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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 60 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.95% 3.17% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.13% 33.33% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 34
Average daily rate £408 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £260 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £449 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
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
206 168 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 10.13% 9.51% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 117 68
Average daily rate £420 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £247 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £533 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.63 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% +36.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £40.00 £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 44 £440 +60.00% 29
Halifax +12 7 £300 -31.81%
Bradford -7 2 £538 +58.08% 1
Huddersfield - 2 £350 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 52 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.57%) Java
3 33 (27.73%) JavaScript
4 23 (19.33%) SQL
4 23 (19.33%) Selenium
5 22 (18.49%) Cucumber
6 20 (16.81%) Microsoft
7 19 (15.97%) CSS
7 19 (15.97%) JIRA
7 19 (15.97%) Functional Testing
8 18 (15.13%) Test Scripting
9 17 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (14.29%) Validation
9 17 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
11 15 (12.61%) HTML
11 15 (12.61%) .NET
11 15 (12.61%) Finance
12 14 (11.76%) Hibernate
12 14 (11.76%) Scrum
12 14 (11.76%) IBM
12 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
12 14 (11.76%) Spring
12 14 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (10.92%) HTML5
13 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
13 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (10.92%) Ruby
13 13 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (10.92%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (5.88%) Confluence
2 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.84%) Apache
4 1 (0.84%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.84%) Drupal
4 1 (0.84%) JBoss
4 1 (0.84%) nginx
4 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.24%) MS Visio
3 9 (7.56%) MS Office
3 9 (7.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.84%) IaaS
2 1 (0.84%) PaaS
2 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.04%) SNMP
2 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.72%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (5.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (5.04%) MS Access
5 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.20%) Data Mining
6 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.36%) MySQL
7 4 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.84%) GIS
9 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (19.33%) Selenium
2 22 (18.49%) Cucumber
3 19 (15.97%) JIRA
4 17 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 13 (10.92%) Visual Studio
6 12 (10.08%) JMeter
6 12 (10.08%) LoadRunner
7 10 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (7.56%) JUnit
8 9 (7.56%) Subversion
9 8 (6.72%) Eclipse
9 8 (6.72%) Hudson
9 8 (6.72%) JProfiler
9 8 (6.72%) Maven
10 7 (5.88%) Git (software)
11 6 (5.04%) Gatling
11 6 (5.04%) SoapUI
11 6 (5.04%) The Grinder
11 6 (5.04%) VisualVM
11 6 (5.04%) YourKit
General
1 15 (12.61%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Legal
3 3 (2.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Games
4 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Law
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (31.09%) Analyst
2 22 (18.49%) Test Analyst
3 17 (14.29%) Developer
3 17 (14.29%) Tester
4 10 (8.40%) QA Analyst
4 10 (8.40%) QA Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) QA Test Analyst
4 10 (8.40%) Test Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) Test Leader
5 9 (7.56%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Agile Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.72%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.72%) UI Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Manual Tester
7 7 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Performance Test Analyst
8 6 (5.04%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.97%) CSS
2 15 (12.61%) .NET
2 15 (12.61%) HTML
3 14 (11.76%) Hibernate
3 14 (11.76%) Spring
4 13 (10.92%) HTML5
5 10 (8.40%) jQuery
5 10 (8.40%) Web Services
5 10 (8.40%) XML
6 9 (7.56%) Ajax
6 9 (7.56%) SOAP
7 8 (6.72%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.72%) Apache Jena
7 8 (6.72%) D3.js
7 8 (6.72%) GWT
7 8 (6.72%) RESTful
7 8 (6.72%) Vaadin
8 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.36%) Sass
10 2 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.72%) Algorithms
2 8 (6.72%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.72%) Ontologies
3 7 (5.88%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.04%) PKI
5 3 (2.52%) NHS
6 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.84%) CESG
7 1 (0.84%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.84%) DataPower
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Windows
2 9 (7.56%) Linux
3 6 (5.04%) Mac OS X
3 6 (5.04%) MVS
4 5 (4.20%) VME
5 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.84%) Android
6 1 (0.84%) CentOS
6 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.84%) Solaris
6 1 (0.84%) Unix
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.97%) Functional Testing
3 18 (15.13%) Test Scripting
4 17 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (14.29%) Validation
5 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 14 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (11.76%) Scrum
6 13 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.92%) Manual Testing
6 13 (10.92%) Project Management
6 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
7 12 (10.08%) Analytics
7 12 (10.08%) Regression Testing
8 11 (9.24%) Data Validation
8 11 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (7.56%) Integration Testing
9 9 (7.56%) Open Source
9 9 (7.56%) Web Development
10 8 (6.72%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.57%) Java
2 33 (27.73%) JavaScript
3 23 (19.33%) SQL
4 13 (10.92%) Python
4 13 (10.92%) Ruby
5 12 (10.08%) C#
6 8 (6.72%) SPARQL
7 7 (5.88%) C
7 7 (5.88%) Perl
7 7 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.04%) CoffeeScript
8 6 (5.04%) Scala
8 6 (5.04%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.04%) VBA
8 6 (5.04%) VBScript
9 5 (4.20%) PHP
10 2 (1.68%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (6.72%) ISEB
2 7 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.20%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.36%) Degree
5 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.84%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) HNC
7 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) GPG13
3 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) WAI
3 1 (0.84%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.84%) Nagios
2 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.84%) Opsview
2 1 (0.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.76%) IBM
3 12 (10.08%) Oracle
4 7 (5.88%) HP
5 6 (5.04%) AppDynamics
5 6 (5.04%) Dynatrace
5 6 (5.04%) New Relic
6 5 (4.20%) Fujitsu
7 2 (1.68%) Adobe
7 2 (1.68%) Citrix
7 2 (1.68%) Facebook
7 2 (1.68%) VMware
8 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.84%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.84%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.84%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.84%) Qualys
8 1 (0.84%) Rally
8 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.84%) SAP
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 300-375 Per Day 300-375 / day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £370 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
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Pro-Quest
Rate: 30000-45000 Per Annum + share options
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 280-350 Per Day
Posted: 23 days ago