The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 1 August 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 West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 70 35 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 4.19% 2.31% 2.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.91% 35.71% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 11 29
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£320 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £238 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £400 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+270.37% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
123 98 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.37% 6.48% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 50 44
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +15.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.90 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £17.10 £17.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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Yorkshire

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

QA
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 within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Leeds +32 49 £320 +42.22% 14
Bradford +9 10 £275 +15.78% 1
Halifax -4 7 £395 +5.33% 3
Huddersfield - - - -
Brighouse - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - -
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Yorkshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 43 (31.85%) SQL
2 35 (25.93%) Scrum
3 29 (21.48%) TDD
3 29 (21.48%) Test Scripting
4 28 (20.74%) Finance
4 28 (20.74%) Java
5 26 (19.26%) C#
5 26 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (19.26%) User Stories
6 23 (17.04%) BDD
6 23 (17.04%) .NET
7 21 (15.56%) SQL Server
8 20 (14.81%) ISEB
9 18 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
11 15 (11.11%) Project Management
11 15 (11.11%) Test Automation
12 14 (10.37%) Selenium
12 14 (10.37%) Oracle
13 13 (9.63%) PHP
14 12 (8.89%) Banking
14 12 (8.89%) Release Management
14 12 (8.89%) HTML
14 12 (8.89%) Windows
14 12 (8.89%) Cucumber
15 11 (8.15%) Change Control
15 11 (8.15%) Web Services
15 11 (8.15%) Resource Management
15 11 (8.15%) Retail
16 10 (7.41%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 4 (2.96%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.74%) Node.js
3 1 (0.74%) Lync
3 1 (0.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.74%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (5.19%) MS Office
2 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.96%) VLAN
2 4 (2.96%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.96%) SAN
2 4 (2.96%) DVB
3 2 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.48%) WLAN
3 2 (1.48%) EIGRP
3 2 (1.48%) DMZ
3 2 (1.48%) BGP
3 2 (1.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.48%) DMVPN
3 2 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.74%) Intranet
4 1 (0.74%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) DB2
6 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.37%) Selenium
2 12 (8.89%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.93%) SoapUI
3 8 (5.93%) JBehave
3 8 (5.93%) WebDriver
4 7 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.22%) JUnit
6 2 (1.48%) JIRA
6 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.74%) WebSpeed
7 1 (0.74%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.74%) NUnit
7 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (20.74%) Finance
2 12 (8.89%) Banking
3 11 (8.15%) Retail
4 4 (2.96%) Legal
5 3 (2.22%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
7 1 (0.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (28.89%) Analyst
2 30 (22.22%) Tester
3 22 (16.30%) Test Analyst
4 21 (15.56%) Developer
5 17 (12.59%) Functional Tester
6 13 (9.63%) Manual Tester
7 8 (5.93%) SQL DBA
7 8 (5.93%) DBA
7 8 (5.93%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Automation Tester
8 7 (5.19%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.44%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (3.70%) Service Manager
10 5 (3.70%) Services Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
11 4 (2.96%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.04%) .NET
2 12 (8.89%) HTML
3 11 (8.15%) Web Services
4 7 (5.19%) HTML5
5 5 (3.70%) XML
5 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.70%) CSS
5 5 (3.70%) jQuery
6 3 (2.22%) WCF
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.48%) Middleware
8 1 (0.74%) REST
8 1 (0.74%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.74%) XSLT
8 1 (0.74%) ADO
8 1 (0.74%) J2EE
8 1 (0.74%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.93%) NHS
3 7 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.96%) IPTV
6 4 (2.96%) Clustering
6 4 (2.96%) MPEG
6 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.96%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.48%) iSeries
7 2 (1.48%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.48%) STB
7 2 (1.48%) AS400
8 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.74%) Open Source
8 1 (0.74%) Social Media
8 1 (0.74%) PMI
8 1 (0.74%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.74%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.89%) Windows
2 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
2 4 (2.96%) Linux
3 2 (1.48%) Android
3 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.74%) UNIX
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.93%) Scrum
2 29 (21.48%) TDD
2 29 (21.48%) Test Scripting
3 26 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (19.26%) User Stories
4 23 (17.04%) BDD
5 15 (11.11%) Project Management
5 15 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.89%) Release Management
7 11 (8.15%) Change Control
7 11 (8.15%) Resource Management
8 10 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.67%) Unit Testing
10 8 (5.93%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.93%) Business Analysis
10 8 (5.93%) Software Testing
10 8 (5.93%) Service Management
10 8 (5.93%) Validation
10 8 (5.93%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.85%) SQL
2 28 (20.74%) Java
3 26 (19.26%) C#
4 13 (9.63%) PHP
5 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.93%) Ruby
7 7 (5.19%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.70%) X++
9 4 (2.96%) C
9 4 (2.96%) C++
9 4 (2.96%) Perl
9 4 (2.96%) Tcl
10 3 (2.22%) VB
10 3 (2.22%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.48%) VB6
11 2 (1.48%) Python
11 2 (1.48%) Lisp
12 1 (0.74%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 20 (14.81%) ISEB
2 6 (4.44%) Degree
3 5 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) CCNP
5 2 (1.48%) CCDP
5 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MCSE
6 1 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) BS25999
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.48%) OPNET
2 2 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.37%) Oracle
3 4 (2.96%) HP
4 3 (2.22%) SAP
4 3 (2.22%) Unica
4 3 (2.22%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.48%) TippingPoint
5 2 (1.48%) Capita
5 2 (1.48%) Endeca
5 2 (1.48%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.48%) BMC
5 2 (1.48%) Motorola
5 2 (1.48%) Cisco
5 2 (1.48%) LexisNexis
5 2 (1.48%) F5
6 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.74%) IBM
6 1 (0.74%) Sybase
6 1 (0.74%) JBoss
6 1 (0.74%) Progress
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day 6 months initially
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago