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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 91 80 53
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -27
Contract jobs citing QA 51 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.81% 2.38% 2.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 27.54% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 53 53
Median daily rate £369 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £429 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £33.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -68.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
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
187 276 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.62% 8.65% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 201 145
Median daily rate £378 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £267 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.67 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.25% -46.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £9.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £14.95 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 39 £346 -1.14% 15
North Yorkshire +4 3 £375 - 5
South Yorkshire -1 3 £400 -11.11% 3
East Yorkshire - 3 £343 - 1
Humberside - 1 £375 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 48 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.43%) Selenium
3 27 (23.89%) SQL
4 22 (19.47%) Cucumber
5 21 (18.58%) Scrum
6 20 (17.70%) Automation Testing
7 18 (15.93%) Java
8 17 (15.04%) Test Scripting
9 16 (14.16%) JIRA
9 16 (14.16%) TDD
9 16 (14.16%) JavaScript
10 15 (13.27%) Finance
10 15 (13.27%) .NET
10 15 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (13.27%) WebDriver
11 14 (12.39%) Automated Testing
11 14 (12.39%) XML
12 13 (11.50%) ISEB
12 13 (11.50%) Visualisation
13 12 (10.62%) Scala
13 12 (10.62%) SoapUI
13 12 (10.62%) Functional Testing
13 12 (10.62%) User Stories
14 11 (9.73%) Test Management
14 11 (9.73%) Unix
14 11 (9.73%) Regression Testing
14 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
14 11 (9.73%) High Availability
14 11 (9.73%) Test Automation
15 10 (8.85%) Defect Tracking

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 8 (7.08%) CMS
1 8 (7.08%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (3.54%) SAS
3 2 (1.77%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) Kentico
4 1 (0.88%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.88%) InVision
3 1 (0.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.88%) GitHub
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Network Security
1 2 (1.77%) VoIP
2 1 (0.88%) DHCP
2 1 (0.88%) DNS
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Power View
3 5 (4.42%) PowerPivot
3 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.77%) DB2
5 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.77%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.88%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) OLAP
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (27.43%) Selenium
2 22 (19.47%) Cucumber
3 16 (14.16%) JIRA
4 15 (13.27%) WebDriver
5 12 (10.62%) SoapUI
6 9 (7.96%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.08%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.08%) LoadRunner
8 6 (5.31%) JMeter
8 6 (5.31%) JUnit
9 5 (4.42%) HP UFT
9 5 (4.42%) Maven
9 5 (4.42%) RSpec
9 5 (4.42%) Subversion
10 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.54%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.65%) Fiddler
11 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.77%) ERwin
12 2 (1.77%) SilkPerformer
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Retail
3 8 (7.08%) Marketing
4 7 (6.19%) Banking
4 7 (6.19%) Games
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (30.97%) Analyst
2 23 (20.35%) Developer
3 20 (17.70%) Test Analyst
4 16 (14.16%) Tester
5 13 (11.50%) Test Engineer
6 12 (10.62%) QA Engineer
7 11 (9.73%) QA Tester
8 9 (7.96%) QA Test Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Sitecore Developer
10 6 (5.31%) Automation Tester
10 6 (5.31%) QA Analyst
10 6 (5.31%) Test Manager
11 5 (4.42%) Business Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Manual Test Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Quality Engineer
11 5 (4.42%) Test Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.54%) Designer
12 4 (3.54%) PHP Developer
12 4 (3.54%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.27%) .NET
2 14 (12.39%) XML
3 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.08%) HTML
4 7 (6.19%) JSON
5 6 (5.31%) Gherkin
5 6 (5.31%) Web Services
6 5 (4.42%) HTML5
6 5 (4.42%) jQuery
6 5 (4.42%) SOAP
7 4 (3.54%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.54%) Spring
8 3 (2.65%) CSS
8 3 (2.65%) RESTful
9 2 (1.77%) Ajax
9 2 (1.77%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.77%) REST
10 1 (0.88%) CSS3
10 1 (0.88%) Node.js
10 1 (0.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Visualisation
2 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.19%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.42%) User Experience
5 3 (2.65%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.88%) Statistics
7 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.73%) Unix
2 5 (4.42%) Linux
3 3 (2.65%) Windows
4 2 (1.77%) Android
4 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.58%) Scrum
3 20 (17.70%) Automation Testing
4 17 (15.04%) Test Scripting
5 16 (14.16%) TDD
6 15 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (12.39%) Automated Testing
8 12 (10.62%) Functional Testing
8 12 (10.62%) User Stories
9 11 (9.73%) High Availability
9 11 (9.73%) Regression Testing
9 11 (9.73%) Test Automation
9 11 (9.73%) Test Management
10 10 (8.85%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (7.96%) Software Testing
11 9 (7.96%) Test Strategy
11 9 (7.96%) Unit Testing
12 8 (7.08%) BDD
12 8 (7.08%) Project Management
13 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.89%) SQL
2 18 (15.93%) Java
3 16 (14.16%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.62%) Scala
5 8 (7.08%) Ruby
5 8 (7.08%) T-SQL
6 7 (6.19%) PHP
6 7 (6.19%) Python
7 4 (3.54%) C#
7 4 (3.54%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.77%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (1.77%) Groovy
9 2 (1.77%) VBA
9 2 (1.77%) VBScript
10 1 (0.88%) C
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
10 1 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) ISEB
2 10 (8.85%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.54%) Degree
5 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.88%) HNC
6 1 (0.88%) HP ASE
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.88%) MCAD
6 1 (0.88%) MCSD
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.65%) WCAG
3 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.96%) Oracle
3 8 (7.08%) Sitecore
4 5 (4.42%) HP
5 3 (2.65%) Adobe
6 2 (1.77%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.77%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.77%) IBM
6 2 (1.77%) Informatica
6 2 (1.77%) New Relic
6 2 (1.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.88%) Progress
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.88%) RightScale
7 1 (0.88%) SAP
7 1 (0.88%) Siebel
7 1 (0.88%) Telerik
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