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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 41 71
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Contract jobs citing QA 90 92 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.02% 3.92% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.57% 50.83% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 67 16
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£375 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £269 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £26.70 £31.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.57% +131.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £18.13 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+54.48% +22.88%
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
168 181 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 5.63% 7.72% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 120 77
Average daily rate £375 £340 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £273 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.20 £19.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.06% -48.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.40 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.90 £37.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 76 £375 +17.18% 24
North Yorkshire -3 6 £366 +17.04% 5
South Yorkshire -12 3 - - 4
East Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 72 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.88%) TDD
3 43 (21.39%) Finance
3 43 (21.39%) Java
4 42 (20.90%) SQL
5 39 (19.40%) Project Management
6 38 (18.91%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (18.41%) Open Source
8 36 (17.91%) Cucumber
9 35 (17.41%) BDD
10 29 (14.43%) Microsoft
10 29 (14.43%) Selenium
11 28 (13.93%) Ruby
11 28 (13.93%) Test Automation
12 26 (12.94%) Web Services
13 25 (12.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (11.94%) Business Analysis
15 23 (11.44%) XML
15 23 (11.44%) Manual Testing
16 22 (10.95%) Git (software)
16 22 (10.95%) JavaScript
16 22 (10.95%) HTML
17 21 (10.45%) CSS
17 21 (10.45%) SQL Server
17 21 (10.45%) Degree
17 21 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (10.45%) Mentoring
18 20 (9.95%) Sass
18 20 (9.95%) TeamCity
18 20 (9.95%) VMware

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (8.46%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.49%) Node.js
2 5 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.00%) JBoss
3 2 (1.00%) Apache
3 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 13 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.99%) MS Project
3 3 (1.49%) MS Office
4 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.00%) AWD
1 2 (1.00%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) SaaS
2 2 (1.00%) PaaS
2 2 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.49%) BGP
2 2 (1.00%) MPLS
2 2 (1.00%) OSPF
2 2 (1.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.00%) DMZ
2 2 (1.00%) RSVP
2 2 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (1.00%) Junos
3 1 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.50%) Network Security
3 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) SAN
3 1 (0.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.96%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.00%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (1.00%) MySQL
8 2 (1.00%) DataStage
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.50%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.50%) Redis
9 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (17.91%) Cucumber
2 29 (14.43%) Selenium
3 22 (10.95%) Git (software)
4 20 (9.95%) TeamCity
5 18 (8.96%) IntelliJ
6 17 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (8.46%) Capybara
7 11 (5.47%) SpecFlow
7 11 (5.47%) HP UFT
7 11 (5.47%) NUnit
8 8 (3.98%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.98%) WATIR
8 8 (3.98%) Sahi
9 6 (2.99%) Maven
9 6 (2.99%) JIRA
10 5 (2.49%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.49%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.49%) JUnit
11 3 (1.49%) MSI
12 2 (1.00%) Subversion
General
1 43 (21.39%) Finance
2 18 (8.96%) Retail
3 10 (4.98%) Banking
4 4 (1.99%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.00%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (33.33%) Analyst
2 40 (19.90%) Developer
3 39 (19.40%) Test Analyst
4 18 (8.96%) Ruby Developer
5 17 (8.46%) Business Analyst
6 15 (7.46%) Tester
7 12 (5.97%) QA Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (3.48%) Database Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Test Manager
10 6 (2.99%) Technical Leader
11 5 (2.49%) Architect
11 5 (2.49%) Ab Initio Developer
11 5 (2.49%) Test Engineer
12 4 (1.99%) Implementation Manager
12 4 (1.99%) QA Engineer
12 4 (1.99%) Project Manager
12 4 (1.99%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (1.99%) Test Leader
12 4 (1.99%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.94%) Web Services
2 23 (11.44%) XML
3 22 (10.95%) HTML
4 21 (10.45%) CSS
5 20 (9.95%) Sass
6 18 (8.96%) HTML5
7 17 (8.46%) Sinatra
7 17 (8.46%) .NET
7 17 (8.46%) CSS3
8 15 (7.46%) RESTful
9 5 (2.49%) Gherkin
9 5 (2.49%) Middleware
10 3 (1.49%) Application Packaging
10 3 (1.49%) ADO
10 3 (1.49%) Mustache
11 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.00%) SOAP
12 1 (0.50%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.98%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.99%) NHS
3 5 (2.49%) Reference Data
3 5 (2.49%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.49%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.49%) GIS
6 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.50%) Clustering
7 1 (0.50%) Equities
7 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.50%) Physics
7 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.50%) DataPower
7 1 (0.50%) W3C
7 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.98%) Windows
2 9 (4.48%) Android
2 9 (4.48%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.99%) Windows 8
3 4 (1.99%) Linux
4 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.00%) UNIX
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.88%) TDD
3 39 (19.40%) Project Management
4 38 (18.91%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (18.41%) Open Source
6 35 (17.41%) BDD
7 28 (13.93%) Test Automation
8 25 (12.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (11.94%) Business Analysis
10 23 (11.44%) Manual Testing
11 21 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (10.45%) Mentoring
12 19 (9.45%) Pair Programming
12 19 (9.45%) Automated Testing
13 18 (8.96%) ITIL
13 18 (8.96%) Scrum
13 18 (8.96%) Web Design
13 18 (8.96%) Responsive Web Design
13 18 (8.96%) Test Scripting
14 17 (8.46%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.39%) Java
2 42 (20.90%) SQL
3 28 (13.93%) Ruby
4 22 (10.95%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.47%) C#
6 10 (4.98%) T-SQL
6 10 (4.98%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.49%) VB
7 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.49%) VB6
7 3 (1.49%) C++
7 3 (1.49%) PHP
8 2 (1.00%) C
8 2 (1.00%) ABAP
9 1 (0.50%) Scala
9 1 (0.50%) Clojure
9 1 (0.50%) Groovy
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (10.45%) Degree
2 17 (8.46%) ISEB
3 12 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.98%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.99%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.00%) CCIE
7 2 (1.00%) CCNP
7 2 (1.00%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.00%) JNCIE
7 2 (1.00%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.50%) MCITP
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.50%) CCNA
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.98%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.50%) HL7
3 1 (0.50%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.50%) vSphere
2 1 (0.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (8.46%) Graylog
2 4 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.99%) Puppet
2 4 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.49%) OpenView
4 1 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.95%) VMware
3 17 (8.46%) Akamai
3 17 (8.46%) New Relic
4 16 (7.96%) Oracle
5 7 (3.48%) HP
6 5 (2.49%) SAP
6 5 (2.49%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.99%) Cisco
8 3 (1.49%) IBM
8 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.00%) Juniper
9 2 (1.00%) Remedy
9 2 (1.00%) F5
10 1 (0.50%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.50%) NetApp
10 1 (0.50%) Progress
10 1 (0.50%) Apple
10 1 (0.50%) iSOFT
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