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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 46 69
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Contract jobs citing QA 88 83 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.75% 3.51% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.83% 41.50% 35.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 31
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£380 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £439 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £50.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.00% +270.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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
184 200 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 5.74% 8.46% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 127 87
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £272 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 16
Average hourly rate £11.67 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 75 £385 +18.46% 22
South Yorkshire -22 5 - - 10
North Yorkshire -9 4 - - 9
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 62 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (19.78%) SQL
3 33 (18.13%) Finance
4 31 (17.03%) TDD
4 31 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (16.48%) Project Management
5 30 (16.48%) SQL Server
6 26 (14.29%) Java
6 26 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 25 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (13.19%) JavaScript
9 23 (12.64%) CSS
9 23 (12.64%) Cucumber
9 23 (12.64%) BDD
10 22 (12.09%) Business Analysis
11 21 (11.54%) Selenium
12 20 (10.99%) Open Source
12 20 (10.99%) Manual Testing
13 19 (10.44%) Test Scripting
13 19 (10.44%) Scrum
13 19 (10.44%) XML
14 18 (9.89%) T-SQL
14 18 (9.89%) .NET
14 18 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (9.89%) VMware
15 17 (9.34%) HTML
15 17 (9.34%) ITIL
15 17 (9.34%) Mentoring
16 16 (8.79%) Test Automation
16 16 (8.79%) C#

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 11 (6.04%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.10%) JBoss
3 2 (1.10%) Apache
3 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.55%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.10%) MS Project
3 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.10%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) SaaS
2 2 (1.10%) PaaS
2 2 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) BGP
1 2 (1.10%) DMZ
2 1 (0.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) MPLS
2 1 (0.55%) OSPF
2 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.55%) DNS
2 1 (0.55%) SAN
2 1 (0.55%) EIGRP
2 1 (0.55%) RSVP
2 1 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.55%) Network Security
2 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.55%) Junos
2 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.30%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.75%) MySQL
6 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.10%) DataStage
9 2 (1.10%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.55%) Redis
10 1 (0.55%) Big Data
10 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 23 (12.64%) Cucumber
2 21 (11.54%) Selenium
3 15 (8.24%) Git (software)
4 14 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 13 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (6.59%) IntelliJ
7 11 (6.04%) NUnit
7 11 (6.04%) SpecFlow
7 11 (6.04%) Capybara
8 9 (4.95%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.75%) Maven
9 5 (2.75%) JIRA
9 5 (2.75%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.75%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.65%) MSI
10 3 (1.65%) JUnit
10 3 (1.65%) JMeter
11 2 (1.10%) AdminStudio
11 2 (1.10%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 33 (18.13%) Finance
2 13 (7.14%) Retail
3 10 (5.49%) Banking
4 5 (2.75%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.10%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (32.42%) Analyst
2 31 (17.03%) Test Analyst
2 31 (17.03%) Developer
3 17 (9.34%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.14%) Tester
5 11 (6.04%) Ruby Developer
6 9 (4.95%) Test Manager
7 7 (3.85%) Database Developer
8 6 (3.30%) QA Analyst
8 6 (3.30%) Architect
8 6 (3.30%) Technical Leader
9 4 (2.20%) Test Leader
9 4 (2.20%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (2.20%) QA Specialist
9 4 (2.20%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.20%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.20%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.20%) Financial Business Analyst
9 4 (2.20%) PHP Developer
9 4 (2.20%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.64%) CSS
2 19 (10.44%) XML
3 18 (9.89%) .NET
4 17 (9.34%) HTML
5 15 (8.24%) HTML5
6 14 (7.69%) Sass
7 12 (6.59%) Web Services
8 11 (6.04%) Sinatra
8 11 (6.04%) CSS3
9 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.30%) RESTful
11 5 (2.75%) Gherkin
11 5 (2.75%) Application Packaging
12 2 (1.10%) Middleware
12 2 (1.10%) SOAP
12 2 (1.10%) ADO
13 1 (0.55%) J2EE
13 1 (0.55%) JSON
13 1 (0.55%) XSD
13 1 (0.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.40%) NHS
2 5 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.65%) GIS
3 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.10%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.10%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.55%) DataPower
5 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.55%) User Experience
5 1 (0.55%) Clustering
5 1 (0.55%) Equities
5 1 (0.55%) IVR
5 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.49%) Windows
2 5 (2.75%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.20%) Linux
4 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.10%) UNIX
5 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.10%) Android
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Solaris
6 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.03%) TDD
2 31 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 30 (16.48%) Project Management
4 25 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (12.64%) BDD
6 22 (12.09%) Business Analysis
7 20 (10.99%) Manual Testing
7 20 (10.99%) Open Source
8 19 (10.44%) Test Scripting
8 19 (10.44%) Scrum
9 18 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (9.34%) ITIL
10 17 (9.34%) Mentoring
11 16 (8.79%) Test Automation
12 15 (8.24%) E-Commerce
13 14 (7.69%) Change Management
13 14 (7.69%) SDLC
14 13 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.78%) SQL
2 26 (14.29%) Java
3 24 (13.19%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.89%) T-SQL
5 16 (8.79%) C#
6 14 (7.69%) Ruby
7 10 (5.49%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.30%) PHP
9 3 (1.65%) VB
10 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.10%) ABAP
10 2 (1.10%) VB6
11 1 (0.55%) Scala
11 1 (0.55%) Clojure
11 1 (0.55%) Groovy
11 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.55%) C++
11 1 (0.55%) VBScript
11 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (8.79%) Degree
2 12 (6.59%) ISEB
3 11 (6.04%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.30%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.55%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.55%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.55%) MCITP
8 1 (0.55%) HNC
8 1 (0.55%) CCIE
8 1 (0.55%) CCNP
8 1 (0.55%) CCNA
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) HL7
4 1 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.10%) XenApp
3 1 (0.55%) vSphere
3 1 (0.55%) Docker
3 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (6.04%) Graylog
2 4 (2.20%) Puppet
2 4 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.65%) OpenView
3 3 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.10%) SCCM
5 1 (0.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.89%) VMware
3 14 (7.69%) Oracle
4 11 (6.04%) Akamai
4 11 (6.04%) New Relic
5 9 (4.95%) HP
6 5 (2.75%) SAP
7 3 (1.65%) Cisco
7 3 (1.65%) IBM
7 3 (1.65%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.10%) Citrix
8 2 (1.10%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.55%) Juniper
9 1 (0.55%) NetApp
9 1 (0.55%) Progress
9 1 (0.55%) iSOFT
9 1 (0.55%) Remedy
9 1 (0.55%) Brocade
9 1 (0.55%) TippingPoint
9 1 (0.55%) SaltStack
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
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TRG
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Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago