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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 84 55 37
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 60 104 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.17% 3.53% 4.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.52% 39.10% 44.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 85 78
Median daily rate £375 £350 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.34% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £106.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.44% +752.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-60.40% +91.02%
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
218 266 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.90% 9.03% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 208 153
Median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £504 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £31.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +152.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £169.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -29 51 £375 +7.14% 22
South Yorkshire 0 5 £488 - 4
North Yorkshire 0 1 £350 +11.11% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 41 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.70%) SQL
3 24 (22.22%) Scrum
4 23 (21.30%) Selenium
5 17 (15.74%) Java
5 17 (15.74%) Cucumber
6 16 (14.81%) Functional Testing
7 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (12.96%) .NET
8 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
9 13 (12.04%) JavaScript
9 13 (12.04%) Project Management
10 12 (11.11%) Validation
10 12 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 12 (11.11%) ETL
10 12 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (11.11%) BDD
11 11 (10.19%) High Availability
11 11 (10.19%) Test Scripting
11 11 (10.19%) WebDriver
11 11 (10.19%) JIRA
11 11 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (10.19%) Oracle
11 11 (10.19%) Finance
12 10 (9.26%) ISEB
12 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
12 10 (9.26%) Software Testing
12 10 (9.26%) TDD
12 10 (9.26%) Data Validation
12 10 (9.26%) Automation Testing

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 (7.41%) CMS
1 8 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
2 7 (6.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.78%) SAS
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) Kentico
4 1 (0.93%) Sitefinity
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.33%) MS Office
2 9 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 8 (7.41%) MS Project
4 2 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.85%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.93%) InVision
5 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) VoIP
2 1 (0.93%) Network Security
2 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (6.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (6.48%) MS Access
4 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (5.56%) Data Mining
6 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.93%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.93%) Big Data
9 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.93%) MySQL
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (21.30%) Selenium
2 17 (15.74%) Cucumber
3 11 (10.19%) JIRA
3 11 (10.19%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.48%) HP UFT
5 6 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.70%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.70%) Zephyr
7 3 (2.78%) ERwin
7 3 (2.78%) Maven
7 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.85%) Gatling
8 2 (1.85%) JMeter
8 2 (1.85%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (1.85%) The Grinder
8 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.85%) VisualVM
8 2 (1.85%) YourKit
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Banking
2 9 (8.33%) Retail
3 8 (7.41%) Marketing
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (31.48%) Analyst
2 22 (20.37%) Developer
3 19 (17.59%) Test Analyst
4 15 (13.89%) Tester
5 12 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 11 (10.19%) Test Manager
7 9 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) QA Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) QA Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Sitecore Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Manual Test Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) QA Test Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) QA Test Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) QA Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) QA Automation Tester
11 4 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) .NET
2 9 (8.33%) HTML
3 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 8 (7.41%) XML
4 5 (4.63%) HTML5
5 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.70%) CSS
5 4 (3.70%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.70%) jQuery
6 3 (2.78%) Middleware
7 2 (1.85%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.85%) JSON
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.85%) Spring
8 1 (0.93%) Ajax
8 1 (0.93%) RESTful
8 1 (0.93%) SOAP
8 1 (0.93%) Web Services
8 1 (0.93%) XHTML
8 1 (0.93%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.48%) N-Tier
2 7 (6.48%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.70%) NHS
4 3 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.78%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.85%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.93%) PMI
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.70%) Unix
2 3 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.93%) Solaris
3 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.22%) Scrum
3 16 (14.81%) Functional Testing
4 13 (12.04%) Project Management
5 12 (11.11%) BDD
5 12 (11.11%) ETL
5 12 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (11.11%) Validation
6 11 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (10.19%) High Availability
6 11 (10.19%) Test Scripting
7 10 (9.26%) Automation Testing
7 10 (9.26%) Data Validation
7 10 (9.26%) Mentoring
7 10 (9.26%) SDLC
7 10 (9.26%) Software Testing
7 10 (9.26%) TDD
8 9 (8.33%) Analytics
8 9 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 8 (7.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.70%) SQL
2 17 (15.74%) Java
3 13 (12.04%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.48%) PHP
4 7 (6.48%) Python
5 5 (4.63%) Scala
6 4 (3.70%) C#
6 4 (3.70%) Ruby
7 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.85%) C
8 2 (1.85%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.85%) VBA
8 2 (1.85%) VBScript
9 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) ISEB
2 9 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.56%) Degree
4 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.85%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) HNC
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) MCAD
7 1 (0.93%) MCSD
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) Data Quality
1 5 (4.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Control-M
2 1 (0.93%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.19%) Oracle
3 8 (7.41%) Sitecore
4 5 (4.63%) HP
5 3 (2.78%) Ab Initio
5 3 (2.78%) Informatica
6 2 (1.85%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.85%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.85%) IBM
6 2 (1.85%) New Relic
7 1 (0.93%) Adobe
7 1 (0.93%) BMC
7 1 (0.93%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.93%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.93%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.93%) Qualys
7 1 (0.93%) Rally
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
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