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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 78 55 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.04% 2.68% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.27% 33.95% 39.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 29 32
Average daily rate £281 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.79% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
165 162 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.42% 7.89% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 76 93
Average daily rate £320 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.52 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.10 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +1 65 £290 -10.76% 37
South Yorkshire +1 6 £350 - 3
East Yorkshire 0 3 £200 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £250 - 13
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (30.26%) Finance
2 40 (26.32%) Scrum
3 38 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (23.68%) SQL
5 26 (17.11%) SQL Server
6 25 (16.45%) Windows
6 25 (16.45%) Microsoft
7 24 (15.79%) TDD
7 24 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (15.13%) Java
9 21 (13.82%) Test Scripting
10 18 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (11.84%) C#
10 18 (11.84%) Oracle
10 18 (11.84%) Project Management
11 17 (11.18%) .NET
11 17 (11.18%) Selenium
12 16 (10.53%) HTML
13 15 (9.87%) JavaScript
13 15 (9.87%) Test Strategy
13 15 (9.87%) BDD
14 14 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (9.21%) ISEB
14 14 (9.21%) Release Management
15 13 (8.55%) Banking
15 13 (8.55%) User Stories
16 12 (7.89%) Change Control
16 12 (7.89%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.97%) CMS
3 3 (1.97%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.32%) IIS
4 2 (1.32%) OpenEdge
4 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Lync
5 1 (0.66%) Node.js
5 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.66%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (3.95%) MS Office
2 4 (2.63%) MS Project
2 4 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.63%) SAP Retail
2 3 (1.97%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.58%) SAN
2 4 (2.63%) Intranet
3 3 (1.97%) Internet
3 3 (1.97%) DNS
4 2 (1.32%) VPN
4 2 (1.32%) VoIP
4 2 (1.32%) DHCP
4 2 (1.32%) LAN
4 2 (1.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.66%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.66%) Wireless
5 1 (0.66%) Wireless Security
5 1 (0.66%) OSPF
5 1 (0.66%) BGP
5 1 (0.66%) PBX
5 1 (0.66%) ATM
5 1 (0.66%) FTP
5 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (11.18%) Selenium
2 14 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.95%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.29%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.97%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.97%) JIRA
6 3 (1.97%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.32%) WebSpeed
7 2 (1.32%) Subversion
7 2 (1.32%) Maven
7 2 (1.32%) JBehave
7 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.32%) Hudson
8 1 (0.66%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.66%) EasyMock
8 1 (0.66%) Mockito
8 1 (0.66%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.66%) JUnit
General
1 46 (30.26%) Finance
2 13 (8.55%) Banking
3 10 (6.58%) Retail
4 4 (2.63%) Back Office
5 3 (1.97%) Billing
6 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (21.05%) Analyst
2 28 (18.42%) Developer
3 17 (11.18%) Test Analyst
4 16 (10.53%) SQL DBA
4 16 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 16 (10.53%) DBA
5 15 (9.87%) QA Manager
6 13 (8.55%) Tester
7 11 (7.24%) Functional Tester
7 11 (7.24%) Manual Tester
7 11 (7.24%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.92%) SQL Server DBA
9 8 (5.26%) Business Analyst
9 8 (5.26%) Web Developer
10 6 (3.95%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.29%) Consultant
12 4 (2.63%) PMO Analyst
12 4 (2.63%) PMO Assistant
12 4 (2.63%) ScrumMaster
12 4 (2.63%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.18%) .NET
2 16 (10.53%) HTML
3 10 (6.58%) HTML5
4 8 (5.26%) Web Services
5 7 (4.61%) CSS
6 6 (3.95%) jQuery
6 6 (3.95%) WCF
7 4 (2.63%) XML
8 3 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.97%) REST
8 3 (1.97%) CSS3
8 3 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.97%) LAMP
8 3 (1.97%) Spring
8 3 (1.97%) LINQ
8 3 (1.97%) Ajax
8 3 (1.97%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.32%) XSLT
9 2 (1.32%) Spring MVC
9 2 (1.32%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.92%) Clustering
3 7 (4.61%) NHS
4 5 (3.29%) Open Source
5 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.32%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.66%) Informatics
8 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.45%) Windows
2 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.63%) UNIX
3 4 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.63%) Android
4 3 (1.97%) Linux
5 2 (1.32%) Solaris
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.32%) Scrum
2 38 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (15.79%) TDD
4 21 (13.82%) Test Scripting
5 18 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (11.84%) Project Management
6 15 (9.87%) Test Strategy
6 15 (9.87%) BDD
7 14 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (9.21%) Release Management
8 13 (8.55%) User Stories
9 12 (7.89%) Change Control
9 12 (7.89%) Software Engineering
10 11 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.58%) MVC
11 10 (6.58%) Change Management
11 10 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (6.58%) Data Architecture
12 9 (5.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.68%) SQL
2 23 (15.13%) Java
3 18 (11.84%) C#
4 15 (9.87%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.58%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.92%) PHP
7 4 (2.63%) ABAP
8 3 (1.97%) X++
8 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.97%) Perl
9 2 (1.32%) Progress 4GL
9 2 (1.32%) Python
9 2 (1.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.66%) C
10 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.21%) ISEB
2 6 (3.95%) Degree
3 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.66%) MCITP
6 1 (0.66%) CCNP
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.58%) SLA
2 8 (5.26%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.97%) FATCA
4 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.32%) vSphere
2 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.84%) Oracle
3 10 (6.58%) SAP
4 4 (2.63%) HP
5 3 (1.97%) VMware
6 2 (1.32%) Progress
6 2 (1.32%) NetApp
6 2 (1.32%) Citrix
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco
6 2 (1.32%) Unica
6 2 (1.32%) Endeca
6 2 (1.32%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.32%) Kaseya
7 1 (0.66%) NETGEAR
7 1 (0.66%) Aruba
7 1 (0.66%) Intel
7 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.66%) Symantec
7 1 (0.66%) Juniper
7 1 (0.66%) Veritas
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £280 to £330 per day depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago