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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 55 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +22
Contract jobs citing QA 70 66 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.64% 2.91% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.42% 53.23% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 27
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£325 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £257 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £383 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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
169 124 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.37% 5.47% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 70 85
Average daily rate £340 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.50 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £25.80 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -3 60 £325 -12.16% 27
North Yorkshire -5 4 £285 -11.62% 5
South Yorkshire -4 3 £381 -14.42% 2
East Yorkshire - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (33.56%) SQL
2 39 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (23.29%) Finance
4 23 (15.75%) Java
4 23 (15.75%) Test Scripting
5 21 (14.38%) Project Management
6 19 (13.01%) Oracle
7 18 (12.33%) Web Services
8 17 (11.64%) HTML
8 17 (11.64%) Microsoft
9 15 (10.27%) ISEB
9 15 (10.27%) Scrum
9 15 (10.27%) TDD
10 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
10 14 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (8.90%) Windows
12 12 (8.22%) HP
12 12 (8.22%) XML
12 12 (8.22%) CSS
12 12 (8.22%) Banking
12 12 (8.22%) Retail
12 12 (8.22%) Business Analysis
12 12 (8.22%) Selenium
13 11 (7.53%) Android
13 11 (7.53%) Cucumber
13 11 (7.53%) Migration
13 11 (7.53%) ITIL
13 11 (7.53%) UNIX
14 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
14 10 (6.85%) Service Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.05%) nginx
1 3 (2.05%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.05%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.37%) SAS
2 2 (1.37%) Apache
2 2 (1.37%) JBoss
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (1.37%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) Lync
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) CICS
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) MS Excel
1 8 (5.48%) MS Office
2 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.05%) MS Project
2 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) Stata
3 1 (0.68%) SPSS
3 1 (0.68%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Route 53
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) WLAN
1 6 (4.11%) EIGRP
1 6 (4.11%) BGP
1 6 (4.11%) DMZ
1 6 (4.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 6 (4.11%) DMVPN
1 6 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (2.74%) DNS
3 3 (2.05%) WAN
3 3 (2.05%) LAN
4 2 (1.37%) GPRS
4 2 (1.37%) Internet
4 2 (1.37%) DHCP
4 2 (1.37%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.37%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.68%) PABX
5 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.42%) MySQL
4 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.74%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (2.74%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.37%) DB2
6 2 (1.37%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.37%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) SimpleDB
7 1 (0.68%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Selenium
2 11 (7.53%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (4.11%) JIRA
4 6 (4.11%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.42%) TestDirector
6 4 (2.74%) Subversion
6 4 (2.74%) Hudson
7 3 (2.05%) Toad
8 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.37%) JUnit
8 2 (1.37%) Maven
8 2 (1.37%) JProfiler
8 2 (1.37%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.68%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (23.29%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Banking
2 12 (8.22%) Retail
3 6 (4.11%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.37%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (39.04%) Analyst
2 36 (24.66%) Test Analyst
3 17 (11.64%) Developer
4 15 (10.27%) Tester
5 13 (8.90%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.85%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.79%) Head of Testing
8 5 (3.42%) Web Tester
8 5 (3.42%) Android Developer
8 5 (3.42%) IT Trainer
8 5 (3.42%) QA Tester
8 5 (3.42%) Trainer
9 4 (2.74%) Network Engineer
9 4 (2.74%) Functional Tester
9 4 (2.74%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (2.74%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.74%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.05%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 3 (2.05%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (2.05%) Senior Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.33%) Web Services
2 17 (11.64%) HTML
3 12 (8.22%) XML
3 12 (8.22%) CSS
4 9 (6.16%) .NET
5 8 (5.48%) RESTful
6 7 (4.79%) HTML5
7 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.42%) OAuth
8 5 (3.42%) OAuth2
8 5 (3.42%) Ajax
8 5 (3.42%) JSON
8 5 (3.42%) SOAP
9 4 (2.74%) Spring
9 4 (2.74%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.74%) jQuery
10 3 (2.05%) WCF
10 3 (2.05%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.05%) REST
10 3 (2.05%) Apache Jena
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.42%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.42%) Algorithms
2 5 (3.42%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.74%) User Experience
3 4 (2.74%) Open Source
4 3 (2.05%) Chemistry
4 3 (2.05%) Ontologies
5 2 (1.37%) NHS
5 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.37%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.37%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.90%) Windows
2 11 (7.53%) Android
2 11 (7.53%) UNIX
3 7 (4.79%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.79%) Linux
4 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.75%) Test Scripting
3 21 (14.38%) Project Management
4 15 (10.27%) Scrum
4 15 (10.27%) TDD
5 14 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (8.22%) Business Analysis
7 11 (7.53%) Migration
7 11 (7.53%) ITIL
8 10 (6.85%) Service Management
8 10 (6.85%) Project Planning
8 10 (6.85%) Test Automation
8 10 (6.85%) Performance Testing
9 9 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.16%) Change Management
9 9 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.16%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.16%) SOA
10 8 (5.48%) Workflow
10 8 (5.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.56%) SQL
2 23 (15.75%) Java
3 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.79%) Python
5 6 (4.11%) Lisp
6 5 (3.42%) PHP
7 4 (2.74%) C#
8 3 (2.05%) SPARQL
8 3 (2.05%) C++
8 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.37%) Ruby
9 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.68%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.68%) REXX
10 1 (0.68%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.68%) JCL
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (10.27%) ISEB
2 7 (4.79%) Degree
2 7 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.11%) CCNP
3 6 (4.11%) CCDP
3 6 (4.11%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) BS25999
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Firmware
2 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) UAG
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) OPNET
1 6 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.37%) Control-M
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (1.37%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.68%) Salt
3 1 (0.68%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (13.01%) Oracle
2 17 (11.64%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.22%) HP
4 8 (5.48%) BMC
5 7 (4.79%) Cisco
6 6 (4.11%) Motorola
6 6 (4.11%) Blue Coat
6 6 (4.11%) F5
6 6 (4.11%) TippingPoint
7 3 (2.05%) IBM
8 2 (1.37%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.37%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.37%) VMware
9 1 (0.68%) Polycom
9 1 (0.68%) Tandberg
9 1 (0.68%) Percona
9 1 (0.68%) Capita
9 1 (0.68%) Sun
9 1 (0.68%) Apple
9 1 (0.68%) Novell
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