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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 81 65 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.18% 2.86% 3.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.54% 40.37% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 40 55
Average daily rate
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£320 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.48% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £234 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £33.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-40.74% +68.75%
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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
195 161 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.66% 7.09% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 90 106
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £190 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £525 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 4
Average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.50 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 -7 59 £323 -14.00% 25
South Yorkshire +10 12 £300 +27.65% 6
North Yorkshire +3 7 £315 +10.52% 6
East Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 49 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
1 49 (28.99%) SQL
2 40 (23.67%) Finance
3 34 (20.12%) Test Scripting
4 24 (14.20%) Project Management
5 22 (13.02%) TDD
6 21 (12.43%) Scrum
6 21 (12.43%) ISEB
6 21 (12.43%) Java
7 20 (11.83%) Oracle
8 18 (10.65%) Banking
9 17 (10.06%) Retail
9 17 (10.06%) Microsoft
9 17 (10.06%) Selenium
9 17 (10.06%) Test Automation
10 16 (9.47%) SQL Server
11 15 (8.88%) Business Analysis
11 15 (8.88%) Cucumber
11 15 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (8.88%) Performance Testing
12 13 (7.69%) Web Services
12 13 (7.69%) ITIL
12 13 (7.69%) BDD
12 13 (7.69%) User Stories
13 12 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (7.10%) Test Management
13 12 (7.10%) Project Planning
13 12 (7.10%) Windows
13 12 (7.10%) MS Office
13 12 (7.10%) C#

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (1.78%) Tomcat
1 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.18%) nginx
2 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.18%) JBoss
2 2 (1.18%) SAS
2 2 (1.18%) CMS
3 1 (0.59%) CICS
3 1 (0.59%) Apache
3 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.59%) Lync
3 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.59%) Node.js
3 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (7.10%) MS Office
2 8 (4.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.78%) MS Project
6 1 (0.59%) SPSS
6 1 (0.59%) Simulink
6 1 (0.59%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.55%) WLAN
1 6 (3.55%) DMZ
1 6 (3.55%) BGP
1 6 (3.55%) EIGRP
1 6 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (3.55%) DMVPN
1 6 (3.55%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (3.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.37%) DVB
3 4 (2.37%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.37%) VLAN
4 3 (1.78%) DNS
5 2 (1.18%) DHCP
5 2 (1.18%) PuTTY
5 2 (1.18%) PABX
5 2 (1.18%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.37%) MySQL
3 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.78%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.18%) DB2
5 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.18%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) SimpleDB
6 1 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.59%) Adabas
6 1 (0.59%) Redis
6 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (10.06%) Selenium
2 15 (8.88%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.55%) TestDirector
4 6 (3.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (3.55%) JIRA
5 5 (2.96%) WebDriver
5 5 (2.96%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.37%) JBehave
6 4 (2.37%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.78%) Hudson
7 3 (1.78%) Toad
7 3 (1.78%) JUnit
8 2 (1.18%) Subversion
8 2 (1.18%) Maven
9 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.59%) NUnit
9 1 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 40 (23.67%) Finance
2 18 (10.65%) Banking
3 17 (10.06%) Retail
4 6 (3.55%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 69 (40.83%) Analyst
2 39 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 21 (12.43%) Tester
4 17 (10.06%) Business Analyst
5 14 (8.28%) Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.14%) QA Analyst
7 7 (4.14%) Functional Tester
7 7 (4.14%) Head of Testing
8 6 (3.55%) Automation Tester
9 5 (2.96%) Trainer
9 5 (2.96%) Services Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.96%) Service Manager
9 5 (2.96%) Test Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) IT Trainer
9 5 (2.96%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.37%) QA Tester
10 4 (2.37%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (2.37%) Design Engineer
10 4 (2.37%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.69%) Web Services
2 12 (7.10%) HTML
3 11 (6.51%) .NET
4 8 (4.73%) XML
5 7 (4.14%) CSS
6 6 (3.55%) HTML5
7 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.78%) SOAP
8 3 (1.78%) Middleware
8 3 (1.78%) Ajax
8 3 (1.78%) REST
8 3 (1.78%) jQuery
8 3 (1.78%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.18%) Spring Integration
9 2 (1.18%) Spring MVC
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Flex
9 2 (1.18%) WCF
9 2 (1.18%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.14%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.14%) NHS
4 7 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.37%) IPTV
5 4 (2.37%) MPEG
5 4 (2.37%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.37%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.78%) User Experience
6 3 (1.78%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.18%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.18%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.18%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.18%) iSeries
7 2 (1.18%) Open Source
7 2 (1.18%) AS400
7 2 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.10%) Windows
2 10 (5.92%) Linux
3 9 (5.33%) UNIX
4 7 (4.14%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.96%) Android
6 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.12%) Test Scripting
3 24 (14.20%) Project Management
4 22 (13.02%) TDD
5 21 (12.43%) Scrum
6 17 (10.06%) Test Automation
7 15 (8.88%) Business Analysis
7 15 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (8.88%) Performance Testing
8 13 (7.69%) ITIL
8 13 (7.69%) BDD
8 13 (7.69%) User Stories
9 12 (7.10%) Test Management
9 12 (7.10%) Migration
9 12 (7.10%) Service Management
9 12 (7.10%) Project Planning
10 11 (6.51%) Software Testing
11 10 (5.92%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.92%) Functional Testing
11 10 (5.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.99%) SQL
2 21 (12.43%) Java
3 12 (7.10%) C#
4 8 (4.73%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.73%) PHP
5 6 (3.55%) C++
5 6 (3.55%) Lisp
6 5 (2.96%) Ruby
6 5 (2.96%) C
7 4 (2.37%) Tcl
7 4 (2.37%) Perl
8 3 (1.78%) VB
9 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.18%) VBScript
9 2 (1.18%) VB6
9 2 (1.18%) X++
10 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.59%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.43%) ISEB
2 10 (5.92%) ISTQB
2 10 (5.92%) Degree
3 8 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.55%) CCNP
4 6 (3.55%) CCDP
5 4 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.18%) CCNA
7 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.78%) SLA
1 3 (1.78%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.18%) BS25999
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.59%) UAG
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.51%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.55%) OPNET
2 6 (3.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (1.18%) Puppet
3 2 (1.18%) Control-M
4 1 (0.59%) SCCM
4 1 (0.59%) SCOM
4 1 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.59%) Salt
4 1 (0.59%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 20 (11.83%) Oracle
2 17 (10.06%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.51%) HP
4 8 (4.73%) BMC
5 6 (3.55%) Motorola
5 6 (3.55%) Cisco
5 6 (3.55%) Blue Coat
5 6 (3.55%) TippingPoint
5 6 (3.55%) F5
6 3 (1.78%) Capita
6 3 (1.78%) IBM
7 2 (1.18%) Sybase
7 2 (1.18%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.18%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.18%) VMware
7 2 (1.18%) LexisNexis
8 1 (0.59%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.59%) Informatica
8 1 (0.59%) Novell
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
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