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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 2.50% 3.13% 4.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 66.67% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£366 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.53% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+72.05% -2.50%
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
15 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 6.25% 4.69% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate £422 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +15.45%

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 28 July 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 -11 3 £315 +5.00% 4
Harrogate - 2 - -
Skipton - 1 £417 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Hudson
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Tester
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Web Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Usability Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C
2 2 (15.38%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat