The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 142 146 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.17% 0.068% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.072% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £329 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.18% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2807 2790 2408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 95.93% 95.32% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1931 1754 1526
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 131 126
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.02 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the Yorkshire region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
South Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
West Yorkshire -6 2 - - 6
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
6 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (12.50%) Burp Suite
6 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Appium
6 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) Appium
4 1 (12.50%) Burp Suite
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
4 1 (12.50%) RSpec
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle