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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 53 40 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.31% 2.73% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.32% 41.24% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 40
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £268 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% -12.50%
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
112 97 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.00% 6.63% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 57 65
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £736 £550 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 October 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 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 36 £320 -14.66% 17
Bradford 0 6 £200 -33.33% 3
Halifax -8 3 £338 +5.46% 5
Huddersfield - - - -
Brighouse - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 44 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.47%) SQL
3 32 (23.36%) Finance
4 28 (20.44%) Test Scripting
5 25 (18.25%) Scrum
6 24 (17.52%) Java
7 22 (16.06%) ISEB
7 22 (16.06%) TDD
8 19 (13.87%) Test Automation
8 19 (13.87%) User Stories
9 18 (13.14%) C#
10 16 (11.68%) Oracle
10 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
10 16 (11.68%) Selenium
10 16 (11.68%) BDD
11 15 (10.95%) Retail
11 15 (10.95%) .NET
11 15 (10.95%) Project Management
12 14 (10.22%) Banking
13 13 (9.49%) HTML
13 13 (9.49%) PHP
13 13 (9.49%) Cucumber
13 13 (9.49%) Functional Testing
14 12 (8.76%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (8.76%) Web Services
15 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
15 11 (8.03%) Release Management
16 10 (7.30%) Resource Management
16 10 (7.30%) Software Engineering
16 10 (7.30%) Business Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.46%) Node.js
2 1 (0.73%) nginx
2 1 (0.73%) CMS
2 1 (0.73%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.73%) SAS
2 1 (0.73%) Apache
2 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.84%) MS Office
2 5 (3.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Route 53
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.92%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.92%) DVB
2 4 (2.92%) VLAN
3 3 (2.19%) DMVPN
3 3 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.19%) WLAN
3 3 (2.19%) EIGRP
3 3 (2.19%) DMZ
3 3 (2.19%) BGP
4 2 (1.46%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.73%) DNS
5 1 (0.73%) SSL
5 1 (0.73%) DHCP
5 1 (0.73%) ATM
5 1 (0.73%) LDAP
5 1 (0.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.46%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.46%) DB2
4 2 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.46%) MySQL
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.73%) Redis
5 1 (0.73%) SimpleDB
5 1 (0.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.73%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (11.68%) Selenium
2 13 (9.49%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.57%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.84%) JBehave
4 8 (5.84%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.65%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.19%) JIRA
6 3 (2.19%) JUnit
6 3 (2.19%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.46%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.46%) Toad
8 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.73%) NUnit
8 1 (0.73%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (23.36%) Finance
2 15 (10.95%) Retail
3 14 (10.22%) Banking
4 6 (4.38%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.92%) Legal
6 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.73%) Billing
7 1 (0.73%) Publishing
7 1 (0.73%) Back Office
7 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (34.31%) Analyst
2 29 (21.17%) Test Analyst
3 25 (18.25%) Tester
4 16 (11.68%) Developer
5 10 (7.30%) Functional Tester
6 9 (6.57%) Automation Tester
7 8 (5.84%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Manual Tester
9 6 (4.38%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.65%) Service Manager
10 5 (3.65%) Services Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.65%) PMO Analyst
11 4 (2.92%) Trainer
11 4 (2.92%) ScrumMaster
11 4 (2.92%) IT Trainer
12 3 (2.19%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.95%) .NET
2 13 (9.49%) HTML
3 12 (8.76%) Web Services
4 8 (5.84%) XML
5 6 (4.38%) CSS
5 6 (4.38%) HTML5
6 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.19%) jQuery
8 2 (1.46%) Middleware
8 2 (1.46%) SOAP
8 2 (1.46%) XSLT
8 2 (1.46%) WCF
8 2 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.46%) REST
9 1 (0.73%) SPML
9 1 (0.73%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.73%) JPA
9 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.73%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.11%) NHS
3 6 (4.38%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.92%) MPEG
4 4 (2.92%) IPTV
4 4 (2.92%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.19%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.46%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.46%) AS400
6 2 (1.46%) STB
6 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.46%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.46%) User Experience
6 2 (1.46%) iSeries
7 1 (0.73%) Social Media
7 1 (0.73%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.57%) Windows
2 6 (4.38%) Linux
2 6 (4.38%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.92%) UNIX
4 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.19%) Android
5 1 (0.73%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.44%) Test Scripting
3 25 (18.25%) Scrum
4 22 (16.06%) TDD
5 19 (13.87%) Test Automation
5 19 (13.87%) User Stories
6 16 (11.68%) BDD
7 15 (10.95%) Project Management
8 13 (9.49%) Functional Testing
9 11 (8.03%) Release Management
10 10 (7.30%) Resource Management
10 10 (7.30%) Software Engineering
10 10 (7.30%) Business Analysis
10 10 (7.30%) Project Planning
11 9 (6.57%) Software Testing
11 9 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (6.57%) Performance Testing
11 9 (6.57%) Change Control
12 8 (5.84%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.47%) SQL
2 24 (17.52%) Java
3 18 (13.14%) C#
4 13 (9.49%) PHP
5 9 (6.57%) Ruby
5 9 (6.57%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.65%) X++
6 5 (3.65%) C++
7 4 (2.92%) Tcl
7 4 (2.92%) C
7 4 (2.92%) Perl
8 3 (2.19%) Python
8 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.19%) VB
8 3 (2.19%) Lisp
9 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.46%) VB6
10 1 (0.73%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (16.06%) ISEB
2 7 (5.11%) Degree
2 7 (5.11%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.19%) CCNP
4 3 (2.19%) CCDP
5 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) BS25999
3 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.73%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.19%) OPNET
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.73%) Puppet
4 1 (0.73%) Salt
4 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.73%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 16 (11.68%) Oracle
2 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.38%) HP
4 3 (2.19%) F5
4 3 (2.19%) TippingPoint
4 3 (2.19%) Blue Coat
4 3 (2.19%) Cisco
4 3 (2.19%) IBM
4 3 (2.19%) BMC
4 3 (2.19%) Motorola
5 2 (1.46%) Sybase
5 2 (1.46%) JBoss
5 2 (1.46%) Capita
5 2 (1.46%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.73%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.73%) Unica
6 1 (0.73%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.73%) SAP
6 1 (0.73%) Sun
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