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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 26 70
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +44
Contract jobs citing QA 83 86 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.96% 5.08% 2.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.58% 58.11% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £12.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+86.25% +19.40%
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
137 148 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 6.54% 8.74% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 105 54
Average daily rate £330 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £252 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.18 £12.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.15 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £13.35 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 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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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 -20 60 £325 +5.69% 15
Bradford -4 11 £425 +47.82% 6
Halifax -11 3 £465 +22.36% 1
Huddersfield - 1 £400 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 69 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (27.59%) TDD
3 43 (24.71%) Java
4 38 (21.84%) Project Management
4 38 (21.84%) Open Source
5 37 (21.26%) SQL
6 36 (20.69%) Finance
6 36 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (18.97%) BDD
8 32 (18.39%) Cucumber
9 29 (16.67%) Web Services
10 26 (14.94%) Ruby
11 24 (13.79%) Test Automation
11 24 (13.79%) Manual Testing
11 24 (13.79%) Oracle
12 23 (13.22%) XML
12 23 (13.22%) Microsoft
12 23 (13.22%) Selenium
13 22 (12.64%) Business Analysis
13 22 (12.64%) SQL Server
13 22 (12.64%) JavaScript
14 21 (12.07%) CSS
15 20 (11.49%) HTML
15 20 (11.49%) VMware
15 20 (11.49%) TeamCity
15 20 (11.49%) Git (software)
15 20 (11.49%) HTML5
15 20 (11.49%) Sass
16 19 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (9.77%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.87%) Node.js
3 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.72%) MS Office
3 2 (1.15%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.30%) BGP
2 3 (1.72%) MPLS
2 3 (1.72%) OSPF
2 3 (1.72%) RSVP
2 3 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (1.72%) Junos
3 2 (1.15%) DMZ
4 1 (0.57%) Internet
4 1 (0.57%) DNS
4 1 (0.57%) SAN
4 1 (0.57%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.57%) Network Security
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.77%) NoSQL
3 16 (9.20%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.15%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.15%) DataStage
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.57%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.57%) Redis
10 1 (0.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (18.39%) Cucumber
2 23 (13.22%) Selenium
3 20 (11.49%) TeamCity
3 20 (11.49%) Git (software)
4 17 (9.77%) Capybara
4 17 (9.77%) IntelliJ
5 12 (6.90%) HP UFT
5 12 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (5.75%) SpecFlow
6 10 (5.75%) NUnit
7 8 (4.60%) WATIR
7 8 (4.60%) Sahi
8 7 (4.02%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.30%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.30%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.72%) Hudson
10 3 (1.72%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.72%) JUnit
10 3 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 36 (20.69%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Banking
2 7 (4.02%) Retail
3 3 (1.72%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Law
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (31.03%) Analyst
2 35 (20.11%) Developer
3 33 (18.97%) Test Analyst
4 22 (12.64%) Tester
5 18 (10.34%) Ruby Developer
6 12 (6.90%) Business Analyst
7 11 (6.32%) QA Analyst
8 7 (4.02%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (3.45%) Database Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Technical Leader
10 5 (2.87%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.87%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.30%) Implementation Manager
11 4 (2.30%) QA Engineer
11 4 (2.30%) Test Leader
11 4 (2.30%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (2.30%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (2.30%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (2.30%) QA Specialist
12 3 (1.72%) Capacity Management Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.67%) Web Services
2 23 (13.22%) XML
3 21 (12.07%) CSS
4 20 (11.49%) HTML
4 20 (11.49%) HTML5
4 20 (11.49%) Sass
5 18 (10.34%) .NET
6 17 (9.77%) Sinatra
6 17 (9.77%) CSS3
6 17 (9.77%) RESTful
7 4 (2.30%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.30%) SOAP
8 3 (1.72%) ADO
8 3 (1.72%) Application Packaging
8 3 (1.72%) jQuery
8 3 (1.72%) Mustache
9 2 (1.15%) Vaadin
9 2 (1.15%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.15%) Apache Jena
9 2 (1.15%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.17%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.87%) NHS
3 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.15%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.15%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.15%) Chemistry
4 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.15%) Ontologies
5 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.57%) Clustering
5 1 (0.57%) DataPower
5 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.17%) Windows
2 8 (4.60%) Android
2 8 (4.60%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.30%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.15%) UNIX
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
6 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (27.59%) TDD
3 38 (21.84%) Project Management
3 38 (21.84%) Open Source
4 36 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (18.97%) BDD
6 24 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 24 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 22 (12.64%) Business Analysis
8 19 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (10.34%) Pair Programming
9 18 (10.34%) Web Design
9 18 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
10 17 (9.77%) Scrum
10 17 (9.77%) Automated Testing
10 17 (9.77%) ITIL
10 17 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (9.20%) Change Management
12 15 (8.62%) Automation Testing
13 14 (8.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.71%) Java
2 37 (21.26%) SQL
3 26 (14.94%) Ruby
4 22 (12.64%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.90%) C#
6 10 (5.75%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.02%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.72%) VB6
8 3 (1.72%) VB
8 3 (1.72%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.15%) ABAP
9 2 (1.15%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.57%) Scala
10 1 (0.57%) Clojure
10 1 (0.57%) Groovy
10 1 (0.57%) VBScript
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (9.77%) ISEB
1 17 (9.77%) Degree
2 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.60%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.72%) CCIE
5 3 (1.72%) CCNP
5 3 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.72%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.72%) JNCIP
5 3 (1.72%) JNCIE
6 2 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.57%) MCITP
7 1 (0.57%) CCNA
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) HL7
2 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.57%) vSphere
2 1 (0.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (9.77%) Graylog
2 4 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.72%) OpenView
4 1 (0.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (13.79%) Oracle
2 23 (13.22%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.49%) VMware
4 17 (9.77%) Akamai
4 17 (9.77%) New Relic
5 7 (4.02%) HP
6 5 (2.87%) SAP
6 5 (2.87%) Cisco
7 3 (1.72%) IBM
7 3 (1.72%) Juniper
7 3 (1.72%) Remedy
8 2 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.15%) F5
9 1 (0.57%) Brocade
9 1 (0.57%) TippingPoint
9 1 (0.57%) Imperva
9 1 (0.57%) Progress
9 1 (0.57%) NetApp
9 1 (0.57%) Apple
9 1 (0.57%) iSOFT
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