The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 65 68 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 63 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.86% 2.40% 2.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.73% 24.82% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 38
Median daily rate £365 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £298 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £9.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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
205 274 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 9.32% 9.67% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 169 144
Median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 16
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.34% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.85 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £25.00 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +6 46 £365 -15.11% 22
South Yorkshire -6 9 £625 +25.00% 1
North Yorkshire +13 4 £388 +47.61%
East Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 55 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.00%) Selenium
2 35 (28.00%) Java
3 27 (21.60%) Test Scripting
4 25 (20.00%) SQL
5 24 (19.20%) Finance
6 23 (18.40%) Cucumber
7 21 (16.80%) SoapUI
7 21 (16.80%) Automation Testing
7 21 (16.80%) SOAP
8 20 (16.00%) User Stories
8 20 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 19 (15.20%) Scrum
9 19 (15.20%) Automated Testing
10 18 (14.40%) Web Services
11 17 (13.60%) TDD
11 17 (13.60%) Scala
12 16 (12.80%) Manual Testing
13 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
13 15 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (12.00%) WebDriver
14 14 (11.20%) BDD
14 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
14 14 (11.20%) Project Management
15 13 (10.40%) XML
15 13 (10.40%) Retail
15 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
15 13 (10.40%) JIRA
15 13 (10.40%) Groovy
15 13 (10.40%) REST

QA
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 4 (3.20%) Mule
1 4 (3.20%) Mule ESB
2 3 (2.40%) IIS
3 2 (1.60%) Confluence
3 2 (1.60%) SAS
3 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) CMS
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.20%) MS Project
2 3 (2.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.60%) GitHub
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) Network Security
2 3 (2.40%) DHCP
2 3 (2.40%) DNS
3 2 (1.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.80%) Internet
4 1 (0.80%) SAN
4 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Power View
3 8 (6.40%) PowerPivot
4 5 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.40%) Big Data
6 2 (1.60%) DB2
6 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.60%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.80%) MySQL
7 1 (0.80%) OLAP
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (28.00%) Selenium
2 23 (18.40%) Cucumber
3 21 (16.80%) SoapUI
4 15 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
6 13 (10.40%) JIRA
7 11 (8.80%) Git (software)
7 11 (8.80%) JUnit
8 7 (5.60%) RSpec
9 5 (4.00%) JMeter
9 5 (4.00%) LoadRunner
9 5 (4.00%) Subversion
10 4 (3.20%) Calabash
10 4 (3.20%) FitNesse
10 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.40%) Appium
11 3 (2.40%) Capybara
11 3 (2.40%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.40%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (19.20%) Finance
2 13 (10.40%) Retail
3 12 (9.60%) Games
4 9 (7.20%) Banking
5 4 (3.20%) Publishing
6 2 (1.60%) Legal
6 2 (1.60%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.80%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) Analyst
2 19 (15.20%) Developer
2 19 (15.20%) Tester
3 18 (14.40%) Test Engineer
4 16 (12.80%) Test Analyst
5 14 (11.20%) QA Engineer
6 13 (10.40%) Automation Tester
7 11 (8.80%) Architect
7 11 (8.80%) QA Test Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.60%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (5.60%) Quality Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 6 (4.80%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (4.80%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Consultant
11 5 (4.00%) Java Automation Tester
11 5 (4.00%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.20%) Business Analyst
12 4 (3.20%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.80%) SOAP
2 18 (14.40%) Web Services
3 13 (10.40%) REST
3 13 (10.40%) XML
4 11 (8.80%) Gherkin
5 9 (7.20%) JSON
6 7 (5.60%) .NET
7 6 (4.80%) RESTful
8 5 (4.00%) Java EE
8 5 (4.00%) WSDL
8 5 (4.00%) XSD
9 4 (3.20%) Middleware
10 3 (2.40%) EJB
10 3 (2.40%) J2EE
10 3 (2.40%) JMS
10 3 (2.40%) Servlets
11 2 (1.60%) CSS
11 2 (1.60%) HTML
11 2 (1.60%) jQuery
11 2 (1.60%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Visualisation
2 8 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.20%) User Experience
4 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.60%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.80%) Clustering
6 1 (0.80%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.80%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.80%) Informatics
6 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.80%) NHS
6 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) STB
6 1 (0.80%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.40%) Windows
2 7 (5.60%) Unix
3 5 (4.00%) Linux
4 3 (2.40%) Android
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.60%) CentOS
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.60%) Test Scripting
3 21 (16.80%) Automation Testing
4 20 (16.00%) Test Automation
4 20 (16.00%) User Stories
5 19 (15.20%) Automated Testing
5 19 (15.20%) Scrum
6 17 (13.60%) TDD
7 16 (12.80%) Manual Testing
8 15 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (11.20%) BDD
9 14 (11.20%) Project Management
10 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
11 12 (9.60%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (8.80%) Waterfall
13 10 (8.00%) Defect Management
13 10 (8.00%) DevOps
13 10 (8.00%) Kanban
13 10 (8.00%) Unit Testing
13 10 (8.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.00%) Java
2 25 (20.00%) SQL
3 17 (13.60%) Scala
4 13 (10.40%) Groovy
5 9 (7.20%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.40%) Ruby
7 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.20%) C#
9 3 (2.40%) C++
10 2 (1.60%) PHP
10 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.60%) Python
10 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.80%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.80%) C
11 1 (0.80%) Perl
11 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.80%) VBScript
11 1 (0.80%) XPath
11 1 (0.80%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) ISEB
1 4 (3.20%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) HP ASE
3 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.00%) WCAG
3 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.80%) SDET
4 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.40%) Puppet
2 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.80%) Ansible
3 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.40%) Oracle
3 4 (3.20%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.40%) Adobe
4 3 (2.40%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.40%) VMware
5 2 (1.60%) HP
5 2 (1.60%) Progress
5 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.60%) RightScale
6 1 (0.80%) FNZ
6 1 (0.80%) IBM
6 1 (0.80%) Siebel
6 1 (0.80%) Telerik
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