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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 63 68 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 35 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.40% 2.34% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 26.44% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 34
Median daily rate £364 £388 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% +28.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £555 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
140 174 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.61% 8.87% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 119 128
Median daily rate £425 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £287 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.62 £13.25 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% +8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.86 £18.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -8 23 £370 -7.50% 16
Halifax +9 10 £295 -1.66% 1
Pudsey - 1 £425 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 39 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.22%) Selenium
3 27 (30.00%) Java
4 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
5 20 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 20 (22.22%) SoapUI
6 19 (21.11%) Finance
6 19 (21.11%) Scrum
7 18 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 18 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 18 (20.00%) User Stories
8 16 (17.78%) Automation Testing
8 16 (17.78%) BDD
9 15 (16.67%) Groovy
9 15 (16.67%) SOAP
10 14 (15.56%) Manual Testing
10 14 (15.56%) Performance Testing
10 14 (15.56%) Scala
11 13 (14.44%) TDD
11 13 (14.44%) Jenkins
12 12 (13.33%) Defect Management
12 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (13.33%) Gherkin
12 12 (13.33%) Web Services
12 12 (13.33%) Project Management
13 11 (12.22%) E-Commerce
13 11 (12.22%) WebDriver
13 11 (12.22%) Kanban
14 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (11.11%) Unit Testing

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 4 (4.44%) Mule
1 4 (4.44%) Mule ESB
2 2 (2.22%) Confluence
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) IIS
3 1 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.44%) MS Project
2 2 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.11%) DHCP
2 1 (1.11%) DNS
2 1 (1.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) Big Data
1 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (32.22%) Selenium
2 20 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 18 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (14.44%) Jenkins
5 11 (12.22%) WebDriver
6 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
6 8 (8.89%) JUnit
7 7 (7.78%) JIRA
8 6 (6.67%) JMeter
9 5 (5.56%) LoadRunner
10 4 (4.44%) RSpec
10 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.33%) FitNesse
11 3 (3.33%) Hudson
11 3 (3.33%) NUnit
11 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.22%) HP UFT
12 2 (2.22%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.22%) Subversion
12 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Games
3 8 (8.89%) Banking
3 8 (8.89%) Retail
4 4 (4.44%) Publishing
5 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.11%) Marketing
7 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Analyst
2 19 (21.11%) Tester
3 16 (17.78%) Automation Tester
4 15 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 12 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) Architect
8 6 (6.67%) Developer
8 6 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 6 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
10 4 (4.44%) Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Manual Test Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.44%) Quality Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Manager
10 4 (4.44%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) SOAP
2 12 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 12 (13.33%) Web Services
3 7 (7.78%) RESTful
4 6 (6.67%) JSON
4 6 (6.67%) REST
5 5 (5.56%) XML
6 4 (4.44%) .NET
6 4 (4.44%) Middleware
7 3 (3.33%) EJB
7 3 (3.33%) J2EE
7 3 (3.33%) JMS
7 3 (3.33%) Servlets
8 2 (2.22%) Ajax
8 2 (2.22%) Apache CXF
8 2 (2.22%) CSS
8 2 (2.22%) HTML
8 2 (2.22%) HTML5
8 2 (2.22%) jQuery
8 2 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) User Experience
3 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.11%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.56%) Unix
2 4 (4.44%) Android
2 4 (4.44%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.44%) Windows
3 3 (3.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) CentOS
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
3 20 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 19 (21.11%) Scrum
5 18 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 18 (20.00%) User Stories
6 16 (17.78%) Automation Testing
6 16 (17.78%) BDD
7 14 (15.56%) Manual Testing
7 14 (15.56%) Performance Testing
8 13 (14.44%) TDD
9 12 (13.33%) Defect Management
9 12 (13.33%) Project Management
9 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.22%) E-Commerce
10 11 (12.22%) Kanban
11 10 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 10 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) Java
2 15 (16.67%) Groovy
3 14 (15.56%) Scala
4 10 (11.11%) SQL
5 5 (5.56%) Ruby
6 3 (3.33%) C#
6 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.22%) C++
7 2 (2.22%) PHP
8 1 (1.11%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.11%) Python
8 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) ISEB
1 3 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) WCAG
2 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.22%) SDET
3 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.44%) MuleSoft
4 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.33%) VMware
5 2 (2.22%) Adobe
5 2 (2.22%) Progress
6 1 (1.11%) HP
6 1 (1.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.11%) RightScale
6 1 (1.11%) Telerik
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 7 days ago