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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 70 42 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 4.12% 2.73% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.00% 38.89% 62.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 18 42
Average daily rate
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£320 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £234 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+270.37% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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
125 108 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.36% 7.03% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 51 62
Average daily rate £350 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.70 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.50 £18.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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
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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 +31 44 £320 -14.66% 12
Halifax -6 10 £380 +9.35% 2
Bradford +8 9 £275 +15.78% 1
Brighouse - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
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Yorkshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 44 (30.77%) SQL
2 34 (23.78%) Finance
3 30 (20.98%) Scrum
4 28 (19.58%) Test Scripting
5 26 (18.18%) Java
5 26 (18.18%) TDD
6 23 (16.08%) C#
6 23 (16.08%) User Stories
7 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 22 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (14.69%) ISEB
9 20 (13.99%) .NET
9 20 (13.99%) BDD
10 18 (12.59%) Oracle
10 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
11 17 (11.89%) Project Management
11 17 (11.89%) Test Automation
12 16 (11.19%) Banking
12 16 (11.19%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (10.49%) Retail
14 14 (9.79%) Selenium
15 12 (8.39%) Web Services
15 12 (8.39%) Cucumber
16 11 (7.69%) HTML
16 11 (7.69%) PHP
16 11 (7.69%) Windows
16 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (7.69%) Resource Management
16 11 (7.69%) Change Control
17 10 (6.99%) MS Office

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (3.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.70%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.70%) Lync
3 1 (0.70%) Node.js
3 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) SAS
3 1 (0.70%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (6.99%) MS Office
2 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.10%) MS Project
4 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.80%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.80%) DVB
2 4 (2.80%) VLAN
3 3 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.10%) EIGRP
3 3 (2.10%) DMVPN
3 3 (2.10%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (2.10%) BGP
3 3 (2.10%) WLAN
3 3 (2.10%) SAN
3 3 (2.10%) DMZ
4 2 (1.40%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.70%) Intranet
5 1 (0.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.40%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.40%) DB2
5 2 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Selenium
2 12 (8.39%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.59%) SoapUI
3 8 (5.59%) JBehave
3 8 (5.59%) WebDriver
4 7 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.80%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.10%) JUnit
7 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.40%) Toad
7 2 (1.40%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.40%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.40%) JIRA
8 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.70%) WebSpeed
8 1 (0.70%) NUnit
8 1 (0.70%) Rational Rose
General
1 34 (23.78%) Finance
2 16 (11.19%) Banking
3 15 (10.49%) Retail
4 6 (4.20%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.80%) Legal
6 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (34.27%) Analyst
2 27 (18.88%) Tester
2 27 (18.88%) Test Analyst
3 20 (13.99%) Developer
4 14 (9.79%) Functional Tester
5 10 (6.99%) Manual Tester
6 9 (6.29%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.59%) Web Developer
8 7 (4.90%) DBA
8 7 (4.90%) SQL DBA
8 7 (4.90%) PMO Analyst
8 7 (4.90%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.20%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Services Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.80%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (2.80%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.80%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.99%) .NET
2 12 (8.39%) Web Services
3 11 (7.69%) HTML
4 8 (5.59%) XML
5 6 (4.20%) CSS
6 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.50%) HTML5
7 3 (2.10%) WCF
7 3 (2.10%) jQuery
8 2 (1.40%) XSLT
8 2 (1.40%) Middleware
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.70%) J2EE
9 1 (0.70%) ADO
9 1 (0.70%) JPA
9 1 (0.70%) LINQ
9 1 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.70%) REST
9 1 (0.70%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.59%) NHS
3 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.50%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.80%) MPEG
5 4 (2.80%) IPTV
5 4 (2.80%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.10%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.10%) Clustering
7 2 (1.40%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.40%) AS400
7 2 (1.40%) iSeries
7 2 (1.40%) STB
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
8 1 (0.70%) Open Source
8 1 (0.70%) Blog
8 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (2.80%) Linux
2 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.10%) UNIX
3 3 (2.10%) Android
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.98%) Scrum
2 28 (19.58%) Test Scripting
3 26 (18.18%) TDD
4 23 (16.08%) User Stories
5 22 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (13.99%) BDD
7 17 (11.89%) Test Automation
7 17 (11.89%) Project Management
8 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (7.69%) Resource Management
8 11 (7.69%) Change Control
9 10 (6.99%) Release Management
9 10 (6.99%) Project Planning
10 9 (6.29%) Business Analysis
10 9 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (5.59%) Validation
11 8 (5.59%) Service Management
11 8 (5.59%) Software Testing
11 8 (5.59%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.77%) SQL
2 26 (18.18%) Java
3 23 (16.08%) C#
4 11 (7.69%) PHP
5 8 (5.59%) Ruby
5 8 (5.59%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.20%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.50%) X++
8 4 (2.80%) C
8 4 (2.80%) Tcl
8 4 (2.80%) Perl
8 4 (2.80%) C++
9 3 (2.10%) VB
9 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.10%) Lisp
10 2 (1.40%) VB6
10 2 (1.40%) Python
11 1 (0.70%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 21 (14.69%) ISEB
2 6 (4.20%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.20%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.10%) CCNP
3 3 (2.10%) CCDP
3 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.70%) MCITP
5 1 (0.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.40%) BS25999
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.10%) OPNET
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 18 (12.59%) Oracle
1 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.50%) HP
3 3 (2.10%) BMC
3 3 (2.10%) SAP
3 3 (2.10%) Cisco
3 3 (2.10%) Motorola
3 3 (2.10%) Blue Coat
3 3 (2.10%) TippingPoint
3 3 (2.10%) F5
4 2 (1.40%) LexisNexis
4 2 (1.40%) Capita
4 2 (1.40%) IBM
4 2 (1.40%) JBoss
5 1 (0.70%) Progress
5 1 (0.70%) Sybase
5 1 (0.70%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.70%) Informatica
5 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.70%) Unica