%) Change Management
7 15 (17.86%) Cucumber
7 15 (17.86%) Ruby
8 14 (16.67%) BDD
8 14 (16.67%) MongoDB
8 14 (16.67%) NoSQL
8 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 13 (15.48%) RESTful
9 13 (15.48%) Service Management
10 12 (14.29%) XML
11 11 (13.10%) ITIL
11 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
11 11 (13.10%) Oracle
11 11 (13.10%) Release Management
12 10 (11.90%) Selenium
12 10 (11.90%) Manual Testing
12 10 (11.90%) HTML5
12 10 (11.90%) .NET
12 10 (11.90%) HTML
12 10 (11.90%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (10.71%) SLA
13 9 (10.71%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (7.14%) Node.js
2 5 (5.95%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.19%) nginx
4 1 (1.19%) Lync
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) Route 53
1 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) BGP
2 3 (3.57%) EIGRP
2 3 (3.57%) RSVP
2 3 (3.57%) DMZ
2 3 (3.57%) MPLS
2 3 (3.57%) OSPF
2 3 (3.57%) LAN
2 3 (3.57%) WLAN
2 3 (3.57%) WAN
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (3.57%) Junos
2 3 (3.57%) DMVPN
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.38%) GPRS
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (1.19%) SAN
4 1 (1.19%) ISDN
4 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 14 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.38%) Redis
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Cucumber
2 10 (11.90%) Selenium
2 10 (11.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (9.52%) Sahi
3 8 (9.52%) WATIR
4 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.95%) Capybara
6 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
6 5 (5.95%) IntelliJ
7 4 (4.76%) JUnit
7 4 (4.76%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.76%) Subversion
7 4 (4.76%) JProfiler
7 4 (4.76%) Hudson
8 2 (2.38%) Maven
9 1 (1.19%) JIRA
9 1 (1.19%) Toad
9 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Law
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Tester
1 16 (19.05%) Analyst
2 15 (17.86%) Developer
3 11 (13.10%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 6 (7.14%) Ruby Developer
6 5 (5.95%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Head of Testing
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Web Tester
8 3 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Senior QA Tester
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Tester
8 3 (3.57%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) Web Services
2 13 (15.48%) RESTful
3 12 (14.29%) XML
4 10 (11.90%) HTML5
4 10 (11.90%) HTML
4 10 (11.90%) .NET
5 9 (10.71%) CSS
6 8 (9.52%) Sass
7 5 (5.95%) jQuery
7 5 (5.95%) Sinatra
7 5 (5.95%) CSS3
8 4 (4.76%) D3.js
8 4 (4.76%) SOAP
8 4 (4.76%) Hibernate
8 4 (4.76%) Spring
8 4 (4.76%) Ajax
8 4 (4.76%) GWT
8 4 (4.76%) Vaadin
8 4 (4.76%) Apache Jena
9 3 (3.57%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.00%) Open Source
2 5 (5.95%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.76%) Ontologies
3 4 (4.76%) Chemistry
3 4 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.38%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.00%) TDD
3 20 (23.81%) Project Management
4 19 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (17.86%) Change Management
6 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 14 (16.67%) BDD
7 13 (15.48%) Service Management
8 11 (13.10%) ITIL
8 11 (13.10%) Release Management
9 10 (11.90%) Manual Testing
10 9 (10.71%) Incident Management
10 9 (10.71%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.71%) Business Analysis
10 9 (10.71%) ITSM
11 8 (9.52%) Automated Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Performance Management
11 8 (9.52%) Capacity Management
12 7 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
12 7 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) Java
2 21 (25.00%) SQL
3 15 (17.86%) Ruby
4 11 (13.10%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.76%) SPARQL
6 3 (3.57%) Lisp
6 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.38%) VB6
7 2 (2.38%) PHP
7 2 (2.38%) C#
7 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.38%) VBScript
7 2 (2.38%) VB
7 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.38%) ABAP
8 1 (1.19%) Python
8 1 (1.19%) C++
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
8 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) CCNP
1 6 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.95%) Degree
3 3 (3.57%) BC Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) JNCIP
3 3 (3.57%) JNCIE
3 3 (3.57%) CCDP
3 3 (3.57%) CCIE
4 2 (2.38%) ISEB
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) HL7
2 1 (1.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.57%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.19%) UAG
3 1 (1.19%) Docker
3 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Graylog
2 3 (3.57%) OPNET
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.38%) OpenView
3 2 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Salt
4 1 (1.19%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) SCOM
4 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Oracle
2 7 (8.33%) Cisco
3 6 (7.14%) HP
3 6 (7.14%) VMware
4 5 (5.95%) Akamai
4 5 (5.95%) New Relic
5 4 (4.76%) Remedy
6 3 (3.57%) TippingPoint
6 3 (3.57%) F5
6 3 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 3 (3.57%) Juniper
6 3 (3.57%) BMC
6 3 (3.57%) Motorola
6 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.38%) SAP
8 1 (1.19%) Polycom
8 1 (1.19%) Tandberg
8 1 (1.19%) Percona
8 1 (1.19%) SaltStack
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