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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 38 55 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.34% 3.44% 2.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.93% 26.32% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 41 25
Median daily rate £433 £342 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.46% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £270 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £650 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
112 209 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 9.85% 13.06% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 157 83
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £597 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £12.25 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Selenium
3 18 (29.51%) Java
4 16 (26.23%) Automation Testing
5 15 (24.59%) User Stories
5 15 (24.59%) Cucumber
5 15 (24.59%) Automated Testing
6 14 (22.95%) Scrum
6 14 (22.95%) Scala
6 14 (22.95%) Test Automation
7 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
8 11 (18.03%) TDD
8 11 (18.03%) WebDriver
8 11 (18.03%) SoapUI
8 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
9 10 (16.39%) Usability Testing
9 10 (16.39%) Performance Testing
9 10 (16.39%) JIRA
9 10 (16.39%) SQL
9 10 (16.39%) E-Commerce
10 9 (14.75%) .NET
10 9 (14.75%) JUnit
10 9 (14.75%) Web Services
10 9 (14.75%) BDD
10 9 (14.75%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (14.75%) Gherkin
11 8 (13.11%) Defect Management
11 8 (13.11%) Visualisation
11 8 (13.11%) Security Testing
11 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing

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 (11.48%) CMS
2 6 (9.84%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (6.56%) Mule
3 4 (6.56%) Mule ESB
4 2 (3.28%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Network Security
2 2 (3.28%) DHCP
2 2 (3.28%) DNS
2 2 (3.28%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) DB2
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (39.34%) Selenium
2 15 (24.59%) Cucumber
3 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
3 11 (18.03%) SoapUI
3 11 (18.03%) WebDriver
4 10 (16.39%) JIRA
5 9 (14.75%) JUnit
6 7 (11.48%) RSpec
7 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.56%) JMeter
8 4 (6.56%) Subversion
8 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.92%) Zephyr
10 2 (3.28%) Appium
10 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.28%) Maven
10 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.64%) NUnit
General
1 8 (13.11%) Games
1 8 (13.11%) Marketing
2 7 (11.48%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Publishing
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Test Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) Tester
3 11 (18.03%) Developer
3 11 (18.03%) QA Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) QA Test Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Automation Tester
4 9 (14.75%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Quality Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Sitecore Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Java Automation Tester
7 5 (8.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (8.20%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (6.56%) Architect
8 4 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Integration Developer
9 3 (4.92%) MuleSoft Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Programmer
9 3 (4.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
1 9 (14.75%) Gherkin
1 9 (14.75%) Web Services
2 8 (13.11%) JSON
3 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.84%) SOAP
4 5 (8.20%) REST
4 5 (8.20%) RESTful
5 4 (6.56%) Middleware
5 4 (6.56%) XML
6 3 (4.92%) EJB
6 3 (4.92%) J2EE
6 3 (4.92%) JMS
6 3 (4.92%) Servlets
7 2 (3.28%) HTML
7 2 (3.28%) Spring
8 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.64%) Ajax
8 1 (1.64%) Node.js
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Visualisation
2 6 (9.84%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Unix
2 6 (9.84%) Linux
3 4 (6.56%) Windows
4 2 (3.28%) CentOS
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.23%) Automation Testing
3 15 (24.59%) Automated Testing
3 15 (24.59%) User Stories
4 14 (22.95%) Scrum
4 14 (22.95%) Test Automation
5 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
6 11 (18.03%) TDD
7 10 (16.39%) E-Commerce
7 10 (16.39%) Performance Testing
7 10 (16.39%) Usability Testing
8 9 (14.75%) BDD
8 9 (14.75%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (13.11%) Defect Management
9 8 (13.11%) Security Testing
9 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
9 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (11.48%) Kanban
10 7 (11.48%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) Java
2 14 (22.95%) Scala
3 10 (16.39%) SQL
4 5 (8.20%) Groovy
4 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) C++
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) ISEB
1 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) WCAG
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.84%) Sitecore
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 4 (6.56%) MuleSoft
4 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.28%) Progress
4 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.28%) RightScale
4 2 (3.28%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Telerik
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