The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 2.08% 1.03% 2.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 40.00% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
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£218 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -32.63%
QA
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 North Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 4.58% 2.56% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Average daily rate £218 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in North Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 March 2015. 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 £215 - 9
Harrogate - - - - 6
Middlesbrough - - - -
Skipton - - - - 1
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
1 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) W3C
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Simulink
5 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (11.11%) EntireX

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Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 1 (11.11%) CICS
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (11.11%) Hudson
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) W3C
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
1 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (11.11%) RUP
5 1 (11.11%) DSDM
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) NATURAL
4 1 (11.11%) JCL
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) REXX
4 1 (11.11%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
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