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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 36 64 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.48% 4.08% 5.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.03% 36.16% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 55 54
Median daily rate £385 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £269 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.34% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-60.40% +91.02%
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
124 177 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.56% 11.27% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 140 97
Median daily rate £400 £330 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £521 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -1.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) Scrum
3 14 (22.58%) SQL
4 12 (19.35%) Selenium
5 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
5 11 (17.74%) High Availability
6 10 (16.13%) Functional Testing
6 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.13%) .NET
6 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 9 (14.52%) Validation
7 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (14.52%) Data Validation
7 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (12.90%) BDD
8 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (12.90%) Workflow
8 8 (12.90%) JIRA
8 8 (12.90%) Marketing
8 8 (12.90%) MS Visio
8 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
8 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
9 7 (11.29%) Python
9 7 (11.29%) Java
9 7 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
9 7 (11.29%) Oracle
9 7 (11.29%) MS Project
9 7 (11.29%) MS Office
9 7 (11.29%) N-Tier

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 7 (11.29%) CMS
1 7 (11.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
1 8 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 7 (11.29%) MS Office
2 7 (11.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (11.29%) MS Project
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (9.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (9.68%) MS Access
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (8.06%) Data Mining
5 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Selenium
2 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.90%) JIRA
4 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.84%) Maven
6 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.23%) Gatling
7 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.23%) JMeter
7 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.23%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.23%) The Grinder
7 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.23%) VisualVM
7 2 (3.23%) YourKit
7 2 (3.23%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.61%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.61%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (12.90%) Marketing
2 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Sitecore Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.68%) QA Tester
5 6 (9.68%) Tester
6 5 (8.06%) QA Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.84%) CRM Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Development Specialist
8 3 (4.84%) Head of Development
8 3 (4.84%) Programmer
8 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.68%) HTML
4 4 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.45%) HTML5
4 4 (6.45%) jQuery
5 3 (4.84%) XML
6 2 (3.23%) CSS
6 2 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.23%) JSON
6 2 (3.23%) Spring
7 1 (1.61%) Ajax
7 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.61%) Middleware
7 1 (1.61%) Node.js
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.61%) RESTful
7 1 (1.61%) Sass
7 1 (1.61%) XHTML
7 1 (1.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.29%) N-Tier
2 7 (11.29%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.23%) NHS
3 2 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.61%) PMI
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) Scrum
3 11 (17.74%) High Availability
4 10 (16.13%) Functional Testing
5 9 (14.52%) Data Validation
5 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (14.52%) Validation
6 8 (12.90%) BDD
6 8 (12.90%) Workflow
7 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (11.29%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.29%) Project Management
7 7 (11.29%) TDD
8 6 (9.68%) Coaching
8 6 (9.68%) ETL
8 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Test Management
9 5 (8.06%) Kanban
9 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) SQL
2 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.29%) Java
3 7 (11.29%) Python
4 5 (8.06%) PHP
5 4 (6.45%) Ruby
5 4 (6.45%) Scala
6 2 (3.23%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (3.23%) VBA
6 2 (3.23%) VBScript
7 1 (1.61%) C#
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) ISEB
2 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.61%) MCAD
6 1 (1.61%) MCSD
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.23%) AppDynamics
3 2 (3.23%) Dynatrace
3 2 (3.23%) IBM
3 2 (3.23%) New Relic
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe
4 1 (1.61%) Rally
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