The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 77 44
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -33
Contract jobs citing QA 73 46 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.99% 2.11% 3.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.11% 31.51% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 28 64
Average daily rate
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£320 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £33.17 - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
QA
England

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 Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
182 146 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.45% 6.71% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 83 103
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 2
Average hourly rate £17.67 £17.50 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.97% +23.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £15.90 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £16.43
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 Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

QA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

QA
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 within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
West Yorkshire +8 51 £325 -7.14% 21
South Yorkshire +15 13 £288 -5.73% 6
North Yorkshire -2 7 £308 -6.81% 10
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 56 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (30.81%) SQL
3 39 (22.67%) Finance
4 37 (21.51%) Test Scripting
5 32 (18.60%) Scrum
5 32 (18.60%) Java
6 31 (18.02%) TDD
7 24 (13.95%) ISEB
8 23 (13.37%) Project Management
9 22 (12.79%) BDD
10 21 (12.21%) Test Automation
10 21 (12.21%) User Stories
11 20 (11.63%) Oracle
12 19 (11.05%) C#
12 19 (11.05%) Cucumber
12 19 (11.05%) Selenium
13 18 (10.47%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (10.47%) HTML
13 18 (10.47%) Banking
14 17 (9.88%) SQL Server
15 16 (9.30%) .NET
15 16 (9.30%) Microsoft
16 15 (8.72%) Retail
17 14 (8.14%) PHP
17 14 (8.14%) Web Services
17 14 (8.14%) Functional Testing
18 13 (7.56%) Business Analysis
19 12 (6.98%) Service Management
19 12 (6.98%) MS Office
19 12 (6.98%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.16%) CMS
2 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.16%) SAS
2 2 (1.16%) Node.js
3 1 (0.58%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.58%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.58%) nginx
3 1 (0.58%) Apache
3 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (6.98%) MS Office
2 8 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.33%) MS Project
5 3 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.58%) SPSS
6 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.58%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.58%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.33%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.33%) DVB
2 4 (2.33%) VLAN
3 3 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.74%) BGP
3 3 (1.74%) DMVPN
3 3 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (1.74%) EIGRP
3 3 (1.74%) DMZ
3 3 (1.74%) WLAN
4 2 (1.16%) DNS
4 2 (1.16%) DHCP
4 2 (1.16%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.16%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.16%) PABX
5 1 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.58%) Firewall
5 1 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.33%) MySQL
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.74%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.16%) Redis
6 2 (1.16%) DB2
6 2 (1.16%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 19 (11.05%) Selenium
1 19 (11.05%) Cucumber
2 9 (5.23%) WebDriver
3 8 (4.65%) JBehave
3 8 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 7 (4.07%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (3.49%) JIRA
5 6 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.91%) TestDirector
6 5 (2.91%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.33%) Hudson
8 3 (1.74%) Subversion
8 3 (1.74%) Maven
8 3 (1.74%) JUnit
9 2 (1.16%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.16%) Toad
10 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.58%) WebSpeed
10 1 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 39 (22.67%) Finance
2 18 (10.47%) Banking
3 15 (8.72%) Retail
4 6 (3.49%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.33%) Legal
6 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Billing
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (37.21%) Analyst
2 38 (22.09%) Test Analyst
3 27 (15.70%) Tester
4 22 (12.79%) Developer
5 12 (6.98%) Business Analyst
6 11 (6.40%) Functional Tester
7 9 (5.23%) Automation Tester
7 9 (5.23%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.65%) QA Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Web Developer
9 7 (4.07%) Manual Tester
10 6 (3.49%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) PMO Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Service Manager
11 5 (2.91%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.91%) Services Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.91%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.33%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.33%) ScrumMaster
13 3 (1.74%) PMO Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.47%) HTML
2 16 (9.30%) .NET
3 14 (8.14%) Web Services
4 10 (5.81%) HTML5
5 9 (5.23%) XML
6 6 (3.49%) CSS
7 5 (2.91%) REST
8 4 (2.33%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.74%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.74%) Spring
9 3 (1.74%) Ajax
9 3 (1.74%) Spring MVC
9 3 (1.74%) Apache Flex
9 3 (1.74%) Spring Integration
9 3 (1.74%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.16%) Middleware
10 2 (1.16%) XSLT
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.16%) WCF
10 2 (1.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.07%) NHS
4 7 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.49%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.33%) MPEG
6 4 (2.33%) IPTV
6 4 (2.33%) Open Source
6 4 (2.33%) Video on Demand
6 4 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.74%) User Experience
7 3 (1.74%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.16%) iSeries
8 2 (1.16%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.16%) STB
8 2 (1.16%) AS400
8 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.98%) Windows
2 11 (6.40%) Linux
3 7 (4.07%) UNIX
4 6 (3.49%) Android
5 5 (2.91%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) AIX
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.51%) Test Scripting
3 32 (18.60%) Scrum
4 31 (18.02%) TDD
5 23 (13.37%) Project Management
6 22 (12.79%) BDD
7 21 (12.21%) Test Automation
7 21 (12.21%) User Stories
8 14 (8.14%) Functional Testing
9 13 (7.56%) Business Analysis
10 12 (6.98%) Release Management
10 12 (6.98%) Service Management
10 12 (6.98%) Change Control
11 11 (6.40%) ITIL
11 11 (6.40%) Resource Management
11 11 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (6.40%) Performance Testing
11 11 (6.40%) Project Planning
11 11 (6.40%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.81%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.81%) SQL
2 32 (18.60%) Java
3 19 (11.05%) C#
4 14 (8.14%) PHP
5 11 (6.40%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.23%) Ruby
7 5 (2.91%) X++
7 5 (2.91%) C++
7 5 (2.91%) C
8 4 (2.33%) Perl
8 4 (2.33%) Python
8 4 (2.33%) Tcl
9 3 (1.74%) Lisp
9 3 (1.74%) VB
9 3 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.16%) VB6
11 1 (0.58%) VBA
11 1 (0.58%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 24 (13.95%) ISEB
2 9 (5.23%) Degree
3 8 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.74%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.74%) CCDP
7 3 (1.74%) CCNP
8 2 (1.16%) CCNA
8 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.16%) BS25999
2 2 (1.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.74%) OPNET
2 3 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (1.16%) Control-M
3 2 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) Salt
4 1 (0.58%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 20 (11.63%) Oracle
2 16 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.23%) HP
4 5 (2.91%) BMC
5 3 (1.74%) Motorola
5 3 (1.74%) Cisco
5 3 (1.74%) IBM
5 3 (1.74%) Blue Coat
5 3 (1.74%) Capita
5 3 (1.74%) TippingPoint
5 3 (1.74%) F5
6 2 (1.16%) LexisNexis
6 2 (1.16%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.16%) JBoss
6 2 (1.16%) Sybase
6 2 (1.16%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.58%) SAP
7 1 (0.58%) Progress
7 1 (0.58%) Novell
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