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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 82 46 62
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 58 111 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.01% 3.80% 2.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.15% 37.50% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 81 58
Median daily rate £350 £350 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £26.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
199 296 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.89% 10.13% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 213 121
Median daily rate £410 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £151 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 10
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.23% +51.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.86 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.95 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -26 42 £370 +5.71% 36
South Yorkshire -5 10 £350 +64.70% 1
North Yorkshire +3 2 £345 +28.97% 5
East Yorkshire 0 1 - - 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 67 (51.54%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.23%) Java
3 35 (26.92%) Selenium
4 30 (23.08%) SQL
5 28 (21.54%) JIRA
6 27 (20.77%) Cucumber
7 25 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 24 (18.46%) Scrum
9 23 (17.69%) Test Automation
9 23 (17.69%) Functional Testing
10 20 (15.38%) Jenkins
11 19 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (13.85%) Non-Functional Testing
13 17 (13.08%) Validation
13 17 (13.08%) Python
14 16 (12.31%) Oracle
14 16 (12.31%) Finance
14 16 (12.31%) Test Scripting
14 16 (12.31%) Maven
14 16 (12.31%) Analytics
15 15 (11.54%) BDD
15 15 (11.54%) LoadRunner
16 14 (10.77%) Project Management
16 14 (10.77%) Linux
16 14 (10.77%) ETL
16 14 (10.77%) Microsoft
16 14 (10.77%) Ruby
17 13 (10.00%) SQL Server
17 13 (10.00%) IBM
17 13 (10.00%) WebDriver

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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 11 (8.46%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.15%) Confluence
3 7 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.85%) Apache
4 5 (3.85%) JBoss
4 5 (3.85%) nginx
5 2 (1.54%) SAS
6 1 (0.77%) Drupal
6 1 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (9.23%) MS Visio
2 10 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (6.92%) MS Project
4 8 (6.15%) MS Office
5 2 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.54%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.85%) IaaS
2 5 (3.85%) PaaS
2 5 (3.85%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) SNMP
2 1 (0.77%) Network Security
2 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (5.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (5.38%) MS Access
4 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (4.62%) Data Mining
5 6 (4.62%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.62%) MySQL
6 5 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.54%) Big Data
7 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (26.92%) Selenium
2 28 (21.54%) JIRA
3 27 (20.77%) Cucumber
4 20 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 16 (12.31%) Maven
6 15 (11.54%) LoadRunner
7 13 (10.00%) WebDriver
8 12 (9.23%) HP UFT
8 12 (9.23%) JMeter
9 11 (8.46%) Visual Studio
10 8 (6.15%) Git (software)
11 7 (5.38%) SoapUI
12 6 (4.62%) Gatling
12 6 (4.62%) JUnit
12 6 (4.62%) SilkPerformer
12 6 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (4.62%) The Grinder
12 6 (4.62%) VisualVM
12 6 (4.62%) YourKit
13 5 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 16 (12.31%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Banking
3 9 (6.92%) Retail
4 2 (1.54%) Legal
4 2 (1.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Local Government
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (30.77%) Analyst
2 23 (17.69%) Test Analyst
3 16 (12.31%) Developer
3 16 (12.31%) QA Analyst
4 15 (11.54%) QA Test Analyst
4 15 (11.54%) Test Leader
5 13 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 12 (9.23%) Test Engineer
6 12 (9.23%) Tester
7 10 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
8 8 (6.15%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (6.15%) QA Tester
8 8 (6.15%) Test Manager
9 7 (5.38%) Data Analyst
9 7 (5.38%) Performance Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Performance Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Performance Test Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.23%) .NET
2 11 (8.46%) HTML
3 8 (6.15%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.38%) HTML5
5 6 (4.62%) CSS
5 6 (4.62%) Hibernate
5 6 (4.62%) Spring
5 6 (4.62%) Web Services
5 6 (4.62%) XML
6 5 (3.85%) jQuery
6 5 (3.85%) LAMP
7 4 (3.08%) Middleware
8 3 (2.31%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.54%) CSS3
9 2 (1.54%) Flash
9 2 (1.54%) Open Graph
9 2 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.77%) SOAP
10 1 (0.77%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.38%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.62%) PKI
4 5 (3.85%) NHS
5 4 (3.08%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.31%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.31%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.54%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.54%) User Experience
8 1 (0.77%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.77%) PMI
8 1 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.77%) Linux
2 12 (9.23%) Windows
3 6 (4.62%) Mac OS X
3 6 (4.62%) MVS
4 5 (3.85%) CentOS
4 5 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.85%) Unix
4 5 (3.85%) VME
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.54%) Android
7 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (51.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.46%) Scrum
3 23 (17.69%) Functional Testing
3 23 (17.69%) Test Automation
4 18 (13.85%) Non-Functional Testing
5 17 (13.08%) Validation
6 16 (12.31%) Analytics
6 16 (12.31%) Test Scripting
7 15 (11.54%) BDD
8 14 (10.77%) ETL
8 14 (10.77%) Project Management
9 13 (10.00%) SDLC
10 12 (9.23%) Data Validation
10 12 (9.23%) Integration Testing
10 12 (9.23%) Regression Testing
10 12 (9.23%) Test Strategy
11 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.23%) Java
2 30 (23.08%) SQL
3 25 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.08%) Python
5 14 (10.77%) Ruby
6 11 (8.46%) C#
6 11 (8.46%) PHP
7 10 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 9 (6.92%) C
9 8 (6.15%) Scala
10 7 (5.38%) Perl
10 7 (5.38%) VBScript
11 6 (4.62%) CoffeeScript
11 6 (4.62%) VBA
12 5 (3.85%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.54%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.38%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.08%) ISEB
5 3 (2.31%) Degree
5 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) HNC
6 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.77%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Nagios
1 5 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.85%) Opsview
1 5 (3.85%) Puppet
2 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.54%) Control-M
4 1 (0.77%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Oracle
2 14 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.00%) IBM
4 9 (6.92%) HP
5 6 (4.62%) AppDynamics
5 6 (4.62%) Dynatrace
5 6 (4.62%) New Relic
6 5 (3.85%) Fujitsu
6 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.08%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.31%) Adobe
9 2 (1.54%) BMC
9 2 (1.54%) Facebook
9 2 (1.54%) Informatica
9 2 (1.54%) SAP
10 1 (0.77%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.77%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.77%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.77%) Qualys
10 1 (0.77%) Rally
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