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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 82 62 46
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 38 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.04% 2.95% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.34% 37.71% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 50 40
Median daily rate £342 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £262 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £426 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
139 175 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.46% 7.82% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 127 91
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £684
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 4
Median hourly rate £12.25 £11.84 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -61.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £9.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.41 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -12 26 £350 - 10
Halifax +9 5 £342 +1.48% 1
Bradford +8 5 £313 -5.30% 3
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 42 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.09%) Selenium
3 20 (22.47%) Scrum
4 17 (19.10%) Cucumber
4 17 (19.10%) Automation Testing
5 15 (16.85%) Java
5 15 (16.85%) TDD
6 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
6 14 (15.73%) SQL
7 13 (14.61%) .NET
7 13 (14.61%) Finance
7 13 (14.61%) Automated Testing
7 13 (14.61%) WebDriver
8 12 (13.48%) Scala
8 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
8 12 (13.48%) XML
8 12 (13.48%) User Stories
9 11 (12.36%) SoapUI
9 11 (12.36%) High Availability
9 11 (12.36%) ISEB
9 11 (12.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (12.36%) JIRA
10 10 (11.24%) Test Automation
10 10 (11.24%) Unix
10 10 (11.24%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (10.11%) Regression Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Visualisation
11 9 (10.11%) Retail
12 8 (8.99%) Marketing
12 8 (8.99%) BDD

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 (7.87%) CMS
1 7 (7.87%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (3.37%) SAS
3 2 (2.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project
3 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.12%) GitHub
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) Network Security
1 2 (2.25%) VoIP
2 1 (1.12%) DHCP
2 1 (1.12%) DNS
2 1 (1.12%) Firewall
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.25%) DB2
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (28.09%) Selenium
2 17 (19.10%) Cucumber
3 13 (14.61%) WebDriver
4 11 (12.36%) JIRA
4 11 (12.36%) SoapUI
5 8 (8.99%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.74%) JUnit
8 5 (5.62%) JMeter
8 5 (5.62%) LoadRunner
8 5 (5.62%) Maven
8 5 (5.62%) RSpec
9 4 (4.49%) Subversion
9 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.37%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.37%) Zephyr
11 2 (2.25%) Appium
11 2 (2.25%) VisualVM
11 2 (2.25%) YourKit
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Retail
3 8 (8.99%) Marketing
4 7 (7.87%) Games
5 6 (6.74%) Banking
6 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Analyst
2 16 (17.98%) Test Analyst
3 15 (16.85%) Developer
4 11 (12.36%) Test Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Tester
5 9 (10.11%) QA Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) QA Test Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) QA Tester
6 7 (7.87%) Sitecore Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Manual Test Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.49%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Architect
9 3 (3.37%) Programmer
9 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.61%) .NET
2 12 (13.48%) XML
3 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.87%) JSON
5 6 (6.74%) HTML
6 5 (5.62%) Gherkin
6 5 (5.62%) jQuery
6 5 (5.62%) SOAP
6 5 (5.62%) Web Services
7 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.49%) HTML5
7 4 (4.49%) Spring
8 3 (3.37%) RESTful
9 2 (2.25%) Ajax
9 2 (2.25%) CSS
9 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.25%) REST
10 1 (1.12%) CSS3
10 1 (1.12%) Node.js
10 1 (1.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Visualisation
2 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.37%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.25%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Unix
2 5 (5.62%) Linux
3 3 (3.37%) Windows
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Android
5 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.47%) Scrum
3 17 (19.10%) Automation Testing
4 15 (16.85%) TDD
5 13 (14.61%) Automated Testing
6 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
6 12 (13.48%) User Stories
7 11 (12.36%) High Availability
7 11 (12.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (11.24%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (11.24%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.11%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.99%) BDD
10 8 (8.99%) Functional Testing
10 8 (8.99%) Test Management
10 8 (8.99%) Test Strategy
11 7 (7.87%) Digital Marketing
11 7 (7.87%) Manual Testing
11 7 (7.87%) Project Management
11 7 (7.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.85%) Java
2 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
2 14 (15.73%) SQL
3 12 (13.48%) Scala
4 6 (6.74%) PHP
4 6 (6.74%) Python
4 6 (6.74%) Ruby
5 3 (3.37%) C#
6 2 (2.25%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (2.25%) Groovy
6 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.25%) VBA
6 2 (2.25%) VBScript
7 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) ISEB
2 7 (7.87%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.49%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) HNC
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.12%) MCAD
5 1 (1.12%) MCSD
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.37%) WCAG
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
1 7 (7.87%) Sitecore
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle
3 3 (3.37%) Adobe
4 2 (2.25%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.25%) Dynatrace
4 2 (2.25%) IBM
4 2 (2.25%) New Relic
4 2 (2.25%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) HP
5 1 (1.12%) Progress
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.12%) RightScale
5 1 (1.12%) Telerik
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £455.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £288.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago