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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 56 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 70 94 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.81% 3.09% 2.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.97% 26.04% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 67 39
Median daily rate £388 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £635 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £9.50 £12.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -67.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-18.68% -31.06%
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
226 361 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 9.08% 11.86% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 255 137
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £540 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 16
Median hourly rate £16.96 £13.29 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -30.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.87 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -3 50 £400 +16.87% 17
North Yorkshire +12 11 £394 +50.00% 1
South Yorkshire -22 3 £408 -17.25% 1
East Yorkshire - 3 £343 -
Humberside - 1 £375 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 50 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.51%) Selenium
3 26 (22.03%) Java
4 24 (20.34%) Test Scripting
4 24 (20.34%) Automation Testing
5 22 (18.64%) Cucumber
5 22 (18.64%) Automated Testing
6 21 (17.80%) SQL
6 21 (17.80%) Finance
7 20 (16.95%) Scrum
8 19 (16.10%) WebDriver
8 19 (16.10%) User Stories
9 18 (15.25%) SoapUI
9 18 (15.25%) Scala
10 16 (13.56%) Test Automation
10 16 (13.56%) JIRA
10 16 (13.56%) TDD
11 15 (12.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (11.86%) Retail
12 14 (11.86%) .NET
12 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
13 13 (11.02%) Manual Testing
13 13 (11.02%) Jenkins
14 12 (10.17%) Defect Tracking
14 12 (10.17%) Visualisation
14 12 (10.17%) SOAP
14 12 (10.17%) Web Services
14 12 (10.17%) XML
14 12 (10.17%) Games
15 11 (9.32%) Git (software)

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 (6.78%) CMS
2 7 (5.93%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (3.39%) Mule
3 4 (3.39%) Mule ESB
4 3 (2.54%) IIS
5 2 (1.69%) Confluence
5 2 (1.69%) SAS
5 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) Kentico
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.85%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (2.54%) MS Project
3 2 (1.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) Network Security
2 3 (2.54%) DHCP
2 3 (2.54%) DNS
3 2 (1.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) SAN
4 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Power View
2 5 (4.24%) PowerPivot
2 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.69%) DB2
4 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.69%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) OLAP
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (30.51%) Selenium
2 22 (18.64%) Cucumber
3 19 (16.10%) WebDriver
4 18 (15.25%) SoapUI
5 16 (13.56%) JIRA
6 13 (11.02%) Jenkins
7 11 (9.32%) Git (software)
8 9 (7.63%) JUnit
9 7 (5.93%) RSpec
10 6 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (4.24%) JMeter
11 5 (4.24%) Subversion
12 4 (3.39%) Calabash
12 4 (3.39%) Fiddler
12 4 (3.39%) LoadRunner
12 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.54%) Appium
13 3 (2.54%) Capybara
13 3 (2.54%) Zephyr
14 2 (1.69%) Robot Framework
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Retail
3 12 (10.17%) Games
4 8 (6.78%) Banking
4 8 (6.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.69%) Publishing
5 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Analyst
2 20 (16.95%) Test Analyst
3 19 (16.10%) Developer
3 19 (16.10%) Test Engineer
4 16 (13.56%) Tester
5 15 (12.71%) QA Engineer
6 12 (10.17%) QA Test Engineer
7 11 (9.32%) Automation Tester
8 9 (7.63%) Project Manager
9 8 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (6.78%) Quality Engineer
10 7 (5.93%) Manual Test Analyst
11 6 (5.08%) Business Analyst
11 6 (5.08%) Sitecore Developer
11 6 (5.08%) Test Automation Engineer
12 5 (4.24%) Java Automation Tester
12 5 (4.24%) Java Engineer
12 5 (4.24%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 5 (4.24%) Selenium Tester
13 4 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.86%) .NET
2 12 (10.17%) SOAP
2 12 (10.17%) Web Services
2 12 (10.17%) XML
3 11 (9.32%) Gherkin
4 9 (7.63%) JSON
5 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET
6 6 (5.08%) REST
6 6 (5.08%) RESTful
7 4 (3.39%) HTML
7 4 (3.39%) Middleware
8 3 (2.54%) EJB
8 3 (2.54%) J2EE
8 3 (2.54%) JMS
8 3 (2.54%) Servlets
9 2 (1.69%) Ajax
9 2 (1.69%) CSS
9 2 (1.69%) jQuery
9 2 (1.69%) Spring
9 2 (1.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Visualisation
2 6 (5.08%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) User Experience
4 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.54%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.85%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Informatics
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) STB
6 1 (0.85%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) Unix
2 7 (5.93%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Windows
3 3 (2.54%) Android
3 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.69%) CentOS
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.34%) Automation Testing
2 24 (20.34%) Test Scripting
3 22 (18.64%) Automated Testing
4 20 (16.95%) Scrum
5 19 (16.10%) User Stories
6 16 (13.56%) TDD
6 16 (13.56%) Test Automation
7 15 (12.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (11.02%) Manual Testing
9 12 (10.17%) Defect Tracking
10 11 (9.32%) BDD
10 11 (9.32%) Performance Testing
10 11 (9.32%) Unit Testing
11 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
11 10 (8.47%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.47%) Usability Testing
12 9 (7.63%) Kanban
12 9 (7.63%) Regression Testing
12 9 (7.63%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.03%) Java
2 21 (17.80%) SQL
3 18 (15.25%) Scala
4 9 (7.63%) Groovy
5 8 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.78%) Ruby
6 5 (4.24%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.39%) C#
8 3 (2.54%) C++
9 2 (1.69%) PHP
9 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.85%) C
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
10 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.85%) Python
10 1 (0.85%) VBScript
10 1 (0.85%) XPath
10 1 (0.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (6.78%) ISEB
1 8 (6.78%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) HP ASE
4 1 (0.85%) MCAD
4 1 (0.85%) MCSD
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.24%) WCAG
3 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.85%) SDET
4 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.54%) Puppet
2 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) Oracle
2 7 (5.93%) Sitecore
3 4 (3.39%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.54%) Adobe
4 3 (2.54%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.69%) HP
5 2 (1.69%) Progress
5 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.69%) RightScale
5 2 (1.69%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) FNZ
6 1 (0.85%) IBM
6 1 (0.85%) Siebel
6 1 (0.85%) Telerik
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