The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 42 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing QA 74 61 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.26% 3.65% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.67% 49.19% 41.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 48 24
Average daily rate
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£385 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £50.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.00% +270.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
120 124 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 5.29% 7.42% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 74 55
Average daily rate £385 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £673 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £10.75 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -16 49 £359 +12.10% 15
Bradford +1 19 £413 +65.00% 4
Halifax 0 4 £405 -1.21% 1
Huddersfield - 1 £400 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 57 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.39%) SQL
3 30 (19.74%) SQL Server
3 30 (19.74%) Finance
4 28 (18.42%) Project Management
4 28 (18.42%) TDD
5 23 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (15.13%) Java
5 23 (15.13%) JavaScript
5 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
6 22 (14.47%) CSS
6 22 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (13.82%) Business Analysis
8 20 (13.16%) BDD
9 19 (12.50%) Cucumber
9 19 (12.50%) Scrum
10 18 (11.84%) T-SQL
10 18 (11.84%) VMware
10 18 (11.84%) Open Source
11 17 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (11.18%) .NET
11 17 (11.18%) XML
11 17 (11.18%) Manual Testing
12 16 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (10.53%) C#
13 15 (9.87%) HTML
13 15 (9.87%) ITIL
13 15 (9.87%) HTML5
14 14 (9.21%) Sass
14 14 (9.21%) Mentoring

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (7.24%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS Project
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) BGP
1 2 (1.32%) DMZ
2 1 (0.66%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) MPLS
2 1 (0.66%) OSPF
2 1 (0.66%) DNS
2 1 (0.66%) SAN
2 1 (0.66%) EIGRP
2 1 (0.66%) RSVP
2 1 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.66%) Network Security
2 1 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.66%) Junos
2 1 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.29%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.97%) MySQL
8 3 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.32%) DataStage
9 2 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.66%) Redis
10 1 (0.66%) Big Data
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.66%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 19 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 14 (9.21%) Selenium
2 14 (9.21%) TeamCity
3 13 (8.55%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.24%) IntelliJ
4 11 (7.24%) NUnit
4 11 (7.24%) Capybara
5 10 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (5.92%) SpecFlow
7 7 (4.61%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.63%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.97%) JMeter
10 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.32%) AdminStudio
10 2 (1.32%) Maven
10 2 (1.32%) JIRA
10 2 (1.32%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.32%) Appium
11 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.66%) Calabash
General
1 30 (19.74%) Finance
2 9 (5.92%) Banking
3 7 (4.61%) Retail
4 4 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.66%) Publishing
7 1 (0.66%) Law
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (30.26%) Analyst
2 29 (19.08%) Developer
3 23 (15.13%) Test Analyst
4 16 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 11 (7.24%) Ruby Developer
6 10 (6.58%) Tester
7 8 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 7 (4.61%) Database Developer
9 5 (3.29%) Technical Leader
10 4 (2.63%) Implementation Manager
10 4 (2.63%) Financial Business Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) QA Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) PHP Developer
10 4 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.63%) Test Leader
10 4 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) QA Specialist
11 3 (1.97%) Agile Tester
11 3 (1.97%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.47%) CSS
2 17 (11.18%) .NET
2 17 (11.18%) XML
3 15 (9.87%) HTML5
3 15 (9.87%) HTML
4 14 (9.21%) Sass
5 11 (7.24%) CSS3
5 11 (7.24%) Sinatra
6 10 (6.58%) Web Services
7 8 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.29%) Application Packaging
8 5 (3.29%) RESTful
9 4 (2.63%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.32%) ADO
11 1 (0.66%) J2EE
11 1 (0.66%) SOAP
11 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.66%) jQuery
11 1 (0.66%) REST
11 1 (0.66%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.29%) NHS
2 3 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.97%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.32%) GIS
3 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.66%) Clustering
4 1 (0.66%) Equities
4 1 (0.66%) IVR
4 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.66%) DataPower
4 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.26%) Windows
2 5 (3.29%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.63%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.32%) UNIX
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.66%) Solaris
5 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.66%) Android
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.42%) TDD
2 28 (18.42%) Project Management
3 23 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (13.82%) Business Analysis
6 20 (13.16%) BDD
7 19 (12.50%) Scrum
8 18 (11.84%) Open Source
9 17 (11.18%) Manual Testing
9 17 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (9.87%) ITIL
11 14 (9.21%) Mentoring
12 13 (8.55%) E-Commerce
13 12 (7.89%) Test Scripting
13 12 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 12 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (7.24%) Test Strategy
14 11 (7.24%) Responsive Web Design
14 11 (7.24%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.39%) SQL
2 23 (15.13%) Java
2 23 (15.13%) JavaScript
3 18 (11.84%) T-SQL
4 16 (10.53%) C#
5 13 (8.55%) Ruby
6 7 (4.61%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.63%) PHP
8 2 (1.32%) VB
8 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.32%) ABAP
8 2 (1.32%) VB6
9 1 (0.66%) Groovy
9 1 (0.66%) Scala
9 1 (0.66%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 13 (8.55%) Degree
2 11 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.24%) ISEB
3 5 (3.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.66%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.66%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.66%) MCITP
5 1 (0.66%) HNC
5 1 (0.66%) CCIE
5 1 (0.66%) CCNP
5 1 (0.66%) CCNA
5 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) HL7
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.32%) XenApp
3 1 (0.66%) vSphere
3 1 (0.66%) Docker
3 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (7.24%) Graylog
2 3 (1.97%) OpenView
2 3 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.32%) SCCM
4 1 (0.66%) Puppet
4 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.66%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.84%) VMware
3 13 (8.55%) Oracle
4 11 (7.24%) Akamai
4 11 (7.24%) New Relic
5 6 (3.95%) HP
6 5 (3.29%) SAP
7 3 (1.97%) Cisco
7 3 (1.97%) IBM
8 2 (1.32%) Citrix
9 1 (0.66%) Juniper
9 1 (0.66%) NetApp
9 1 (0.66%) iSOFT
9 1 (0.66%) Remedy
9 1 (0.66%) Progress
9 1 (0.66%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.66%) F5
9 1 (0.66%) Brocade
9 1 (0.66%) TippingPoint
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
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Posted: 2 days ago
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TRG
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Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 27 days ago