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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 111 75 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.82% 2.95% 2.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.37% 46.30% 32.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 58 28
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£350 £286 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.59% -10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £213 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 - £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 - £24.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +8.69%
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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
208 162 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.16% 6.38% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 104 75
Average daily rate £325 £330 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £215 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £10.00 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.95 £25.00 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +9 89 £350 +19.65% 25
South Yorkshire -5 10 £281 -19.64% 3
North Yorkshire +4 7 £268 +7.00% 8
East Yorkshire +2 2 £400 +100.00%
Humberside +1 1 £325 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 61 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.57%) Finance
3 44 (25.00%) Java
4 40 (22.73%) SQL
5 33 (18.75%) Project Management
5 33 (18.75%) Web Services
5 33 (18.75%) TDD
6 31 (17.61%) Open Source
7 28 (15.91%) CSS
7 28 (15.91%) HTML
8 25 (14.20%) JavaScript
9 24 (13.64%) Oracle
10 23 (13.07%) Ruby
10 23 (13.07%) Cucumber
11 22 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (12.50%) Business Analysis
11 22 (12.50%) XML
12 21 (11.93%) ISEB
13 20 (11.36%) RESTful
14 19 (10.80%) HTML5
14 19 (10.80%) Manual Testing
14 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
14 19 (10.80%) Degree
15 18 (10.23%) .NET
15 18 (10.23%) BDD
16 17 (9.66%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (9.66%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (9.66%) Test Automation
16 17 (9.66%) Selenium
17 16 (9.09%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (7.39%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (3.41%) Node.js
3 3 (1.70%) Apache
3 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.14%) JBoss
4 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.14%) nginx
5 1 (0.57%) CICS
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.27%) MS Office
3 3 (1.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) Simulink
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.70%) SaaS
2 2 (1.14%) PaaS
2 2 (1.14%) IaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Route 53
3 1 (0.57%) GitHub
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.70%) Junos
1 3 (1.70%) MPLS
1 3 (1.70%) OSPF
1 3 (1.70%) BGP
1 3 (1.70%) RSVP
1 3 (1.70%) LAN
1 3 (1.70%) WAN
1 3 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (1.14%) GPRS
3 1 (0.57%) FlexRay
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) ISDN
3 1 (0.57%) DNS
3 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.52%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.70%) MySQL
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.14%) Redis
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Adabas
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (13.07%) Cucumber
2 17 (9.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (9.66%) Selenium
3 16 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 14 (7.95%) IntelliJ
5 13 (7.39%) TeamCity
5 13 (7.39%) Capybara
6 10 (5.68%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (5.11%) Jenkins
8 8 (4.55%) WATIR
8 8 (4.55%) JUnit
8 8 (4.55%) Sahi
9 7 (3.98%) Subversion
10 6 (3.41%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.41%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.41%) Hudson
10 6 (3.41%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.84%) Maven
12 4 (2.27%) JIRA
12 4 (2.27%) JProfiler
General
1 45 (25.57%) Finance
2 14 (7.95%) Retail
3 5 (2.84%) Banking
4 3 (1.70%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.14%) Automotive
5 2 (1.14%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 63 (35.80%) Analyst
2 38 (21.59%) Developer
3 37 (21.02%) Test Analyst
4 24 (13.64%) Tester
5 18 (10.23%) Business Analyst
6 14 (7.95%) Ruby Developer
7 10 (5.68%) QA Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) Test Manager
9 5 (2.84%) Android Developer
9 5 (2.84%) Financial Business Analyst
9 5 (2.84%) Ab Initio Developer
9 5 (2.84%) QA Tester
9 5 (2.84%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (2.27%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.27%) Web Analyst
10 4 (2.27%) Web Tester
10 4 (2.27%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.27%) QA Manager
10 4 (2.27%) QA Specialist
11 3 (1.70%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.75%) Web Services
2 28 (15.91%) CSS
2 28 (15.91%) HTML
3 22 (12.50%) XML
4 20 (11.36%) RESTful
5 19 (10.80%) HTML5
6 18 (10.23%) .NET
7 16 (9.09%) Sass
8 13 (7.39%) Sinatra
8 13 (7.39%) CSS3
9 8 (4.55%) SOAP
10 7 (3.98%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.98%) Middleware
11 6 (3.41%) jQuery
12 5 (2.84%) Apache Jena
12 5 (2.84%) OAuth2
12 5 (2.84%) OAuth
12 5 (2.84%) JSON
12 5 (2.84%) Ajax
13 4 (2.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.61%) Open Source
2 9 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.41%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.84%) Reference Data
5 5 (2.84%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.84%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.84%) Ontologies
5 5 (2.84%) Chemistry
6 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.14%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.14%) NHS
7 2 (1.14%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) W3C
8 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.57%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.95%) Android
2 9 (5.11%) Windows
3 8 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.41%) Linux
5 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.70%) UNIX
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (18.75%) Project Management
2 33 (18.75%) TDD
3 22 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 19 (10.80%) Manual Testing
5 18 (10.23%) BDD
6 17 (9.66%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (9.66%) Test Automation
7 16 (9.09%) ITIL
7 16 (9.09%) SOA
7 16 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 15 (8.52%) Service Management
8 15 (8.52%) Pair Programming
9 14 (7.95%) Change Management
9 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (7.95%) Web Design
9 14 (7.95%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (7.39%) Configuration Management
10 13 (7.39%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.00%) Java
2 40 (22.73%) SQL
3 25 (14.20%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.07%) Ruby
5 9 (5.11%) C#
6 6 (3.41%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.41%) Python
7 5 (2.84%) SPARQL
8 4 (2.27%) C++
8 4 (2.27%) PHP
8 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.14%) VB6
9 2 (1.14%) VB
9 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.14%) ABAP
9 2 (1.14%) C
10 1 (0.57%) Clojure
10 1 (0.57%) Groovy
10 1 (0.57%) Scala
10 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (11.93%) ISEB
2 19 (10.80%) Degree
3 8 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.70%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.70%) CCIE
4 3 (1.70%) CCNP
4 3 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.70%) JNCIP
4 3 (1.70%) JNCIE
5 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.57%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.70%) Firmware
3 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) Graylog
2 5 (2.84%) Puppet
2 5 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.70%) OpenView
4 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.57%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (13.64%) Oracle
2 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.95%) VMware
4 13 (7.39%) Akamai
4 13 (7.39%) New Relic
5 6 (3.41%) HP
6 5 (2.84%) Ab Initio
7 4 (2.27%) Cisco
8 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.70%) Juniper
8 3 (1.70%) Remedy
9 2 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.14%) SAP
9 2 (1.14%) Apple
10 1 (0.57%) F5
10 1 (0.57%) Percona
10 1 (0.57%) Polycom
10 1 (0.57%) Tandberg
10 1 (0.57%) Imperva
10 1 (0.57%) SaltStack
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