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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 77 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 50 62 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.28% 2.19% 2.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.88% 25.83% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 37
Median daily rate £365 £415 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.04% +36.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £586 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
201 240 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 9.15% 8.49% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 154 152
Median daily rate £425 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 18
Median hourly rate £15.62 £21.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.28 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.86 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +5 35 £364 -6.12% 21
South Yorkshire -3 9 £625 +25.00% 3
North Yorkshire +13 2 £388 - 6
East Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 54 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (28.80%) Selenium
2 36 (28.80%) Java
3 24 (19.20%) SQL
3 24 (19.20%) Finance
4 23 (18.40%) Test Scripting
4 23 (18.40%) Cucumber
5 21 (16.80%) SoapUI
5 21 (16.80%) Test Automation
5 21 (16.80%) Scrum
6 20 (16.00%) SOAP
7 19 (15.20%) Web Services
7 19 (15.20%) Automated Testing
7 19 (15.20%) User Stories
8 18 (14.40%) Automation Testing
8 18 (14.40%) BDD
9 16 (12.80%) Manual Testing
9 16 (12.80%) Groovy
10 15 (12.00%) Project Management
10 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
10 15 (12.00%) Scala
11 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
11 14 (11.20%) Performance Testing
11 14 (11.20%) TDD
12 13 (10.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (10.40%) JIRA
12 13 (10.40%) Kanban
12 13 (10.40%) WebDriver
12 13 (10.40%) Gherkin
13 12 (9.60%) Defect Management

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%) Confluence
3 2 (1.60%) IIS
3 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) CMS
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.20%) MS Project
2 2 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
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 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.60%) GitHub
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) Network Security
2 2 (1.60%) DHCP
2 2 (1.60%) DNS
3 1 (0.80%) Firewall
3 1 (0.80%) Internet
3 1 (0.80%) Intranet
3 1 (0.80%) SAN
3 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
3 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%) Big Data
5 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.60%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
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 36 (28.80%) Selenium
2 23 (18.40%) Cucumber
3 21 (16.80%) SoapUI
4 14 (11.20%) Jenkins
5 13 (10.40%) JIRA
5 13 (10.40%) WebDriver
6 12 (9.60%) Git (software)
7 8 (6.40%) JUnit
8 6 (4.80%) JMeter
9 5 (4.00%) Calabash
9 5 (4.00%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.20%) Capybara
10 4 (3.20%) Fiddler
10 4 (3.20%) FitNesse
10 4 (3.20%) RSpec
10 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.40%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.40%) NUnit
11 3 (2.40%) Subversion
General
1 24 (19.20%) Finance
2 12 (9.60%) Games
3 10 (8.00%) Banking
3 10 (8.00%) Retail
4 4 (3.20%) Publishing
5 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.60%) Legal
6 2 (1.60%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.80%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Analyst
2 23 (18.40%) Tester
3 18 (14.40%) Developer
4 17 (13.60%) Automation Tester
5 15 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 13 (10.40%) QA Engineer
6 13 (10.40%) Test Engineer
7 11 (8.80%) Architect
8 9 (7.20%) Project Manager
8 9 (7.20%) QA Test Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) Consultant
10 6 (4.80%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 6 (4.80%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (4.80%) Senior Manager
11 5 (4.00%) Java Automation Tester
11 5 (4.00%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.20%) Manual Test Analyst
12 4 (3.20%) QA Tester
12 4 (3.20%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.00%) SOAP
2 19 (15.20%) Web Services
3 13 (10.40%) Gherkin
4 12 (9.60%) XML
5 11 (8.80%) REST
6 8 (6.40%) RESTful
7 6 (4.80%) .NET
7 6 (4.80%) JSON
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 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.00%) User Experience
3 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.60%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.80%) Clustering
5 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.80%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.80%) NHS
5 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) STB
5 1 (0.80%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.60%) Windows
2 5 (4.00%) Android
2 5 (4.00%) Unix
3 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.20%) Linux
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) CentOS
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.40%) Test Scripting
3 21 (16.80%) Scrum
3 21 (16.80%) Test Automation
4 19 (15.20%) Automated Testing
4 19 (15.20%) User Stories
5 18 (14.40%) Automation Testing
5 18 (14.40%) BDD
6 16 (12.80%) Manual Testing
7 15 (12.00%) Project Management
8 14 (11.20%) Performance Testing
8 14 (11.20%) TDD
9 13 (10.40%) Kanban
9 13 (10.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (9.60%) Defect Management
11 11 (8.80%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (8.80%) DevOps
11 11 (8.80%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.80%) Software Engineering
11 11 (8.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.80%) Java
2 24 (19.20%) SQL
3 16 (12.80%) Groovy
4 15 (12.00%) Scala
5 9 (7.20%) Ruby
5 9 (7.20%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.40%) C#
6 3 (2.40%) C++
6 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.60%) PHP
7 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.80%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.80%) Python
8 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.80%) VBScript
8 1 (0.80%) XPath
8 1 (0.80%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (2.40%) ISEB
1 3 (2.40%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.40%) WCAG
3 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.60%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.80%) Ansible
2 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.60%) Oracle
3 4 (3.20%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.20%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.40%) VMware
5 2 (1.60%) Adobe
5 2 (1.60%) Progress
6 1 (0.80%) FNZ
6 1 (0.80%) HP
6 1 (0.80%) IBM
6 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.80%) RightScale
6 1 (0.80%) Sony
6 1 (0.80%) Telerik
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