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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 47 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.06% 4.21% 2.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.00% 50.00% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.72 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -41.81%
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
100 82 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.64% 8.41% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 51 22
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £11.61 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £13.20 £8.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £14.80 £15.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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 3 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 3 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 27 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.75%) Java
3 21 (26.25%) SQL
4 19 (23.75%) TDD
4 19 (23.75%) Open Source
5 18 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (21.25%) Project Management
6 17 (21.25%) Web Services
7 15 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
8 14 (17.50%) MongoDB
9 13 (16.25%) NoSQL
9 13 (16.25%) BDD
9 13 (16.25%) RESTful
9 13 (16.25%) Ruby
9 13 (16.25%) Change Management
10 12 (15.00%) XML
11 11 (13.75%) Oracle
12 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 10 (12.50%) HTML
12 10 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (12.50%) Service Management
12 10 (12.50%) Manual Testing
12 10 (12.50%) Selenium
13 9 (11.25%) HTML5
13 9 (11.25%) Finance
13 9 (11.25%) Windows
14 8 (10.00%) ITIL
14 8 (10.00%) CSS
14 8 (10.00%) .NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 5 (6.25%) Node.js
2 4 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.25%) nginx
4 1 (1.25%) Lync
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) BGP
2 3 (3.75%) EIGRP
2 3 (3.75%) DMZ
2 3 (3.75%) LAN
2 3 (3.75%) WLAN
2 3 (3.75%) WAN
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (3.75%) DMVPN
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (3.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.50%) Junos
3 2 (2.50%) GPRS
3 2 (2.50%) DNS
3 2 (2.50%) MPLS
3 2 (2.50%) OSPF
3 2 (2.50%) RSVP
4 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) MongoDB
2 13 (16.25%) NoSQL
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.25%) Redis
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
2 10 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (12.50%) Selenium
3 8 (10.00%) WATIR
3 8 (10.00%) Sahi
4 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.00%) JProfiler
6 4 (5.00%) Hudson
6 4 (5.00%) Capybara
6 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.00%) Subversion
6 4 (5.00%) JUnit
6 4 (5.00%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.00%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.25%) Toad
7 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.25%) Maven
7 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Tester
2 15 (18.75%) Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) Developer
4 7 (8.75%) QA Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.50%) QA Tester
6 5 (6.25%) IT Trainer
6 5 (6.25%) Trainer
6 5 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Ruby Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Head of Testing
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Web Tester
8 3 (3.75%) Web Tester
8 3 (3.75%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior QA Tester
8 3 (3.75%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) Web Services
2 13 (16.25%) RESTful
3 12 (15.00%) XML
4 10 (12.50%) HTML
5 9 (11.25%) HTML5
6 8 (10.00%) .NET
6 8 (10.00%) CSS
7 7 (8.75%) Sass
8 5 (6.25%) jQuery
9 4 (5.00%) GWT
9 4 (5.00%) Vaadin
9 4 (5.00%) Apache Jena
9 4 (5.00%) SOAP
9 4 (5.00%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.00%) Spring
9 4 (5.00%) Ajax
9 4 (5.00%) Sinatra
9 4 (5.00%) CSS3
9 4 (5.00%) D3.js
10 3 (3.75%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Open Source
2 5 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.00%) Ontologies
3 4 (5.00%) Chemistry
3 4 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.50%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) CMDB
5 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.50%) UNIX
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.75%) TDD
3 18 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (21.25%) Project Management
5 15 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 13 (16.25%) BDD
6 13 (16.25%) Change Management
7 10 (12.50%) Service Management
7 10 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.00%) ITIL
9 7 (8.75%) Migration
9 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
9 7 (8.75%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
9 7 (8.75%) Release Management
9 7 (8.75%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (7.50%) Performance Management
10 6 (7.50%) Change Control
10 6 (7.50%) Capacity Management
10 6 (7.50%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) Java
2 21 (26.25%) SQL
3 13 (16.25%) Ruby
4 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.00%) SPARQL
6 3 (3.75%) Lisp
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.50%) VBScript
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) Perl
8 1 (1.25%) C#
8 1 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.25%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) VB6
8 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) CCNP
1 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 5 (6.25%) VCP4
2 4 (5.00%) Degree
3 3 (3.75%) CCDP
4 2 (2.50%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) JNCIP
4 2 (2.50%) JNCIE
4 2 (2.50%) CCIE
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.75%) Firmware
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.25%) UAG
3 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Graylog
2 3 (3.75%) OPNET
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) SCCM
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Oracle
2 6 (7.50%) Cisco
3 5 (6.25%) HP
3 5 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (5.00%) Akamai
4 4 (5.00%) New Relic
5 3 (3.75%) TippingPoint
5 3 (3.75%) F5
5 3 (3.75%) BMC
5 3 (3.75%) Motorola
5 3 (3.75%) Remedy
5 3 (3.75%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.50%) Juniper
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.25%) Polycom
7 1 (1.25%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.25%) Percona
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