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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 37 74
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +37
Contract jobs citing QA 98 99 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.43% 4.37% 2.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.65% 52.94% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 79 19
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £106.50 £12.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+752.00% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.17 £12.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £12.50 £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+86.25% +19.40%
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
173 187 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.05% 8.25% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 134 84
Average daily rate £335 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £431 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Average hourly rate £20.20 £12.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.85% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £9.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £26.95 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.54 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +10.81%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 82 £350 +12.90% 26
North Yorkshire -3 6 £315 -3.07% 3
South Yorkshire -10 4 - - 5
Humberside +1 1 £325 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 75 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.27%) TDD
3 46 (22.33%) Finance
3 46 (22.33%) Java
4 43 (20.87%) SQL
5 40 (19.42%) Project Management
5 40 (19.42%) Open Source
6 39 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (16.99%) Cucumber
7 35 (16.99%) BDD
8 31 (15.05%) Web Services
9 30 (14.56%) Selenium
10 28 (13.59%) Test Automation
11 27 (13.11%) Manual Testing
12 26 (12.62%) Business Analysis
12 26 (12.62%) Ruby
12 26 (12.62%) Microsoft
13 25 (12.14%) XML
13 25 (12.14%) Oracle
13 25 (12.14%) JavaScript
13 25 (12.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (11.65%) HTML
14 24 (11.65%) CSS
15 22 (10.68%) SQL Server
16 21 (10.19%) Degree
16 21 (10.19%) Git (software)
16 21 (10.19%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (9.71%) Sass
17 20 (9.71%) HTML5
17 20 (9.71%) TeamCity

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 17 (8.25%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.43%) Node.js
3 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.97%) JBoss
4 2 (0.97%) Apache
4 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Project
2 3 (1.46%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) SaaS
2 2 (0.97%) PaaS
2 2 (0.97%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.94%) BGP
2 3 (1.46%) MPLS
2 3 (1.46%) OSPF
2 3 (1.46%) RSVP
2 3 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (1.46%) Junos
3 2 (0.97%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.97%) DMZ
4 1 (0.49%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) DNS
4 1 (0.49%) SAN
4 1 (0.49%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.49%) Network Security
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.74%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.25%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.91%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.97%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.97%) MySQL
10 2 (0.97%) DataStage
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.49%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.49%) Redis
11 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (16.99%) Cucumber
2 30 (14.56%) Selenium
3 21 (10.19%) Git (software)
4 20 (9.71%) TeamCity
5 18 (8.74%) IntelliJ
6 17 (8.25%) Capybara
7 15 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (5.83%) SpecFlow
8 12 (5.83%) HP UFT
9 10 (4.85%) NUnit
10 8 (3.88%) WATIR
10 8 (3.88%) Sahi
10 8 (3.88%) Jenkins
11 7 (3.40%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.91%) JUnit
12 6 (2.91%) Maven
13 5 (2.43%) Subversion
14 4 (1.94%) Eclipse
14 4 (1.94%) JIRA
14 4 (1.94%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (22.33%) Finance
2 17 (8.25%) Retail
3 9 (4.37%) Banking
4 4 (1.94%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.97%) Local Government
6 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (33.01%) Analyst
2 42 (20.39%) Test Analyst
3 41 (19.90%) Developer
4 23 (11.17%) Tester
5 18 (8.74%) Ruby Developer
6 16 (7.77%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.34%) QA Analyst
8 7 (3.40%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (2.91%) Technical Leader
9 6 (2.91%) Database Developer
9 6 (2.91%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.43%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.43%) Ab Initio Developer
11 4 (1.94%) Implementation Manager
11 4 (1.94%) QA Engineer
11 4 (1.94%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (1.94%) Test Leader
11 4 (1.94%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (1.94%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (1.94%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.05%) Web Services
2 25 (12.14%) XML
3 24 (11.65%) CSS
3 24 (11.65%) HTML
4 20 (9.71%) HTML5
4 20 (9.71%) Sass
5 18 (8.74%) RESTful
5 18 (8.74%) .NET
6 17 (8.25%) Sinatra
6 17 (8.25%) CSS3
7 6 (2.91%) Middleware
8 5 (2.43%) SOAP
8 5 (2.43%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.46%) Mustache
9 3 (1.46%) jQuery
9 3 (1.46%) ADO
9 3 (1.46%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.97%) WSDL
10 2 (0.97%) GWT
10 2 (0.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.37%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.91%) NHS
3 5 (2.43%) Reference Data
3 5 (2.43%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.97%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.97%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.97%) Ontologies
5 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.97%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.49%) Physics
6 1 (0.49%) Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) W3C
6 1 (0.49%) User Experience
6 1 (0.49%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.34%) Windows
2 9 (4.37%) Android
2 9 (4.37%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.94%) Windows 8
3 4 (1.94%) Linux
4 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.97%) UNIX
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.27%) TDD
3 40 (19.42%) Project Management
3 40 (19.42%) Open Source
4 39 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (16.99%) BDD
6 28 (13.59%) Test Automation
7 27 (13.11%) Manual Testing
8 26 (12.62%) Business Analysis
9 25 (12.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (10.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (9.71%) Mentoring
12 19 (9.22%) Automated Testing
12 19 (9.22%) Pair Programming
13 18 (8.74%) Web Design
13 18 (8.74%) Change Management
13 18 (8.74%) ITIL
13 18 (8.74%) Responsive Web Design
13 18 (8.74%) SDLC
14 17 (8.25%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.33%) Java
2 43 (20.87%) SQL
3 26 (12.62%) Ruby
4 25 (12.14%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.31%) C#
6 10 (4.85%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.37%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.46%) VB
8 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.46%) VB6
8 3 (1.46%) C++
8 3 (1.46%) PHP
9 2 (0.97%) C
9 2 (0.97%) ABAP
9 2 (0.97%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.49%) Scala
10 1 (0.49%) Clojure
10 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.49%) VBScript
10 1 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (10.19%) Degree
2 18 (8.74%) ISEB
3 13 (6.31%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.85%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.46%) CCIE
6 3 (1.46%) CCNP
6 3 (1.46%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.46%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.46%) JNCIP
6 3 (1.46%) JNCIE
7 2 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.49%) MCITP
8 1 (0.49%) CCNA
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.49%) HL7
3 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.49%) vSphere
2 1 (0.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (8.25%) Graylog
2 4 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.94%) Puppet
2 4 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.46%) OpenView
4 1 (0.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.14%) Oracle
3 20 (9.71%) VMware
4 17 (8.25%) Akamai
4 17 (8.25%) New Relic
5 8 (3.88%) HP
6 5 (2.43%) SAP
6 5 (2.43%) Cisco
6 5 (2.43%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.46%) Remedy
7 3 (1.46%) IBM
7 3 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.46%) Juniper
8 2 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.97%) F5
9 1 (0.49%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.49%) NetApp
9 1 (0.49%) Progress
9 1 (0.49%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.49%) Apple
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago