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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 7 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 3.06% 3.53% 5.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.85% 60.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate
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£308 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £330 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £330 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.45 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-32.75% -
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
13 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 5.68% 5.88% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 9
Average daily rate £308 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.75% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £330 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £488 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -16.66%

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 12 September 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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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 +10 6 £308 - 8
Harrogate - - - - 1
Middlesbrough - - - - 1
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Android
3 3 (25.00%) Open Source
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Hudson
3 3 (25.00%) REST
3 3 (25.00%) Spring Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Subversion
3 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (25.00%) Maven
3 3 (25.00%) Ajax
3 3 (25.00%) Spring MVC
3 3 (25.00%) Apache Flex
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) MVC
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (25.00%) Android Development
4 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring

QA
Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (8.33%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
1 2 (16.67%) PABX
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
1 3 (25.00%) Maven
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
1 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (25.00%) Hudson
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Communications Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
1 3 (25.00%) Ajax
1 3 (25.00%) Spring MVC
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Flex
1 3 (25.00%) HTML5
1 3 (25.00%) REST
1 3 (25.00%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) BDD
2 3 (25.00%) Android Development
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) MVC
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) QMS
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft