The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 113 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.10% 0.056% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.060% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£175 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
QA Engineer
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1826 1662 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 91.94% 92.85% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1210 1101 621
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 64
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
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Vacancies
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QA Engineer
Yorkshire

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (50.00%) WATIR
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Sahi
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) WATIR
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Sahi
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Software Packaging
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware