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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 44 78
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +34
Contract jobs citing QA 59 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.21% 3.19% 1.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.76% 57.95% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 15
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£325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
121 88 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 6.58% 5.50% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 46 45
Average daily rate £333 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 11
Average hourly rate £19.25 £8.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.47% -46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £8.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.70 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 34 £325 -13.33% 14
Bradford +9 19 £325 - 4
Halifax -7 2 £450 +42.85% 2
Huddersfield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 35 (31.25%) SQL
2 28 (25.00%) Finance
3 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.18%) Project Management
4 17 (15.18%) Java
5 15 (13.39%) Web Services
6 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 13 (11.61%) ISEB
8 12 (10.71%) XML
8 12 (10.71%) Windows
8 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
8 12 (10.71%) HTML
8 12 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (10.71%) Retail
9 11 (9.82%) Oracle
9 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
10 10 (8.93%) CSS
10 10 (8.93%) Banking
10 10 (8.93%) Business Analysis
10 10 (8.93%) Migration
11 9 (8.04%) Android
11 9 (8.04%) Project Planning
11 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
11 9 (8.04%) .NET
11 9 (8.04%) Change Management
11 9 (8.04%) HP
12 8 (7.14%) Service Management
12 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.14%) Scrum
13 7 (6.25%) Workflow

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (1.79%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.79%) JBoss
1 2 (1.79%) Apache
1 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.79%) nginx
1 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.79%) Node.js
2 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.89%) SAS
2 1 (0.89%) Lync
2 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) MS Office
2 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.68%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) WLAN
1 6 (5.36%) DMZ
1 6 (5.36%) BGP
1 6 (5.36%) EIGRP
1 6 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (5.36%) DMVPN
1 6 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (5.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (2.68%) WAN
2 3 (2.68%) DNS
2 3 (2.68%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) GPRS
3 2 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.79%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.89%) ISDN
4 1 (0.89%) LDAP
4 1 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.68%) MySQL
4 2 (1.79%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.79%) DB2
4 2 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.79%) Redis
5 1 (0.89%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.89%) SimpleDB
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Selenium
2 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.36%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.68%) Toad
4 3 (2.68%) TestDirector
4 3 (2.68%) JIRA
5 2 (1.79%) JProfiler
5 2 (1.79%) Hudson
5 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.79%) JUnit
5 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.79%) Subversion
6 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.89%) Ranorex
General
1 28 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Retail
3 10 (8.93%) Banking
4 6 (5.36%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (37.50%) Analyst
2 24 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) Tester
4 11 (9.82%) Business Analyst
4 11 (9.82%) Developer
5 9 (8.04%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.25%) Head of Testing
7 5 (4.46%) Android Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Trainer
7 5 (4.46%) IT Trainer
7 5 (4.46%) Web Tester
7 5 (4.46%) QA Tester
8 4 (3.57%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Design Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Senior QA Tester
9 3 (2.68%) Web Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Financial Business Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) Web Services
2 12 (10.71%) XML
2 12 (10.71%) HTML
3 10 (8.93%) CSS
4 9 (8.04%) .NET
5 7 (6.25%) RESTful
6 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.46%) JSON
7 5 (4.46%) OAuth
7 5 (4.46%) OAuth2
8 4 (3.57%) SOAP
9 3 (2.68%) jQuery
9 3 (2.68%) HTML5
9 3 (2.68%) WCF
10 2 (1.79%) GWT
10 2 (1.79%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.79%) Spring
10 2 (1.79%) Ajax
10 2 (1.79%) XSLT
10 2 (1.79%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.68%) User Experience
4 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.79%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.79%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.79%) Open Source
4 2 (1.79%) NHS
4 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.79%) Ontologies
4 2 (1.79%) Chemistry
4 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.89%) CMDB
5 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.89%) Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.71%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Android
3 7 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.25%) UNIX
4 4 (3.57%) Linux
5 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.18%) Project Management
3 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 12 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (8.93%) Business Analysis
5 10 (8.93%) Migration
6 9 (8.04%) Change Management
6 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
6 9 (8.04%) Project Planning
7 8 (7.14%) Service Management
7 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.14%) Scrum
8 7 (6.25%) Network Design
8 7 (6.25%) TDD
8 7 (6.25%) Workflow
8 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.25%) ITIL
8 7 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 6 (5.36%) Change Control
9 6 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.25%) SQL
2 17 (15.18%) Java
3 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.25%) Python
4 6 (5.36%) Lisp
5 4 (3.57%) C#
6 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.68%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) C++
7 2 (1.79%) Ruby
7 2 (1.79%) SPARQL
7 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.89%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) ISEB
2 6 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.36%) CCNP
2 6 (5.36%) CCDP
3 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.89%) BS25999
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Firmware
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.89%) UAG
2 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) OPNET
1 6 (5.36%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.79%) Puppet
3 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.79%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.89%) Salt
4 1 (0.89%) SCCM
4 1 (0.89%) SCOM
4 1 (0.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (9.82%) Oracle
1 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.04%) HP
3 7 (6.25%) Cisco
4 6 (5.36%) BMC
4 6 (5.36%) Blue Coat
4 6 (5.36%) Motorola
4 6 (5.36%) TippingPoint
4 6 (5.36%) F5
5 3 (2.68%) IBM
6 1 (0.89%) Sun
6 1 (0.89%) Sybase
6 1 (0.89%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.89%) SAP
6 1 (0.89%) Novell
6 1 (0.89%) Apple
6 1 (0.89%) Remedy
6 1 (0.89%) VMware
6 1 (0.89%) Polycom
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago