The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Yorkshire region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / Yorkshire
Rank 122 139 125
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.046% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+21.25% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2123 2724 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.76% 95.98% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 1788 1611
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 109 123
Median hourly rate £12.75 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Yorkshire region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +20 1 - - 1
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Game Development
3 1 (25.00%) Xbox
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Game Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA