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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 101 64 45
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 49 87 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.67% 2.79% 3.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.11% 35.08% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 64 66
Median daily rate £380 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £454 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -79.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +36.25%
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
212 248 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.23% 7.95% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 175 167
Median daily rate £400 £422 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +20.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £9.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +21.51%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -23 44 £374 -2.85% 29
South Yorkshire -9 3 £449 - 3
North Yorkshire -5 1 £350 - 4
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.89%) Selenium
3 23 (20.54%) SQL
4 22 (19.64%) Scrum
5 19 (16.96%) Cucumber
6 18 (16.07%) Functional Testing
7 17 (15.18%) Java
7 17 (15.18%) JavaScript
8 16 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 16 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 15 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 14 (12.50%) .NET
10 14 (12.50%) ISEB
10 14 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 13 (11.61%) TDD
11 13 (11.61%) JIRA
12 12 (10.71%) Test Management
12 12 (10.71%) Finance
12 12 (10.71%) XML
12 12 (10.71%) Test Automation
13 11 (9.82%) High Availability
13 11 (9.82%) Regression Testing
13 11 (9.82%) Retail
13 11 (9.82%) ISTQB
14 10 (8.93%) Software Testing
14 10 (8.93%) Oracle
14 10 (8.93%) Defect Tracking
15 9 (8.04%) Non-Functional Testing
15 9 (8.04%) Scala

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 (7.14%) CMS
1 8 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (4.46%) SAS
3 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.89%) Confluence
4 1 (0.89%) Kentico
4 1 (0.89%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.89%) InVision
3 1 (0.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.89%) GitHub
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Network Security
1 2 (1.79%) VoIP
2 1 (0.89%) DHCP
2 1 (0.89%) DNS
2 1 (0.89%) Firewall
2 1 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.79%) DB2
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.89%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.89%) MySQL
5 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (25.89%) Selenium
2 19 (16.96%) Cucumber
3 16 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 13 (11.61%) JIRA
5 8 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 8 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.25%) LoadRunner
7 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.46%) Maven
9 4 (3.57%) JUnit
9 4 (3.57%) RSpec
9 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.57%) Zephyr
10 3 (2.68%) Appium
10 3 (2.68%) ERwin
10 3 (2.68%) JMeter
10 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.79%) SilkPerformer
11 2 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 12 (10.71%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Retail
3 8 (7.14%) Marketing
4 7 (6.25%) Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Games
6 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (37.50%) Analyst
2 27 (24.11%) Test Analyst
3 18 (16.07%) Developer
4 13 (11.61%) Test Engineer
4 13 (11.61%) Tester
5 12 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (9.82%) QA Engineer
6 11 (9.82%) QA Tester
7 9 (8.04%) QA Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) QA Test Engineer
7 9 (8.04%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.25%) Sitecore Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Manual Test Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) QA Test Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.57%) Designer
11 4 (3.57%) PHP Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.50%) .NET
2 12 (10.71%) XML
3 9 (8.04%) HTML
4 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.36%) HTML5
6 5 (4.46%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.46%) jQuery
6 5 (4.46%) JSON
7 4 (3.57%) CSS
7 4 (3.57%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.57%) SOAP
7 4 (3.57%) Spring
7 4 (3.57%) Web Services
8 2 (1.79%) Ajax
8 2 (1.79%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.79%) Node.js
8 2 (1.79%) REST
9 1 (0.89%) CSS3
9 1 (0.89%) React
9 1 (0.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Visualisation
2 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.46%) User Experience
4 3 (2.68%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.79%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.89%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.89%) Statistics
6 1 (0.89%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.14%) Unix
2 4 (3.57%) Linux
3 2 (1.79%) Windows
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) Android
4 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (40.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.64%) Scrum
3 18 (16.07%) Functional Testing
4 16 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 15 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 14 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 13 (11.61%) TDD
8 12 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 12 (10.71%) Test Management
9 11 (9.82%) High Availability
9 11 (9.82%) Regression Testing
10 10 (8.93%) Defect Tracking
10 10 (8.93%) Software Testing
11 9 (8.04%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (7.14%) BDD
12 8 (7.14%) Manual Testing
12 8 (7.14%) Mentoring
12 8 (7.14%) Project Management
12 8 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.54%) SQL
2 17 (15.18%) Java
2 17 (15.18%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.04%) Scala
4 8 (7.14%) Python
5 7 (6.25%) PHP
6 6 (5.36%) C#
7 5 (4.46%) Ruby
8 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.68%) C
9 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.79%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.79%) VBA
10 2 (1.79%) VBScript
11 1 (0.89%) Perl
11 1 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) ISEB
2 11 (9.82%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.36%) Degree
5 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.89%) HNC
7 1 (0.89%) HP ASE
7 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.89%) MCAD
7 1 (0.89%) MCSD
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.79%) WCAG
4 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (8.93%) Oracle
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.14%) Sitecore
4 6 (5.36%) HP
5 3 (2.68%) Adobe
5 3 (2.68%) Informatica
6 2 (1.79%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.79%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.79%) IBM
6 2 (1.79%) New Relic
7 1 (0.89%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.89%) RightScale
7 1 (0.89%) SAP
7 1 (0.89%) Siebel
7 1 (0.89%) Telerik
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