The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North Yorkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 3.63% 3.45% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.33% 55.56% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
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£313 £330 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.25% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 6.22% 6.21% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate £313 £330 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +23.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £463 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
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Yorkshire

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the North Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the North Yorkshire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the North Yorkshire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in North Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
York +7 3 £300 - 1
Harrogate - - - - 2
Middlesbrough - - - -
QA
Yorkshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) Ajax
2 3 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 3 (33.33%) Apache Flex
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Android
2 3 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (33.33%) HTML5
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) Hudson
2 3 (33.33%) REST
2 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (33.33%) Android Development
2 3 (33.33%) Spring Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (22.22%) Digital Media

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Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) AutoCAD
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) PABX
1 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) Hudson
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Communications Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 3 (33.33%) Spring
1 3 (33.33%) Ajax
1 3 (33.33%) Spring MVC
1 3 (33.33%) Apache Flex
1 3 (33.33%) HTML5
1 3 (33.33%) REST
1 3 (33.33%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Open Source
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Media
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) MVC
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) TDD
1 3 (33.33%) BDD
1 3 (33.33%) Android Development
2 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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