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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 40 74
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +34
Contract jobs citing QA 98 102 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.37% 3.98% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.55% 53.13% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 81 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £213 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -17.30%
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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
183 192 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.30% 7.50% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 131 71
Average daily rate £315 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £218 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £10.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +33.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £10.00 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £28.25 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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
West Yorkshire -15 81 £335 +11.66% 26
North Yorkshire +1 6 £320 +16.36% 4
South Yorkshire -21 4 - - 4
East Yorkshire +3 2 £325 +62.50% 1
Humberside -1 1 £325 -
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 64 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.87%) Finance
3 42 (22.34%) Project Management
3 42 (22.34%) Java
3 42 (22.34%) SQL
4 39 (20.74%) TDD
5 32 (17.02%) Open Source
6 31 (16.49%) Cucumber
7 29 (15.43%) Oracle
7 29 (15.43%) Web Services
8 28 (14.89%) Manual Testing
9 27 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (13.83%) Ruby
10 26 (13.83%) Selenium
11 25 (13.30%) CSS
11 25 (13.30%) JavaScript
11 25 (13.30%) HTML
12 23 (12.23%) ITIL
12 23 (12.23%) ISEB
12 23 (12.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (11.70%) Business Analysis
13 22 (11.70%) XML
13 22 (11.70%) BDD
14 21 (11.17%) .NET
14 21 (11.17%) Degree
15 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
15 20 (10.64%) Git (software)
16 19 (10.11%) TeamCity
16 19 (10.11%) HTML5
16 19 (10.11%) Continuous Improvement

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 16 (8.51%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (3.19%) Node.js
3 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.60%) Apache
5 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.06%) JBoss
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.13%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) SaaS
2 2 (1.06%) PaaS
2 2 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.53%) Route 53
3 1 (0.53%) GitHub
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.13%) BGP
2 3 (1.60%) Junos
2 3 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (1.60%) RSVP
2 3 (1.60%) MPLS
2 3 (1.60%) OSPF
3 2 (1.06%) DMZ
3 2 (1.06%) Internet
3 2 (1.06%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.53%) Network Security
4 1 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.53%) ISDN
4 1 (0.53%) LAN
4 1 (0.53%) WAN
4 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.38%) MongoDB
2 12 (6.38%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.60%) MySQL
6 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.06%) Redis
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.53%) Big Data
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.53%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 31 (16.49%) Cucumber
2 26 (13.83%) Selenium
3 20 (10.64%) Git (software)
4 19 (10.11%) TeamCity
5 17 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (9.04%) IntelliJ
6 16 (8.51%) Capybara
7 11 (5.85%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (5.32%) SpecFlow
9 8 (4.26%) WATIR
9 8 (4.26%) Sahi
10 7 (3.72%) Jenkins
10 7 (3.72%) Visual Studio
11 6 (3.19%) JUnit
11 6 (3.19%) Maven
11 6 (3.19%) NUnit
12 5 (2.66%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.66%) Subversion
13 4 (2.13%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 43 (22.87%) Finance
2 15 (7.98%) Retail
3 6 (3.19%) Banking
4 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Billing
6 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (34.04%) Analyst
2 43 (22.87%) Test Analyst
3 36 (19.15%) Developer
4 27 (14.36%) Tester
5 17 (9.04%) Ruby Developer
6 12 (6.38%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.32%) QA Analyst
8 7 (3.72%) Test Manager
9 5 (2.66%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) Ab Initio Developer
9 5 (2.66%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.13%) QA Manager
10 4 (2.13%) Administrator
10 4 (2.13%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (2.13%) QA Specialist
11 3 (1.60%) Capacity Management Specialist
11 3 (1.60%) VB Programmer
11 3 (1.60%) Agile Tester
11 3 (1.60%) Test Leader
11 3 (1.60%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.43%) Web Services
2 25 (13.30%) CSS
2 25 (13.30%) HTML
3 22 (11.70%) XML
4 21 (11.17%) .NET
5 19 (10.11%) HTML5
5 19 (10.11%) Sass
6 16 (8.51%) CSS3
6 16 (8.51%) Sinatra
7 14 (7.45%) RESTful
8 7 (3.72%) Middleware
9 6 (3.19%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.66%) SOAP
11 4 (2.13%) Gherkin
12 3 (1.60%) Mustache
12 3 (1.60%) Application Packaging
12 3 (1.60%) jQuery
12 3 (1.60%) WCF
12 3 (1.60%) ADO
13 2 (1.06%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.79%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.66%) Reference Data
3 5 (2.66%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.66%) NHS
4 4 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.06%) Ontologies
6 2 (1.06%) Chemistry
6 2 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.06%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) DataPower
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) Physics
7 1 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.91%) Windows
2 11 (5.85%) Android
3 8 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.19%) Linux
5 4 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.60%) UNIX
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.53%) Solaris
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (22.34%) Project Management
3 39 (20.74%) TDD
4 32 (17.02%) Open Source
5 28 (14.89%) Manual Testing
6 27 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (12.23%) ITIL
7 23 (12.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (11.70%) Business Analysis
8 22 (11.70%) BDD
9 19 (10.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (9.57%) Pair Programming
10 18 (9.57%) Test Automation
10 18 (9.57%) Mentoring
11 17 (9.04%) Test Scripting
11 17 (9.04%) Responsive Web Design
11 17 (9.04%) Automated Testing
11 17 (9.04%) Web Design
11 17 (9.04%) Change Management
12 16 (8.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.34%) Java
1 42 (22.34%) SQL
2 26 (13.83%) Ruby
3 25 (13.30%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.91%) C#
5 7 (3.72%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.66%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.13%) PHP
8 3 (1.60%) VB6
8 3 (1.60%) Python
8 3 (1.60%) C++
8 3 (1.60%) VB
8 3 (1.60%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.06%) ABAP
9 2 (1.06%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.53%) Clojure
10 1 (0.53%) Scala
10 1 (0.53%) Groovy
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (12.23%) ISEB
2 21 (11.17%) Degree
3 12 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.32%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.60%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.60%) JNCIP
6 3 (1.60%) JNCIE
6 3 (1.60%) CCIE
6 3 (1.60%) CCNP
7 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.53%) MCITP
8 1 (0.53%) CCNA
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.53%) HL7
2 1 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) vSphere
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (8.51%) Graylog
2 5 (2.66%) Puppet
2 5 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.13%) OpenView
4 3 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.53%) Salt
5 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 29 (15.43%) Oracle
2 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 19 (10.11%) VMware
4 16 (8.51%) Akamai
4 16 (8.51%) New Relic
5 9 (4.79%) HP
6 6 (3.19%) Cisco
7 5 (2.66%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.60%) Remedy
8 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.60%) Juniper
9 2 (1.06%) Apple
9 2 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.06%) SAP
9 2 (1.06%) F5
10 1 (0.53%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.53%) Percona
10 1 (0.53%) Imperva
10 1 (0.53%) TippingPoint
10 1 (0.53%) Polycom
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