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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - - 115
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - - 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
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
2797 3018 2258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.68% 95.42% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1826 2035 1360
Median daily rate £380 £351 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 151 121
Median hourly rate £13.28 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.43 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £38.40 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Selenium
4 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA
5 3 (27.27%) Scala
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Maven
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 2 (18.18%) New Relic
6 2 (18.18%) VisualVM
6 2 (18.18%) YourKit
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) AppDynamics
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
6 2 (18.18%) CoffeeScript

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (9.09%) Base SAS
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Maven
4 2 (18.18%) ERwin
4 2 (18.18%) Gatling
4 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) JMeter
4 2 (18.18%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
4 2 (18.18%) The Grinder
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) VisualVM
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) YourKit
5 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
5 1 (9.09%) RSpec
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
1 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) BDD
2 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Scala
3 2 (18.18%) CoffeeScript
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) VBA
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) BC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) SAS Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) AppDynamics
3 2 (18.18%) Dynatrace
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Informatica
3 2 (18.18%) New Relic
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft