The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 64 42 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.54% 3.17% 3.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.85% 42.86% 48.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 25 29
Average daily rate £293 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.68% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +53.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
131 98 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.24% 7.41% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 44 65
Average daily rate £315 £335 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.44% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.85 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £27.50 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
QA
Yorkshire

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

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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 23 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

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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

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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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -6 46 £281 -17.50% 13
Halifax +6 9 £300 - 2
Bradford +3 7 £375 +87.50% 1
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
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Yorkshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 36 (30.25%) Finance
2 35 (29.41%) Scrum
3 34 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (22.69%) SQL
5 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 21 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (16.81%) Windows
6 20 (16.81%) TDD
7 18 (15.13%) C#
8 17 (14.29%) Java
8 17 (14.29%) .NET
8 17 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 17 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 15 (12.61%) Test Strategy
10 14 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (11.76%) Selenium
10 14 (11.76%) Release Management
10 14 (11.76%) Oracle
10 14 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (10.92%) ISEB
11 13 (10.92%) Project Management
11 13 (10.92%) BDD
11 13 (10.92%) User Stories
12 11 (9.24%) Change Control
12 11 (9.24%) Software Engineering
12 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
12 11 (9.24%) Banking
13 10 (8.40%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 3 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.68%) OpenEdge
2 2 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.84%) Node.js
3 1 (0.84%) Lync
3 1 (0.84%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) MS Project
2 2 (1.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (0.84%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.84%) Internet
2 1 (0.84%) DHCP
2 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.84%) DNS
2 1 (0.84%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (11.76%) Selenium
2 6 (5.04%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.52%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.52%) WebDriver
3 3 (2.52%) JIRA
3 3 (2.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.68%) WebSpeed
4 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.68%) JBehave
4 2 (1.68%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.84%) Rational Rose
General
1 36 (30.25%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Legal
4 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (21.85%) Analyst
2 20 (16.81%) Developer
3 14 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 13 (10.92%) Test Analyst
4 13 (10.92%) Tester
4 13 (10.92%) QA Manager
5 11 (9.24%) Functional Tester
5 11 (9.24%) DBA
5 11 (9.24%) Manual Tester
5 11 (9.24%) SQL DBA
6 8 (6.72%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.72%) SQL Server DBA
7 7 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.20%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (4.20%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.36%) ScrumMaster
9 4 (3.36%) PMO Assistant
9 4 (3.36%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.52%) BizTalk Developer
10 3 (2.52%) Senior Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.29%) .NET
2 8 (6.72%) HTML
3 6 (5.04%) jQuery
3 6 (5.04%) WCF
4 5 (4.20%) HTML5
4 5 (4.20%) Web Services
5 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.52%) LINQ
5 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.68%) WinForms
6 2 (1.68%) XML
7 1 (0.84%) JAX-RS
7 1 (0.84%) REST
7 1 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.84%) Ajax
7 1 (0.84%) JPA
7 1 (0.84%) CSS
7 1 (0.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.72%) Clustering
3 6 (5.04%) NHS
4 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.52%) Open Source
6 2 (1.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.84%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.84%) Informatics
7 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.84%) DTV
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.81%) Windows
2 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.36%) UNIX
3 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.68%) Solaris
4 2 (1.68%) Android
4 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.41%) Scrum
2 34 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (16.81%) TDD
4 17 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 15 (12.61%) Test Strategy
6 14 (11.76%) Release Management
6 14 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (10.92%) Project Management
7 13 (10.92%) BDD
7 13 (10.92%) User Stories
8 11 (9.24%) Change Control
8 11 (9.24%) Software Engineering
9 10 (8.40%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (7.56%) Automated Testing
10 9 (7.56%) Data Architecture
10 9 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (6.72%) Data Modelling
11 8 (6.72%) MVC
11 8 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.69%) SQL
2 18 (15.13%) C#
3 17 (14.29%) Java
4 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.56%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.04%) PHP
7 3 (2.52%) X++
7 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.68%) Progress 4GL
8 2 (1.68%) Python
8 2 (1.68%) Ruby
9 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) ISEB
2 3 (2.52%) Degree
2 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.84%) MCITP
4 1 (0.84%) MCSE
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) SLA
2 7 (5.88%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.68%) FATCA
4 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (3.36%) HP
4 3 (2.52%) Unica
4 3 (2.52%) SAP
5 2 (1.68%) Progress
5 2 (1.68%) Kaseya
5 2 (1.68%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.68%) Endeca
6 1 (0.84%) Intel
6 1 (0.84%) Veritas
6 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.84%) Citrix
6 1 (0.84%) VMware
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