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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 34 66
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +32
Contract jobs citing QA 75 72 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.47% 4.25% 2.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.10% 56.25% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £244 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £411 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £92.00 £50.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.00% +270.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+86.51% +22.22%
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
117 128 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 5.41% 7.55% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 85 51
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £243 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.35 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.30 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £42.70 £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -19 54 £330 +3.12% 15
Bradford -6 13 £450 +63.63% 9
Halifax -1 3 £465 +17.72%
Huddersfield - 1 £400 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 64 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (29.45%) TDD
3 40 (24.54%) Java
4 38 (23.31%) SQL
5 36 (22.09%) Project Management
6 35 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (21.47%) Open Source
7 32 (19.63%) Finance
7 32 (19.63%) Cucumber
7 32 (19.63%) BDD
8 27 (16.56%) Ruby
9 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
10 25 (15.34%) Web Services
11 24 (14.72%) Test Automation
12 23 (14.11%) XML
12 23 (14.11%) SQL Server
13 22 (13.50%) VMware
14 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
14 21 (12.88%) Selenium
14 21 (12.88%) Business Analysis
15 20 (12.27%) TeamCity
15 20 (12.27%) Git (software)
15 20 (12.27%) CSS
15 20 (12.27%) Sass
16 19 (11.66%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (11.66%) .NET
16 19 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (11.04%) HTML5
17 18 (11.04%) Manual Testing
17 18 (11.04%) Pair Programming

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 17 (10.43%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.07%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.84%) MS Project
2 3 (1.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.23%) AWD
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) BGP
1 2 (1.23%) DMZ
2 1 (0.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) MPLS
2 1 (0.61%) OSPF
2 1 (0.61%) DNS
2 1 (0.61%) SAN
2 1 (0.61%) EIGRP
2 1 (0.61%) RSVP
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.61%) Network Security
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.61%) Junos
2 1 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.20%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.59%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.23%) DataStage
10 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.61%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.61%) Redis
10 1 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (19.63%) Cucumber
2 21 (12.88%) Selenium
3 20 (12.27%) TeamCity
3 20 (12.27%) Git (software)
4 17 (10.43%) IntelliJ
4 17 (10.43%) Capybara
5 12 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (6.75%) HP UFT
6 11 (6.75%) NUnit
7 9 (5.52%) SpecFlow
8 8 (4.91%) Sahi
8 8 (4.91%) WATIR
9 6 (3.68%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.45%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.84%) JMeter
11 3 (1.84%) Maven
12 2 (1.23%) JIRA
12 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.23%) Appium
13 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (19.63%) Finance
2 8 (4.91%) Banking
2 8 (4.91%) Retail
3 3 (1.84%) Retail Banking
3 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.61%) Publishing
4 1 (0.61%) Law
4 1 (0.61%) Marketing
4 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (33.74%) Analyst
2 34 (20.86%) Developer
3 31 (19.02%) Test Analyst
4 18 (11.04%) Ruby Developer
5 15 (9.20%) Business Analyst
6 12 (7.36%) Tester
7 11 (6.75%) QA Analyst
8 8 (4.91%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (4.29%) Database Developer
10 5 (3.07%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.07%) Test Manager
11 4 (2.45%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (2.45%) Implementation Manager
11 4 (2.45%) QA Engineer
11 4 (2.45%) Test Leader
11 4 (2.45%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (2.45%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (2.45%) QA Specialist
12 3 (1.84%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.34%) Web Services
2 23 (14.11%) XML
3 20 (12.27%) CSS
3 20 (12.27%) Sass
4 19 (11.66%) .NET
5 18 (11.04%) HTML
5 18 (11.04%) HTML5
6 17 (10.43%) Sinatra
6 17 (10.43%) CSS3
7 14 (8.59%) RESTful
8 4 (2.45%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.84%) Mustache
9 3 (1.84%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.84%) ADO
9 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.23%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.61%) Ember.js
11 1 (0.61%) SOAP
11 1 (0.61%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.07%) NHS
3 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.84%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.23%) GIS
6 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Equities
6 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.61%) DataPower
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.29%) Android
1 7 (4.29%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.68%) Windows
3 4 (2.45%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.23%) UNIX
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
6 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (29.45%) TDD
3 36 (22.09%) Project Management
4 35 (21.47%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (21.47%) Open Source
5 32 (19.63%) BDD
6 24 (14.72%) Test Automation
7 21 (12.88%) Business Analysis
8 19 (11.66%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (11.04%) Responsive Web Design
9 18 (11.04%) Manual Testing
9 18 (11.04%) Pair Programming
9 18 (11.04%) Scrum
9 18 (11.04%) Web Design
10 17 (10.43%) Automated Testing
10 17 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (9.82%) ITIL
12 15 (9.20%) Automation Testing
12 15 (9.20%) Mentoring
13 14 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.54%) Java
2 38 (23.31%) SQL
3 27 (16.56%) Ruby
4 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.36%) T-SQL
5 12 (7.36%) C#
6 8 (4.91%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.84%) VB6
7 3 (1.84%) VB
7 3 (1.84%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.23%) ABAP
9 1 (0.61%) VBScript
9 1 (0.61%) PHP
9 1 (0.61%) Scala
9 1 (0.61%) Clojure
9 1 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (10.43%) Degree
2 13 (7.98%) ISEB
3 11 (6.75%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.45%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.61%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.61%) MCITP
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.61%) CCIE
6 1 (0.61%) CCNP
6 1 (0.61%) CCNA
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) HL7
3 1 (0.61%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
2 1 (0.61%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (10.43%) Graylog
2 4 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.84%) OpenView
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
4 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.50%) VMware
3 17 (10.43%) Akamai
3 17 (10.43%) New Relic
4 15 (9.20%) Oracle
5 6 (3.68%) HP
6 5 (3.07%) SAP
7 3 (1.84%) Cisco
7 3 (1.84%) IBM
8 2 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.61%) Progress
9 1 (0.61%) Juniper
9 1 (0.61%) NetApp
9 1 (0.61%) iSOFT
9 1 (0.61%) Remedy
9 1 (0.61%) Brocade
9 1 (0.61%) TippingPoint
9 1 (0.61%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.61%) F5
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 25 days ago