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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 40 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 50 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.95% 3.76% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.50% 48.10% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 11
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£363 £320 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -22.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £277 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £50.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.00% +270.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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
80 79 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.72% 7.82% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 53 30
Average daily rate £350 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £277 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £748 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £50.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.00% +270.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 August 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 August 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 48 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.56%) SQL
2 22 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.56%) Project Management
2 22 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (18.69%) BDD
4 19 (17.76%) TDD
4 19 (17.76%) Scrum
4 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
5 18 (16.82%) Business Analysis
6 17 (15.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (14.95%) Manual Testing
8 14 (13.08%) Selenium
8 14 (13.08%) ITIL
8 14 (13.08%) Finance
9 13 (12.15%) Oracle
9 13 (12.15%) Java
10 11 (10.28%) NUnit
10 11 (10.28%) Test Scripting
10 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
10 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
10 11 (10.28%) Test Strategy
10 11 (10.28%) Automation Testing
11 10 (9.35%) SDLC
11 10 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (9.35%) Kanban
11 10 (9.35%) Cucumber
11 10 (9.35%) T-SQL
11 10 (9.35%) Data Modelling
11 10 (9.35%) Change Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) BGP
1 2 (1.87%) DMZ
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) MPLS
2 1 (0.93%) OSPF
2 1 (0.93%) DNS
2 1 (0.93%) SAN
2 1 (0.93%) EIGRP
2 1 (0.93%) RSVP
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.93%) Network Security
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.93%) Junos
2 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.61%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.80%) MySQL
7 3 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.93%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.93%) DataStage
8 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.93%) Redis
8 1 (0.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (13.08%) Selenium
2 11 (10.28%) NUnit
3 10 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (9.35%) Cucumber
4 9 (8.41%) SpecFlow
5 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.74%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.87%) AdminStudio
8 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.87%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.87%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.87%) Maven
8 2 (1.87%) JIRA
8 2 (1.87%) Capybara
8 2 (1.87%) Appium
9 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.93%) Calabash
9 1 (0.93%) FitNesse
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Retail
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (28.04%) Analyst
2 20 (18.69%) Developer
3 14 (13.08%) Test Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Tester
5 9 (8.41%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.54%) Test Manager
6 7 (6.54%) Database Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.74%) PHP Developer
7 4 (3.74%) QA Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Test Leader
7 4 (3.74%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) QA Specialist
8 3 (2.80%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) Agile Tester
8 3 (2.80%) Senior PHP Developer
8 3 (2.80%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) QA Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) .NET
1 9 (8.41%) XML
2 7 (6.54%) Web Services
3 6 (5.61%) HTML5
3 6 (5.61%) HTML
4 5 (4.67%) RESTful
4 5 (4.67%) CSS
4 5 (4.67%) Sass
5 4 (3.74%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.87%) CSS3
6 2 (1.87%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.87%) Sinatra
6 2 (1.87%) ADO
7 1 (0.93%) J2EE
7 1 (0.93%) XSD
7 1 (0.93%) WSDL
7 1 (0.93%) JSON
7 1 (0.93%) REST
7 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) NHS
2 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.87%) GIS
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Equities
4 1 (0.93%) IVR
4 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.93%) DataPower
4 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.67%) Windows
2 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.87%) UNIX
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.93%) Solaris
3 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.93%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.56%) Project Management
2 22 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (18.69%) BDD
4 19 (17.76%) TDD
4 19 (17.76%) Scrum
5 18 (16.82%) Business Analysis
6 17 (15.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (14.95%) Manual Testing
8 14 (13.08%) ITIL
9 11 (10.28%) Test Automation
9 11 (10.28%) Test Scripting
9 11 (10.28%) Test Strategy
9 11 (10.28%) Automation Testing
10 10 (9.35%) SDLC
10 10 (9.35%) Kanban
10 10 (9.35%) Data Modelling
10 10 (9.35%) Change Management
11 9 (8.41%) Service Management
11 9 (8.41%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) SQL
2 13 (12.15%) Java
3 10 (9.35%) T-SQL
4 8 (7.48%) C#
5 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.74%) PHP
7 4 (3.74%) Ruby
8 2 (1.87%) VB
8 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.87%) ABAP
8 2 (1.87%) VB6
9 1 (0.93%) Groovy
9 1 (0.93%) Scala
9 1 (0.93%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.41%) ISEB
3 5 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.74%) Degree
5 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.93%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.93%) MCITP
7 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.93%) CCIE
7 1 (0.93%) CCNP
7 1 (0.93%) CCNA
7 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) XenApp
3 1 (0.93%) vSphere
3 1 (0.93%) Docker
3 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) OpenView
2 2 (1.87%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.87%) Graylog
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.15%) Oracle
3 6 (5.61%) HP
3 6 (5.61%) VMware
4 3 (2.80%) Cisco
5 2 (1.87%) IBM
5 2 (1.87%) SAP
5 2 (1.87%) Citrix
5 2 (1.87%) Akamai
5 2 (1.87%) New Relic
6 1 (0.93%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.93%) F5
6 1 (0.93%) Brocade
6 1 (0.93%) TippingPoint
6 1 (0.93%) Juniper
6 1 (0.93%) NetApp
6 1 (0.93%) Remedy
6 1 (0.93%) Progress
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