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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 42 90 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.06% 4.40% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.19% 37.66% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 70 49
Median daily rate £370 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
149 239 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.30% 11.69% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 175 96
Median daily rate £410 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £133 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £500 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Median hourly rate £11.88 £14.68 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.09% -2.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -33 32 £370 +5.71% 24
Halifax +6 3 £450 +4.65%
Bradford +5 3 £456 +21.66% 5
Huddersfield - 1 - - 2
Wakefield - 1 - - 3
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 51 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.27%) Selenium
3 25 (25.25%) Java
4 23 (23.23%) Scrum
4 23 (23.23%) Cucumber
5 22 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 21 (21.21%) JIRA
7 18 (18.18%) SQL
8 17 (17.17%) Non-Functional Testing
9 16 (16.16%) Functional Testing
9 16 (16.16%) Python
9 16 (16.16%) Validation
9 16 (16.16%) Test Automation
10 15 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (13.13%) Analytics
11 13 (13.13%) IBM
11 13 (13.13%) Oracle
11 13 (13.13%) BDD
11 13 (13.13%) Ruby
12 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.12%) Project Management
13 11 (11.11%) JMeter
13 11 (11.11%) Finance
13 11 (11.11%) LoadRunner
13 11 (11.11%) MS Visio
13 11 (11.11%) WebDriver
13 11 (11.11%) Test Scripting
13 11 (11.11%) Data Validation
13 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
14 10 (10.10%) SQL Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.07%) Confluence
2 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (1.01%) Drupal
4 1 (1.01%) JBoss
4 1 (1.01%) nginx
4 1 (1.01%) Node.js
4 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (8.08%) MS Project
4 7 (7.07%) MS Office
5 1 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) IaaS
2 1 (1.01%) PaaS
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) SNMP
2 1 (1.01%) Network Security
2 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (6.06%) MS Access
3 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (5.05%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.01%) MySQL
6 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (27.27%) Selenium
2 23 (23.23%) Cucumber
3 21 (21.21%) JIRA
4 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 11 (11.11%) JMeter
4 11 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 11 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.08%) Maven
6 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
6 7 (7.07%) SoapUI
6 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
7 6 (6.06%) Gatling
7 6 (6.06%) HP UFT
7 6 (6.06%) SilkPerformer
7 6 (6.06%) The Grinder
7 6 (6.06%) VisualVM
7 6 (6.06%) YourKit
8 3 (3.03%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.02%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Banking
2 7 (7.07%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Legal
3 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Law
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (31.31%) Analyst
2 15 (15.15%) Test Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) Developer
4 10 (10.10%) QA Test Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Test Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 8 (8.08%) Delivery Manager
6 8 (8.08%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Data Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Performance Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Tester
8 6 (6.06%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Performance Test Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Performance Test Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.05%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) .NET
2 8 (8.08%) AngularJS
2 8 (8.08%) HTML
3 6 (6.06%) Hibernate
3 6 (6.06%) HTML5
3 6 (6.06%) Spring
4 5 (5.05%) CSS
4 5 (5.05%) jQuery
5 4 (4.04%) XML
6 2 (2.02%) CSS3
6 2 (2.02%) Flash
6 2 (2.02%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.02%) Open Graph
6 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.02%) Web Services
7 1 (1.01%) LAMP
7 1 (1.01%) Middleware
7 1 (1.01%) Sass
7 1 (1.01%) SOAP
7 1 (1.01%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.07%) Mainframe
3 5 (5.05%) PKI
4 4 (4.04%) NHS
5 2 (2.02%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.01%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.01%) PMI
6 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Linux
2 7 (7.07%) Windows
3 6 (6.06%) MVS
4 5 (5.05%) Mac OS X
4 5 (5.05%) VME
5 2 (2.02%) Unix
6 1 (1.01%) Android
6 1 (1.01%) CentOS
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Solaris
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.23%) Scrum
3 17 (17.17%) Non-Functional Testing
4 16 (16.16%) Functional Testing
4 16 (16.16%) Test Automation
4 16 (16.16%) Validation
5 13 (13.13%) Analytics
5 13 (13.13%) BDD
6 12 (12.12%) Project Management
7 11 (11.11%) Data Validation
7 11 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 9 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 9 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 8 (8.08%) Automation Testing
9 8 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.08%) Integration Testing
9 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.08%) TDD
10 7 (7.07%) Automated Testing
10 7 (7.07%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.25%) Java
2 22 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 18 (18.18%) SQL
4 16 (16.16%) Python
5 13 (13.13%) Ruby
6 10 (10.10%) C#
7 8 (8.08%) Scala
8 6 (6.06%) C
8 6 (6.06%) CoffeeScript
8 6 (6.06%) Perl
8 6 (6.06%) PHP
8 6 (6.06%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.06%) VBA
8 6 (6.06%) VBScript
9 2 (2.02%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.03%) Degree
3 3 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.02%) ISEB
5 1 (1.01%) HNC
5 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) ISO22301
3 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.01%) Nagios
2 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.01%) Opsview
2 1 (1.01%) Puppet
2 1 (1.01%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) IBM
1 13 (13.13%) Oracle
2 12 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.06%) AppDynamics
3 6 (6.06%) Dynatrace
3 6 (6.06%) New Relic
4 5 (5.05%) Fujitsu
4 5 (5.05%) HP
5 3 (3.03%) Adobe
6 2 (2.02%) Facebook
7 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.01%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (1.01%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.01%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.01%) Qualys
7 1 (1.01%) Rally
7 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.01%) SAP
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