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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 47 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 77 54 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 4.48% 3.44% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.74% 50.94% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 30 18
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£330 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £382 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.86 - £19.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 - £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.17 - £25.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -32.63%
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
146 106 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.49% 6.74% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 58 35
Average daily rate £365 £331 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.18% +5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 10
Average hourly rate £11.72 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.86% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £13.40 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £15.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

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 6 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 March 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 -8 47 £328 +0.76% 31
Bradford +6 20 £333 -11.33% 3
Halifax -2 2 £430 +13.15% 1
Wakefield - - - - 1
Bingley - - - -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 39 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.61%) SQL
3 36 (26.87%) Java
4 35 (26.12%) Finance
5 30 (22.39%) Web Services
6 24 (17.91%) Project Management
6 24 (17.91%) TDD
6 24 (17.91%) Open Source
7 22 (16.42%) XML
8 20 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (14.18%) RESTful
10 18 (13.43%) Cucumber
10 18 (13.43%) CSS
10 18 (13.43%) HTML
11 17 (12.69%) ISEB
11 17 (12.69%) Ruby
12 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
12 16 (11.94%) .NET
12 16 (11.94%) Oracle
13 15 (11.19%) BDD
14 14 (10.45%) Test Automation
14 14 (10.45%) MongoDB
14 14 (10.45%) NoSQL
14 14 (10.45%) Change Management
15 13 (9.70%) SOA
15 13 (9.70%) Automated Testing
15 13 (9.70%) Manual Testing
15 13 (9.70%) Android
15 13 (9.70%) Selenium
16 12 (8.96%) Microsoft

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 7 (5.22%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (4.48%) Node.js
3 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.75%) nginx
4 1 (0.75%) Lync
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS Office
1 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.49%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.75%) Route 53
1 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) BGP
2 3 (2.24%) EIGRP
2 3 (2.24%) DMZ
2 3 (2.24%) LAN
2 3 (2.24%) WLAN
2 3 (2.24%) WAN
2 3 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (2.24%) DMVPN
2 3 (2.24%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (2.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.49%) Junos
3 2 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (1.49%) GPRS
3 2 (1.49%) DNS
3 2 (1.49%) MPLS
3 2 (1.49%) OSPF
3 2 (1.49%) RSVP
4 1 (0.75%) Firewall
4 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.45%) MongoDB
1 14 (10.45%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.49%) Redis
4 2 (1.49%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (13.43%) Cucumber
2 13 (9.70%) Selenium
3 11 (8.21%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (6.72%) Git (software)
6 8 (5.97%) Sahi
6 8 (5.97%) WATIR
7 7 (5.22%) TeamCity
7 7 (5.22%) IntelliJ
7 7 (5.22%) Capybara
7 7 (5.22%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.48%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.73%) JUnit
9 5 (3.73%) Subversion
9 5 (3.73%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.73%) Hudson
10 4 (2.99%) JProfiler
11 2 (1.49%) Maven
11 2 (1.49%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 35 (26.12%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Retail
3 4 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (35.82%) Analyst
2 32 (23.88%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.42%) Developer
4 21 (15.67%) Tester
5 12 (8.96%) Business Analyst
6 10 (7.46%) QA Analyst
7 8 (5.97%) Ruby Developer
8 7 (5.22%) QA Tester
8 7 (5.22%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.73%) Trainer
9 5 (3.73%) IT Trainer
9 5 (3.73%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Web Tester
9 5 (3.73%) Android Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Head of Testing
10 4 (2.99%) Web Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.24%) Design Engineer
11 3 (2.24%) Test Manager
11 3 (2.24%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.39%) Web Services
2 22 (16.42%) XML
3 19 (14.18%) RESTful
4 18 (13.43%) HTML
4 18 (13.43%) CSS
5 16 (11.94%) .NET
6 12 (8.96%) HTML5
7 10 (7.46%) Sass
8 7 (5.22%) Sinatra
8 7 (5.22%) CSS3
8 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET
8 7 (5.22%) SOAP
9 5 (3.73%) JSON
9 5 (3.73%) jQuery
9 5 (3.73%) OAuth
9 5 (3.73%) OAuth2
10 4 (2.99%) Apache Jena
10 4 (2.99%) D3.js
10 4 (2.99%) Vaadin
10 4 (2.99%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.91%) Open Source
2 9 (6.72%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.73%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.99%) Ontologies
4 4 (2.99%) Chemistry
4 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.99%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.49%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.49%) User Experience
5 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) PKI
6 1 (0.75%) CMDB
6 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.70%) Android
2 12 (8.96%) Windows
3 7 (5.22%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.73%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.99%) UNIX
6 3 (2.24%) Linux
7 1 (0.75%) AIX
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (17.91%) TDD
2 24 (17.91%) Project Management
3 20 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (11.19%) BDD
5 14 (10.45%) Test Automation
5 14 (10.45%) Change Management
6 13 (9.70%) Automated Testing
6 13 (9.70%) SOA
6 13 (9.70%) Manual Testing
7 11 (8.21%) Business Analysis
8 10 (7.46%) Service Management
8 10 (7.46%) Migration
9 9 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.72%) ITIL
9 9 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.97%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (5.97%) Web Design
10 8 (5.97%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.61%) SQL
2 36 (26.87%) Java
3 17 (12.69%) Ruby
4 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.22%) C#
6 6 (4.48%) Python
7 4 (2.99%) SPARQL
7 4 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.24%) Lisp
8 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.49%) VB6
9 2 (1.49%) PHP
9 2 (1.49%) VBScript
9 2 (1.49%) VB
9 2 (1.49%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.75%) C++
10 1 (0.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.75%) Scala
10 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (12.69%) ISEB
2 9 (6.72%) Degree
3 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.48%) VCP4
3 6 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.73%) CCNP
4 5 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.24%) CCDP
7 2 (1.49%) CCIE
7 2 (1.49%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.49%) JNCIE
7 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.24%) Firmware
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.75%) UAG
3 1 (0.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Graylog
2 3 (2.24%) OPNET
2 3 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) SCCM
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.75%) Salt
4 1 (0.75%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (11.94%) Oracle
2 12 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.97%) HP
3 8 (5.97%) VMware
4 7 (5.22%) Akamai
4 7 (5.22%) New Relic
5 6 (4.48%) Cisco
6 4 (2.99%) F5
7 3 (2.24%) Remedy
7 3 (2.24%) TippingPoint
7 3 (2.24%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (2.24%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.24%) BMC
7 3 (2.24%) Motorola
8 2 (1.49%) Juniper
8 2 (1.49%) Apple
9 1 (0.75%) Imperva
9 1 (0.75%) Percona
9 1 (0.75%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.75%) Novell
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
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QA Limited
Rate: £192.38 per week
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 11 days ago
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Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 days ago
Bradford
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Bradford
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 22 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 22 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 22 days ago