The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 91 55 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.87% 2.48% 3.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 33.54% 52.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 25 50
Average daily rate
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£320 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £440 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+270.37% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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
195 164 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 8.29% 7.38% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 85 80
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £185 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £13.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +26.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £18.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 +19 69 £320 +1.58% 20
South Yorkshire +11 13 £313 -16.66% 3
North Yorkshire +5 7 £308 -6.81% 4
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 62 (33.51%) SQL
2 42 (22.70%) Finance
3 37 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 36 (19.46%) Scrum
5 34 (18.38%) Java
5 34 (18.38%) TDD
6 33 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (15.14%) SQL Server
8 25 (13.51%) Project Management
8 25 (13.51%) Oracle
8 25 (13.51%) BDD
9 24 (12.97%) ISEB
10 23 (12.43%) Microsoft
10 23 (12.43%) C#
10 23 (12.43%) User Stories
11 20 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (10.81%) .NET
12 19 (10.27%) Banking
13 18 (9.73%) Test Automation
13 18 (9.73%) Selenium
14 17 (9.19%) Cucumber
14 17 (9.19%) HTML
14 17 (9.19%) Windows
15 16 (8.65%) Retail
16 15 (8.11%) PHP
17 13 (7.03%) MS Office
17 13 (7.03%) Web Services
17 13 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (6.49%) Change Control
19 11 (5.95%) HP Quality Center

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 8 (4.32%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.62%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.08%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.54%) Node.js
5 1 (0.54%) Lync
5 1 (0.54%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.54%) SAS
5 1 (0.54%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 13 (7.03%) MS Office
2 8 (4.32%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.62%) MS Project
5 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.16%) SAN
2 4 (2.16%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.16%) DVB
2 4 (2.16%) VLAN
3 3 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.62%) DMVPN
3 3 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (1.62%) EIGRP
3 3 (1.62%) BGP
3 3 (1.62%) DMZ
3 3 (1.62%) WLAN
4 2 (1.08%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.08%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.08%) PABX
5 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.54%) Firewall
5 1 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.08%) MySQL
6 2 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.08%) DB2
6 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.08%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.54%) Redis
7 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (9.73%) Selenium
2 17 (9.19%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.32%) SoapUI
3 8 (4.32%) JBehave
3 8 (4.32%) WebDriver
4 7 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.70%) TestDirector
7 4 (2.16%) JIRA
7 4 (2.16%) Hudson
8 3 (1.62%) Maven
8 3 (1.62%) Subversion
8 3 (1.62%) JUnit
9 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.08%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.08%) Toad
10 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 42 (22.70%) Finance
2 19 (10.27%) Banking
3 16 (8.65%) Retail
4 6 (3.24%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.16%) Legal
6 3 (1.62%) Marketing
6 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.08%) Billing
7 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (33.51%) Analyst
2 36 (19.46%) Test Analyst
3 29 (15.68%) Developer
4 28 (15.14%) Tester
5 14 (7.57%) Functional Tester
6 12 (6.49%) DBA
6 12 (6.49%) SQL DBA
7 11 (5.95%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.41%) Manual Tester
9 8 (4.32%) Web Developer
9 8 (4.32%) QA Analyst
10 7 (3.78%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.78%) PMO Analyst
11 6 (3.24%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.24%) Test Engineer
12 5 (2.70%) Service Manager
12 5 (2.70%) Services Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.70%) SQL Server DBA
12 5 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.81%) .NET
2 17 (9.19%) HTML
3 13 (7.03%) Web Services
4 10 (5.41%) HTML5
5 8 (4.32%) XML
6 7 (3.78%) CSS
7 5 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.16%) REST
9 3 (1.62%) Spring Integration
9 3 (1.62%) jQuery
9 3 (1.62%) WCF
9 3 (1.62%) Spring MVC
9 3 (1.62%) Apache Flex
9 3 (1.62%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.62%) Spring
9 3 (1.62%) Ajax
10 2 (1.08%) XSLT
10 2 (1.08%) Middleware
10 2 (1.08%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.32%) NHS
2 8 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.78%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.24%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.16%) MPEG
6 4 (2.16%) Clustering
6 4 (2.16%) IPTV
6 4 (2.16%) Open Source
6 4 (2.16%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.62%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.08%) STB
8 2 (1.08%) AS400
8 2 (1.08%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.08%) iSeries
8 2 (1.08%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.54%) Social Media
9 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.19%) Windows
2 9 (4.86%) Linux
3 6 (3.24%) Android
4 5 (2.70%) UNIX
5 4 (2.16%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 36 (19.46%) Scrum
3 34 (18.38%) TDD
4 33 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (13.51%) Project Management
5 25 (13.51%) BDD
6 23 (12.43%) User Stories
7 18 (9.73%) Test Automation
8 13 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (6.49%) Change Control
10 11 (5.95%) Resource Management
10 11 (5.95%) Project Planning
10 11 (5.95%) Release Management
10 11 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (5.95%) Business Analysis
10 11 (5.95%) Service Management
10 11 (5.95%) ETL
11 10 (5.41%) Data Modelling
11 10 (5.41%) ITIL
11 10 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 62 (33.51%) SQL
2 34 (18.38%) Java
3 23 (12.43%) C#
4 15 (8.11%) PHP
5 10 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.32%) Ruby
7 7 (3.78%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.70%) X++
8 5 (2.70%) Perl
8 5 (2.70%) C
9 4 (2.16%) C++
9 4 (2.16%) Tcl
10 3 (1.62%) Lisp
10 3 (1.62%) VB
10 3 (1.62%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.62%) Python
11 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.08%) VB6
12 1 (0.54%) ABAP
12 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (12.97%) ISEB
2 8 (4.32%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.78%) Degree
3 7 (3.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.16%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.62%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.62%) CCNP
6 3 (1.62%) CCDP
7 2 (1.08%) CCNA
7 2 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.54%) MCITP
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) SLA
2 3 (1.62%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.08%) BS25999
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.62%) OPNET
3 2 (1.08%) Control-M
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.54%) Puppet
4 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (13.51%) Oracle
2 23 (12.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.78%) HP
3 7 (3.78%) SAP
4 5 (2.70%) BMC
5 3 (1.62%) TippingPoint
5 3 (1.62%) F5
5 3 (1.62%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.62%) Unica
5 3 (1.62%) Blue Coat
5 3 (1.62%) Motorola
5 3 (1.62%) Cisco
6 2 (1.08%) JBoss
6 2 (1.08%) IBM
6 2 (1.08%) Capita
6 2 (1.08%) Endeca
6 2 (1.08%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.08%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com