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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 52 61 41
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 46 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.19% 2.68% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.51% 26.77% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 35
Median daily rate £369 £410 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.06% +48.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £299 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £9.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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
146 198 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.14% 10.02% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 127 113
Median daily rate £420 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.98 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.64 £19.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -3 30 £500 +3.09% 13
Halifax +12 11 £295 -1.66% 5
Bradford +14 1 £401 +0.12%
Huddersfield +2 1 £350 -
Pudsey - 1 £425 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) Selenium
3 24 (26.37%) Test Scripting
3 24 (26.37%) Java
4 20 (21.98%) Finance
4 20 (21.98%) SoapUI
5 19 (20.88%) User Stories
6 18 (19.78%) Automation Testing
6 18 (19.78%) Cucumber
6 18 (19.78%) Automated Testing
7 17 (18.68%) TDD
7 17 (18.68%) Test Automation
8 16 (17.58%) Scrum
8 16 (17.58%) SOAP
8 16 (17.58%) Scala
9 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
10 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 14 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (14.29%) BDD
11 13 (14.29%) Jenkins
12 12 (13.19%) Groovy
13 11 (12.09%) Performance Testing
13 11 (12.09%) Retail
13 11 (12.09%) Web Services
13 11 (12.09%) SQL
13 11 (12.09%) JUnit
13 11 (12.09%) Project Management
13 11 (12.09%) Defect Tracking
14 10 (10.99%) Gherkin
14 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce

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 (4.40%) Mule
1 4 (4.40%) Mule ESB
2 2 (2.20%) IIS
2 2 (2.20%) SAS
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) CMS
3 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.40%) MS Project
2 3 (3.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.20%) MS Office
4 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.20%) GitHub
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Network Security
2 2 (2.20%) DHCP
2 2 (2.20%) DNS
2 2 (2.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.30%) Big Data
3 2 (2.20%) DB2
4 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (32.97%) Selenium
2 20 (21.98%) SoapUI
3 18 (19.78%) Cucumber
4 15 (16.48%) WebDriver
5 13 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 11 (12.09%) JUnit
7 10 (10.99%) JIRA
8 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
9 7 (7.69%) RSpec
10 4 (4.40%) JMeter
10 4 (4.40%) Subversion
10 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.30%) Appium
11 3 (3.30%) FitNesse
11 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
11 3 (3.30%) NUnit
11 3 (3.30%) Zephyr
12 2 (2.20%) Maven
12 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 11 (12.09%) Retail
3 10 (10.99%) Games
4 7 (7.69%) Banking
5 4 (4.40%) Publishing
6 2 (2.20%) Legal
6 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Analyst
2 17 (18.68%) Test Analyst
2 17 (18.68%) Test Engineer
3 15 (16.48%) Tester
4 12 (13.19%) Automation Tester
5 11 (12.09%) QA Engineer
5 11 (12.09%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 6 (6.59%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (6.59%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) Architect
10 5 (5.49%) Java Automation Tester
11 4 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) Java Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) Manual Test Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Project Manager
12 3 (3.30%) MuleSoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) SOAP
2 11 (12.09%) Web Services
3 10 (10.99%) Gherkin
4 9 (9.89%) JSON
5 8 (8.79%) REST
5 8 (8.79%) XML
6 5 (5.49%) RESTful
7 4 (4.40%) .NET
7 4 (4.40%) HTML
7 4 (4.40%) Middleware
8 3 (3.30%) EJB
8 3 (3.30%) J2EE
8 3 (3.30%) JMS
8 3 (3.30%) Servlets
9 2 (2.20%) Ajax
9 2 (2.20%) Apache CXF
9 2 (2.20%) CSS
9 2 (2.20%) HTML5
9 2 (2.20%) jQuery
9 2 (2.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.30%) User Experience
3 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.20%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.10%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.10%) Informatics
4 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.10%) NHS
4 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.10%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Unix
2 6 (6.59%) Linux
3 5 (5.49%) Windows
4 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.20%) Android
5 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.20%) CentOS
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.37%) Test Scripting
3 19 (20.88%) User Stories
4 18 (19.78%) Automated Testing
4 18 (19.78%) Automation Testing
5 17 (18.68%) TDD
5 17 (18.68%) Test Automation
6 16 (17.58%) Scrum
7 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 14 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (14.29%) BDD
9 11 (12.09%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (12.09%) Performance Testing
9 11 (12.09%) Project Management
10 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
10 10 (10.99%) Usability Testing
11 9 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (9.89%) Defect Management
11 9 (9.89%) DevOps
11 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) Java
2 16 (17.58%) Scala
3 12 (13.19%) Groovy
4 11 (12.09%) SQL
5 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.40%) C#
6 4 (4.40%) Ruby
7 2 (2.20%) C++
8 1 (1.10%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.10%) Python
8 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) ISEB
2 6 (6.59%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) WCAG
2 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.10%) SDET
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) Puppet
2 2 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.10%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) Oracle
3 4 (4.40%) MuleSoft
4 3 (3.30%) Adobe
4 3 (3.30%) VMware
5 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.20%) Progress
5 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.20%) RightScale
6 1 (1.10%) HP
6 1 (1.10%) IBM
6 1 (1.10%) Telerik
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