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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 82 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 4.18% 3.29% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.23% 46.09% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 43 27
Average daily rate
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£363 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.00% -13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £247 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.72 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £16.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+96.50% -40.18%
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
157 128 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.00% 7.15% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 77 48
Average daily rate £335 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £438 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Average hourly rate £11.86 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £13.40 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £15.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -5 54 £350 +25.00% 14
Bradford -6 16 £375 - 3
Halifax -3 3 £430 +43.33% 2
Huddersfield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Bingley - - - -
QA
Yorkshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 48 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (28.17%) Java
3 36 (25.35%) SQL
4 35 (24.65%) Finance
5 31 (21.83%) Web Services
6 29 (20.42%) TDD
6 29 (20.42%) Open Source
7 28 (19.72%) Project Management
8 23 (16.20%) CSS
9 22 (15.49%) HTML
9 22 (15.49%) Ruby
10 21 (14.79%) XML
10 21 (14.79%) Oracle
10 21 (14.79%) Cucumber
11 20 (14.08%) JavaScript
11 20 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (13.38%) RESTful
13 18 (12.68%) ISEB
14 17 (11.97%) .NET
14 17 (11.97%) HTML5
15 16 (11.27%) Business Analysis
16 15 (10.56%) Change Management
16 15 (10.56%) Service Management
16 15 (10.56%) BDD
16 15 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (10.56%) Sass
17 14 (9.86%) MongoDB
17 14 (9.86%) NoSQL
17 14 (9.86%) Test Automation
17 14 (9.86%) Git (software)

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (8.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (4.23%) Node.js
3 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.70%) nginx
4 1 (0.70%) Lync
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.82%) MS Office
3 3 (2.11%) MS Project
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.41%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.70%) Route 53
1 1 (0.70%) GitHub
1 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) BGP
2 3 (2.11%) RSVP
2 3 (2.11%) WAN
2 3 (2.11%) MPLS
2 3 (2.11%) OSPF
2 3 (2.11%) LAN
2 3 (2.11%) Junos
2 3 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (1.41%) GPRS
3 2 (1.41%) DNS
4 1 (0.70%) SAN
4 1 (0.70%) DMZ
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
4 1 (0.70%) ISDN
4 1 (0.70%) WLAN
4 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.70%) Firewall
4 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.70%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.86%) MongoDB
1 14 (9.86%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.63%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.41%) Redis
5 1 (0.70%) Big Data
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (14.79%) Cucumber
2 14 (9.86%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.45%) Selenium
3 12 (8.45%) TeamCity
3 12 (8.45%) IntelliJ
3 12 (8.45%) Capybara
4 11 (7.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (5.63%) Sahi
6 8 (5.63%) WATIR
7 6 (4.23%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.52%) Hudson
8 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.52%) Subversion
8 5 (3.52%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.52%) JUnit
9 4 (2.82%) JProfiler
10 2 (1.41%) Maven
10 2 (1.41%) JMeter
10 2 (1.41%) LoadUI
General
1 35 (24.65%) Finance
2 8 (5.63%) Retail
3 5 (3.52%) Banking
4 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 53 (37.32%) Analyst
2 33 (23.24%) Test Analyst
3 27 (19.01%) Developer
4 21 (14.79%) Tester
5 14 (9.86%) Business Analyst
6 13 (9.15%) Ruby Developer
7 10 (7.04%) QA Analyst
8 7 (4.93%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.23%) Financial Business Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) QA Tester
10 5 (3.52%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) QA Manager
10 5 (3.52%) Android Developer
10 5 (3.52%) Web Tester
11 4 (2.82%) QA Specialist
11 4 (2.82%) Web Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.11%) Senior Tester
12 3 (2.11%) Infrastructure Manager
12 3 (2.11%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.83%) Web Services
2 23 (16.20%) CSS
3 22 (15.49%) HTML
4 21 (14.79%) XML
5 19 (13.38%) RESTful
6 17 (11.97%) HTML5
6 17 (11.97%) .NET
7 15 (10.56%) Sass
8 12 (8.45%) Sinatra
8 12 (8.45%) CSS3
9 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET
10 6 (4.23%) SOAP
11 5 (3.52%) JSON
11 5 (3.52%) jQuery
11 5 (3.52%) OAuth
11 5 (3.52%) OAuth2
12 4 (2.82%) Apache Jena
12 4 (2.82%) Vaadin
12 4 (2.82%) GWT
12 4 (2.82%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.42%) Open Source
2 9 (6.34%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.52%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.82%) Ontologies
4 4 (2.82%) Chemistry
4 4 (2.82%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.41%) User Experience
5 2 (1.41%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.41%) NHS
5 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) Clustering
6 1 (0.70%) PKI
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
6 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Android
2 8 (5.63%) Windows
3 7 (4.93%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.41%) UNIX
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.70%) Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.42%) TDD
3 28 (19.72%) Project Management
4 20 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (11.27%) Business Analysis
6 15 (10.56%) Service Management
6 15 (10.56%) Change Management
6 15 (10.56%) BDD
6 15 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (9.86%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.15%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (9.15%) Manual Testing
8 13 (9.15%) ITIL
8 13 (9.15%) SOA
8 13 (9.15%) Pair Programming
8 13 (9.15%) Web Design
9 12 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (8.45%) Automated Testing
9 12 (8.45%) Release Management
10 11 (7.75%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.17%) Java
2 36 (25.35%) SQL
3 22 (15.49%) Ruby
4 20 (14.08%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.93%) C#
6 6 (4.23%) Python
7 5 (3.52%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.82%) SPARQL
9 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.41%) VB6
10 2 (1.41%) PHP
10 2 (1.41%) VBScript
10 2 (1.41%) VB
10 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.41%) ABAP
11 1 (0.70%) C++
11 1 (0.70%) Perl
11 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.70%) Lisp
11 1 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (12.68%) ISEB
2 14 (9.86%) Degree
3 7 (4.93%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.23%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.82%) CCNP
5 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.11%) JNCIP
6 3 (2.11%) JNCIE
6 3 (2.11%) CCIE
6 3 (2.11%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) HL7
2 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.11%) Firmware
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.70%) UAG
3 1 (0.70%) Docker
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (8.45%) Graylog
2 3 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.11%) OpenView
3 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.70%) Salt
4 1 (0.70%) OPNET
4 1 (0.70%) SCCM
4 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (14.79%) Oracle
2 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.86%) VMware
3 12 (8.45%) Akamai
3 12 (8.45%) New Relic
4 8 (5.63%) HP
5 5 (3.52%) Cisco
6 4 (2.82%) Remedy
7 3 (2.11%) Juniper
8 2 (1.41%) Apple
8 2 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.41%) SAP
8 2 (1.41%) F5
9 1 (0.70%) Percona
9 1 (0.70%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.70%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.70%) Polycom
9 1 (0.70%) Tandberg
9 1 (0.70%) TippingPoint
9 1 (0.70%) Imperva
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 - 6 months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £320 to £380 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £340 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago