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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 53 38 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.23% 2.57% 3.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.32% 40.86% 59.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 46
Average daily rate
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£323 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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
112 93 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 6.82% 6.30% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 50 73
Average daily rate £360 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £208 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £732 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +14 34 £320 -20.00% 14
Bradford 0 7 £250 -16.66% 2
Halifax -9 3 £338 +5.46% 4
Huddersfield - - - -
Brighouse - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (28.99%) SQL
3 33 (23.91%) Finance
4 29 (21.01%) Test Scripting
5 26 (18.84%) Scrum
6 25 (18.12%) Java
7 23 (16.67%) TDD
8 22 (15.94%) ISEB
9 20 (14.49%) User Stories
10 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
10 19 (13.77%) C#
11 17 (12.32%) Oracle
11 17 (12.32%) SQL Server
11 17 (12.32%) Project Management
11 17 (12.32%) BDD
12 16 (11.59%) .NET
13 15 (10.87%) Banking
13 15 (10.87%) Retail
13 15 (10.87%) Selenium
14 14 (10.14%) Functional Testing
14 14 (10.14%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (9.42%) Cucumber
15 13 (9.42%) HTML
15 13 (9.42%) Web Services
16 12 (8.70%) PHP
16 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
17 11 (7.97%) Release Management
17 11 (7.97%) Resource Management
17 11 (7.97%) Change Control
18 10 (7.25%) Project Planning

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.45%) Node.js
2 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.72%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) SAS
3 1 (0.72%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) MS Office
2 6 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.17%) MS Project
5 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.72%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.90%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.90%) DVB
2 4 (2.90%) VLAN
3 3 (2.17%) BGP
3 3 (2.17%) EIGRP
3 3 (2.17%) DMZ
3 3 (2.17%) WLAN
3 3 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (2.17%) DMVPN
3 3 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.45%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.72%) ATM
5 1 (0.72%) LDAP
5 1 (0.72%) Intranet
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) DNS
5 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.45%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.45%) DB2
5 2 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.45%) MySQL
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.72%) SimpleDB
6 1 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.72%) Redis
6 1 (0.72%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (10.87%) Selenium
2 13 (9.42%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.52%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.80%) JBehave
4 8 (5.80%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.62%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (2.17%) JIRA
7 3 (2.17%) JUnit
8 2 (1.45%) Toad
8 2 (1.45%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.45%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.72%) NUnit
9 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.72%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.72%) WebSpeed
9 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (23.91%) Finance
2 15 (10.87%) Banking
2 15 (10.87%) Retail
3 6 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Legal
5 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (34.06%) Analyst
2 28 (20.29%) Test Analyst
3 26 (18.84%) Tester
4 17 (12.32%) Developer
5 11 (7.97%) Functional Tester
6 9 (6.52%) Automation Tester
7 8 (5.80%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.07%) Manual Tester
8 7 (5.07%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) Service Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Services Delivery Manager
11 4 (2.90%) ScrumMaster
12 3 (2.17%) PMO Assistant
12 3 (2.17%) Functional Test Analyst
12 3 (2.17%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.59%) .NET
2 13 (9.42%) HTML
2 13 (9.42%) Web Services
3 9 (6.52%) XML
4 6 (4.35%) CSS
5 5 (3.62%) HTML5
6 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.45%) REST
7 2 (1.45%) Middleware
7 2 (1.45%) SOAP
7 2 (1.45%) XSLT
7 2 (1.45%) WCF
7 2 (1.45%) jQuery
8 1 (0.72%) ADO
8 1 (0.72%) JSP
8 1 (0.72%) Servlets
8 1 (0.72%) J2EE
8 1 (0.72%) POSIX
8 1 (0.72%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.07%) NHS
3 6 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.90%) Video on Demand
4 4 (2.90%) MPEG
4 4 (2.90%) IPTV
5 3 (2.17%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.45%) User Experience
6 2 (1.45%) iSeries
6 2 (1.45%) STB
6 2 (1.45%) AS400
6 2 (1.45%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.72%) Blog
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.80%) Windows
2 6 (4.35%) Linux
3 5 (3.62%) UNIX
3 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.01%) Test Scripting
3 26 (18.84%) Scrum
4 23 (16.67%) TDD
5 20 (14.49%) User Stories
6 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
7 17 (12.32%) Project Management
7 17 (12.32%) BDD
8 14 (10.14%) Functional Testing
9 11 (7.97%) Release Management
9 11 (7.97%) Resource Management
9 11 (7.97%) Change Control
10 10 (7.25%) Project Planning
11 9 (6.52%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.52%) Business Analysis
11 9 (6.52%) Software Testing
11 9 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.80%) Service Management
12 8 (5.80%) Migration
12 8 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.99%) SQL
2 25 (18.12%) Java
3 19 (13.77%) C#
4 12 (8.70%) PHP
5 9 (6.52%) Ruby
5 9 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.62%) X++
6 5 (3.62%) C++
7 4 (2.90%) Tcl
7 4 (2.90%) C
7 4 (2.90%) Perl
8 3 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.17%) VB
8 3 (2.17%) Python
8 3 (2.17%) Lisp
9 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.45%) VB6
10 1 (0.72%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (0.72%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (15.94%) ISEB
2 7 (5.07%) Degree
2 7 (5.07%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.17%) CCNP
4 3 (2.17%) CCDP
4 3 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.45%) BS25999
2 2 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.17%) OPNET
2 3 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.72%) Puppet
4 1 (0.72%) Salt
4 1 (0.72%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (12.32%) Oracle
2 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.35%) HP
4 3 (2.17%) Blue Coat
4 3 (2.17%) BMC
4 3 (2.17%) Motorola
4 3 (2.17%) Cisco
4 3 (2.17%) IBM
4 3 (2.17%) F5
4 3 (2.17%) TippingPoint
5 2 (1.45%) LexisNexis
5 2 (1.45%) JBoss
5 2 (1.45%) Sybase
5 2 (1.45%) SAP
5 2 (1.45%) Capita
6 1 (0.72%) Unica
6 1 (0.72%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.72%) Progress
6 1 (0.72%) Novell
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