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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 46 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing QA 55 57 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.26% 3.68% 1.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.67% 59.38% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £344 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +1.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £379 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -9.83%
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
113 96 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 6.69% 6.20% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 42
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £252 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £8.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £14.10 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -25.43%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -11 31 £275 -24.13% 21
Bradford +9 16 £323 - 4
Halifax -8 2 £450 +40.62% 4
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - - 1
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (26.32%) SQL
2 27 (23.68%) Finance
3 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (16.67%) Oracle
5 17 (14.91%) Java
5 17 (14.91%) Web Services
6 14 (12.28%) Project Management
7 13 (11.40%) ISEB
7 13 (11.40%) HTML
8 12 (10.53%) XML
8 12 (10.53%) Change Management
8 12 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 11 (9.65%) Retail
9 11 (9.65%) Migration
9 11 (9.65%) CSS
9 11 (9.65%) Windows
10 10 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.77%) Test Scripting
10 10 (8.77%) RESTful
11 9 (7.89%) Manual Testing
11 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
11 9 (7.89%) Service Management
11 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
11 9 (7.89%) HP
12 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
12 8 (7.02%) ITIL
12 8 (7.02%) PRINCE2
12 8 (7.02%) SOAP
12 8 (7.02%) Android
12 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.75%) Apache
1 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.75%) nginx
1 2 (1.75%) Node.js
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.88%) Lync
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) SAS
2 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) MS Office
2 4 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.75%) MS Project
4 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.75%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.75%) Route 53
2 1 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) BGP
2 4 (3.51%) EIGRP
2 4 (3.51%) DMZ
2 4 (3.51%) WLAN
2 4 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (3.51%) DMVPN
2 4 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (2.63%) WAN
3 3 (2.63%) DNS
3 3 (2.63%) LAN
4 2 (1.75%) GPRS
4 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.75%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.88%) Junos
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.88%) RSVP
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
1 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.39%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.63%) MySQL
6 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.75%) Redis
6 2 (1.75%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.88%) DB2
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.88%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.26%) Selenium
2 6 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.39%) Cucumber
3 5 (4.39%) Hudson
3 5 (4.39%) SoapUI
3 5 (4.39%) JUnit
3 5 (4.39%) Eclipse
3 5 (4.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (4.39%) Subversion
4 4 (3.51%) JProfiler
5 3 (2.63%) Toad
5 3 (2.63%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.88%) JIRA
6 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.88%) JMeter
6 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.88%) Calabash
6 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
General
1 27 (23.68%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Retail
3 7 (6.14%) Banking
4 5 (4.39%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (35.96%) Analyst
2 24 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) Tester
4 12 (10.53%) Developer
5 11 (9.65%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.14%) Head of Testing
8 6 (5.26%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.39%) Web Tester
9 5 (4.39%) Trainer
9 5 (4.39%) IT Trainer
9 5 (4.39%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.51%) Design Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Network Design Engineer
11 3 (2.63%) Senior QA Tester
11 3 (2.63%) Web Analyst
11 3 (2.63%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 3 (2.63%) Senior Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.91%) Web Services
2 13 (11.40%) HTML
3 12 (10.53%) XML
4 11 (9.65%) CSS
5 10 (8.77%) RESTful
6 8 (7.02%) SOAP
7 7 (6.14%) .NET
8 6 (5.26%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.39%) JSON
9 5 (4.39%) jQuery
9 5 (4.39%) OAuth
9 5 (4.39%) HTML5
9 5 (4.39%) OAuth2
10 4 (3.51%) Apache Jena
10 4 (3.51%) D3.js
10 4 (3.51%) GWT
10 4 (3.51%) Vaadin
10 4 (3.51%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.51%) Spring
10 4 (3.51%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.39%) Open Source
2 5 (4.39%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.51%) Ontologies
3 4 (3.51%) Chemistry
4 3 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.75%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.75%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.65%) Windows
2 8 (7.02%) Android
3 7 (6.14%) UNIX
4 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.51%) Linux
6 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (12.28%) Project Management
3 12 (10.53%) Change Management
3 12 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 11 (9.65%) Migration
5 10 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (8.77%) Test Scripting
6 9 (7.89%) Manual Testing
6 9 (7.89%) Service Management
7 8 (7.02%) ITIL
7 8 (7.02%) PRINCE2
7 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.14%) Workflow
8 7 (6.14%) SOA
8 7 (6.14%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.14%) Release Management
8 7 (6.14%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.32%) SQL
2 17 (14.91%) Java
3 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.14%) Python
5 4 (3.51%) Lisp
5 4 (3.51%) SPARQL
5 4 (3.51%) C#
6 3 (2.63%) PHP
7 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.75%) C++
7 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) ISEB
2 5 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (4.39%) CCNP
3 4 (3.51%) CCDP
3 4 (3.51%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.88%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.88%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) Firmware
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) UAG
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) OPNET
1 4 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.75%) Puppet
3 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.75%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.88%) Salt
4 1 (0.88%) SCCM
4 1 (0.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) Oracle
2 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) HP
3 6 (5.26%) Cisco
4 4 (3.51%) BMC
4 4 (3.51%) Motorola
4 4 (3.51%) Blue Coat
4 4 (3.51%) TippingPoint
4 4 (3.51%) F5
5 2 (1.75%) Remedy
5 2 (1.75%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) Sun
6 1 (0.88%) Sybase
6 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Novell
6 1 (0.88%) Apple
6 1 (0.88%) Informatica
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