The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Yorkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 66 65
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 86 47 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.70% 2.24% 2.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.71% 33.33% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 16 36
Average daily rate
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£320 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £31.25 £13.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.48% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £13.50 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £13.50 £24.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
173 141 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.45% 6.73% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 76 60
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £196 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 21
Average hourly rate £19.25 £37.50 £13.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.66% +170.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.42 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
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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 +25 70 £320 -8.57% 19
South Yorkshire +2 7 £313 -16.66% 8
North Yorkshire 0 7 £313 -5.30% 6
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 57 (34.55%) SQL
2 41 (24.85%) Scrum
3 35 (21.21%) Finance
3 35 (21.21%) TDD
3 35 (21.21%) Java
4 32 (19.39%) Test Scripting
5 31 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (16.97%) BDD
7 27 (16.36%) SQL Server
8 26 (15.76%) C#
8 26 (15.76%) User Stories
9 23 (13.94%) .NET
9 23 (13.94%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (13.33%) ISEB
11 20 (12.12%) Project Management
12 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
12 19 (11.52%) Oracle
12 19 (11.52%) HTML
13 18 (10.91%) Windows
13 18 (10.91%) Selenium
14 16 (9.70%) Cucumber
15 15 (9.09%) Test Automation
15 15 (9.09%) PHP
16 14 (8.48%) Banking
17 13 (7.88%) HTML5
17 13 (7.88%) Release Management
18 12 (7.27%) Change Control
18 12 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
18 12 (7.27%) JavaScript
18 12 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (4.24%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.42%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.21%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.61%) Lync
5 1 (0.61%) Node.js
5 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (5.45%) MS Office
2 4 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.82%) MS Project
3 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.03%) SAN
2 4 (2.42%) VLAN
2 4 (2.42%) DVB
2 4 (2.42%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.21%) DMVPN
3 2 (1.21%) PABX
3 2 (1.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.21%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.21%) EIGRP
3 2 (1.21%) BGP
3 2 (1.21%) DMZ
3 2 (1.21%) WLAN
4 1 (0.61%) WAN
4 1 (0.61%) SMTP
4 1 (0.61%) DHCP
4 1 (0.61%) ATM
4 1 (0.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.61%) DB2
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) Redis
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (10.91%) Selenium
2 16 (9.70%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.85%) JBehave
3 8 (4.85%) WebDriver
3 8 (4.85%) SoapUI
4 7 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.64%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.03%) Hudson
7 4 (2.42%) Subversion
7 4 (2.42%) Maven
8 3 (1.82%) JUnit
9 2 (1.21%) JIRA
9 2 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.21%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.61%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.61%) WebSpeed
10 1 (0.61%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.61%) NUnit
General
1 35 (21.21%) Finance
2 14 (8.48%) Banking
3 12 (7.27%) Retail
4 4 (2.42%) Legal
5 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.82%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Marketing
6 2 (1.21%) Billing
6 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (27.88%) Analyst
2 31 (18.79%) Tester
3 30 (18.18%) Developer
4 24 (14.55%) Test Analyst
5 17 (10.30%) Functional Tester
6 13 (7.88%) Manual Tester
6 13 (7.88%) SQL DBA
6 13 (7.88%) DBA
7 11 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 9 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.24%) Web Developer
9 7 (4.24%) QA Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Automation Tester
10 6 (3.64%) SQL Server DBA
10 6 (3.64%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (3.03%) Java Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.94%) .NET
2 19 (11.52%) HTML
3 13 (7.88%) HTML5
4 11 (6.67%) Web Services
5 6 (3.64%) CSS
6 5 (3.03%) XML
6 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.03%) REST
6 5 (3.03%) jQuery
7 4 (2.42%) Spring MVC
7 4 (2.42%) Apache Flex
7 4 (2.42%) Spring Integration
7 4 (2.42%) Ajax
7 4 (2.42%) Spring
7 4 (2.42%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.82%) WCF
9 2 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.21%) Middleware
10 1 (0.61%) XSLT
10 1 (0.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.94%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.85%) NHS
3 6 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.03%) Clustering
4 5 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.03%) Open Source
5 4 (2.42%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.42%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.42%) IPTV
5 4 (2.42%) MPEG
6 2 (1.21%) iSeries
6 2 (1.21%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.21%) STB
6 2 (1.21%) AS400
7 1 (0.61%) PMI
7 1 (0.61%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.61%) Social Media
7 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.91%) Windows
2 10 (6.06%) Linux
3 6 (3.64%) Android
4 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.21%) UNIX
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.85%) Scrum
2 35 (21.21%) TDD
3 32 (19.39%) Test Scripting
4 31 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (16.97%) BDD
6 26 (15.76%) User Stories
7 20 (12.12%) Project Management
8 15 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 13 (7.88%) Release Management
10 12 (7.27%) Change Control
10 12 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.27%) MVC
11 11 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 11 (6.67%) Resource Management
11 11 (6.67%) Service Management
11 11 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (6.06%) ITIL
13 9 (5.45%) Software Testing
13 9 (5.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.55%) SQL
2 35 (21.21%) Java
3 26 (15.76%) C#
4 15 (9.09%) PHP
5 12 (7.27%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.85%) Ruby
6 8 (4.85%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.03%) Perl
7 5 (3.03%) C
7 5 (3.03%) X++
8 4 (2.42%) Tcl
8 4 (2.42%) C++
9 3 (1.82%) VB
9 3 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.82%) Python
10 2 (1.21%) VB6
10 2 (1.21%) Lisp
11 1 (0.61%) ABAP
11 1 (0.61%) VBScript
11 1 (0.61%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 22 (13.33%) ISEB
2 7 (4.24%) Degree
3 6 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (3.64%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.21%) CCNP
6 2 (1.21%) CCNA
6 2 (1.21%) CCDP
7 1 (0.61%) MCSE
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.24%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) BS25999
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.21%) OPNET
3 1 (0.61%) Control-M
3 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
1 19 (11.52%) Oracle
2 7 (4.24%) SAP
3 4 (2.42%) HP
4 3 (1.82%) BMC
4 3 (1.82%) Unica
4 3 (1.82%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.21%) TippingPoint
5 2 (1.21%) F5
5 2 (1.21%) LexisNexis
5 2 (1.21%) Endeca
5 2 (1.21%) Capita
5 2 (1.21%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco
5 2 (1.21%) Motorola
6 1 (0.61%) Sybase
6 1 (0.61%) Progress
6 1 (0.61%) JBoss
6 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
York, North Yorkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Gradcore Ltd
Rate: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago