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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 67 66 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.34% 2.59% 3.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.38% 29.86% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 38
Average daily rate £405 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £450 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +88.72%
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
254 221 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 8.87% 8.67% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 145 100
Average daily rate £410 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.49% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £242 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 7
Average hourly rate £20.25 £13.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.83% +20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 50 £388 +31.91% 32
South Yorkshire -9 12 £500 +42.85% 8
North Yorkshire +7 1 - - 5
Humberside - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 69 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (30.92%) Java
3 37 (24.34%) Selenium
4 34 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 32 (21.05%) Cucumber
5 32 (21.05%) Jenkins
6 31 (20.39%) JIRA
7 27 (17.76%) Test Automation
8 26 (17.11%) Functional Testing
8 26 (17.11%) SQL
9 24 (15.79%) Test Scripting
10 23 (15.13%) Non-Functional Testing
10 23 (15.13%) Finance
11 21 (13.82%) Windows
12 20 (13.16%) Linux
12 20 (13.16%) Microsoft
13 19 (12.50%) LoadRunner
13 19 (12.50%) JMeter
14 18 (11.84%) .NET
14 18 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (11.84%) Validation
15 17 (11.18%) Visual Studio
15 17 (11.18%) CSS
15 17 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (10.53%) Test Strategy
16 16 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (10.53%) Project Management
16 16 (10.53%) Maven
16 16 (10.53%) Ruby
17 15 (9.87%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 14 (9.21%) Confluence
2 10 (6.58%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.61%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.29%) Apache
4 5 (3.29%) JBoss
4 5 (3.29%) nginx
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.66%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.66%) Drupal
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 10 (6.58%) MS Office
3 10 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (6.58%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.29%) IaaS
2 5 (3.29%) PaaS
2 5 (3.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.55%) SNMP
2 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.55%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (4.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (4.61%) MS Access
4 7 (4.61%) MySQL
4 7 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.95%) Data Mining
5 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.97%) Big Data
8 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.66%) GIS
9 1 (0.66%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 37 (24.34%) Selenium
2 32 (21.05%) Cucumber
2 32 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 31 (20.39%) JIRA
4 19 (12.50%) JMeter
4 19 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 17 (11.18%) Visual Studio
6 16 (10.53%) Maven
7 13 (8.55%) HP UFT
7 13 (8.55%) JUnit
7 13 (8.55%) Subversion
7 13 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (5.26%) Eclipse
8 8 (5.26%) Hudson
8 8 (5.26%) JProfiler
9 7 (4.61%) Git (software)
9 7 (4.61%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.95%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.95%) VisualVM
10 6 (3.95%) YourKit
General
1 23 (15.13%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Banking
3 6 (3.95%) Retail
4 5 (3.29%) Legal
5 2 (1.32%) Games
5 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Front Office
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (28.95%) Analyst
2 26 (17.11%) Test Analyst
3 22 (14.47%) Test Leader
4 19 (12.50%) Developer
4 19 (12.50%) Tester
5 14 (9.21%) QA Analyst
5 14 (9.21%) QA Test Analyst
6 10 (6.58%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.58%) QA Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Agile Developer
7 8 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (5.26%) QA Leader
7 8 (5.26%) QA Tester
7 8 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.26%) UI Developer
8 7 (4.61%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.61%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.84%) .NET
2 17 (11.18%) CSS
3 15 (9.87%) HTML
4 14 (9.21%) Hibernate
4 14 (9.21%) Spring
4 14 (9.21%) Web Services
5 12 (7.89%) HTML5
6 10 (6.58%) jQuery
6 10 (6.58%) XML
7 9 (5.92%) Ajax
7 9 (5.92%) SOAP
8 8 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 8 (5.26%) Apache Jena
8 8 (5.26%) D3.js
8 8 (5.26%) GWT
8 8 (5.26%) RESTful
8 8 (5.26%) Vaadin
9 5 (3.29%) LAMP
9 5 (3.29%) Middleware
10 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.55%) PKI
3 10 (6.58%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.26%) Ontologies
5 7 (4.61%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.29%) NHS
7 3 (1.97%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.32%) LIMS
8 2 (1.32%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.32%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.66%) CESG
9 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.66%) DataPower
9 1 (0.66%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.66%) IPTV
9 1 (0.66%) PMI
9 1 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.82%) Windows
2 20 (13.16%) Linux
3 13 (8.55%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.95%) MVS
5 5 (3.29%) CentOS
5 5 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.29%) VME
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.97%) Unix
8 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.66%) Android
9 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.76%) Test Automation
3 26 (17.11%) Functional Testing
4 24 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 23 (15.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 18 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (11.84%) Validation
7 17 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (10.53%) Project Management
8 16 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 15 (9.87%) Analytics
9 15 (9.87%) Manual Testing
9 15 (9.87%) Regression Testing
9 15 (9.87%) Scrum
10 14 (9.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (8.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (8.55%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (7.89%) Data Validation
12 12 (7.89%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (30.92%) Java
2 34 (22.37%) JavaScript
3 26 (17.11%) SQL
4 16 (10.53%) Ruby
5 15 (9.87%) Python
6 14 (9.21%) C#
7 11 (7.24%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.92%) C
8 9 (5.92%) Perl
9 8 (5.26%) PHP
9 8 (5.26%) SPARQL
9 8 (5.26%) VBScript
10 6 (3.95%) CoffeeScript
10 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.95%) Scala
10 6 (3.95%) VBA
11 5 (3.29%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.32%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.24%) ISEB
3 9 (5.92%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.95%) Degree
4 6 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.66%) HNC
7 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.92%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) GPG13
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) WAI
3 1 (0.66%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) XenApp
2 1 (0.66%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) Nagios
1 5 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.29%) Opsview
1 5 (3.29%) Puppet
2 2 (1.32%) Control-M
2 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.87%) HP
3 14 (9.21%) IBM
4 13 (8.55%) Oracle
5 6 (3.95%) AppDynamics
5 6 (3.95%) Dynatrace
5 6 (3.95%) New Relic
6 5 (3.29%) Fujitsu
6 5 (3.29%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.32%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.32%) Adobe
7 2 (1.32%) BMC
7 2 (1.32%) Citrix
7 2 (1.32%) Facebook
7 2 (1.32%) VMware
8 1 (0.66%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.66%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.66%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.66%) Platfora
8 1 (0.66%) Rally
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