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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 90 71 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.55% 3.10% 2.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.12% 44.94% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 36 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 - £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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
191 158 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.54% 6.89% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 90 64
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £211 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 13
Average hourly rate £12.84 £15.25 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.83% +3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £12.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £26.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +6 77 £325 - 41
South Yorkshire -6 6 £281 -29.68% 6
North Yorkshire -4 3 £218 -33.07% 21
East Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 42 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.80%) Finance
2 41 (26.80%) SQL
3 33 (21.57%) Java
4 30 (19.61%) Web Services
5 22 (14.38%) Project Management
5 22 (14.38%) TDD
6 21 (13.73%) XML
6 21 (13.73%) HTML
6 21 (13.73%) Open Source
7 20 (13.07%) CSS
8 19 (12.42%) Oracle
8 19 (12.42%) ISEB
8 19 (12.42%) RESTful
9 18 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (11.76%) JavaScript
10 17 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 17 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 16 (10.46%) Cucumber
11 16 (10.46%) SOA
12 15 (9.80%) Business Analysis
12 15 (9.80%) Selenium
12 15 (9.80%) MongoDB
12 15 (9.80%) Test Automation
13 14 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (9.15%) Retail
13 14 (9.15%) Change Management
13 14 (9.15%) .NET
14 13 (8.50%) Automated Testing
14 13 (8.50%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (3.27%) Node.js
1 5 (3.27%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.31%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.31%) nginx
2 2 (1.31%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.65%) Lync
3 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.65%) SAS
3 1 (0.65%) CICS
3 1 (0.65%) CMS
3 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.65%) Apache
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.61%) MS Office
3 3 (1.96%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) SPSS
4 1 (0.65%) Simulink
4 1 (0.65%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.65%) Route 53
1 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) BGP
2 3 (1.96%) EIGRP
2 3 (1.96%) DMZ
2 3 (1.96%) LAN
2 3 (1.96%) WLAN
2 3 (1.96%) WAN
2 3 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.96%) DMVPN
2 3 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.31%) Junos
3 2 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (1.31%) GPRS
3 2 (1.31%) DNS
3 2 (1.31%) MPLS
3 2 (1.31%) OSPF
3 2 (1.31%) RSVP
4 1 (0.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.80%) MongoDB
2 13 (8.50%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.23%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.58%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.31%) MySQL
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) Adabas
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.65%) Redis
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (10.46%) Cucumber
2 15 (9.80%) Selenium
3 14 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (4.58%) Sahi
5 7 (4.58%) WATIR
5 7 (4.58%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.92%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.92%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.27%) Hudson
7 5 (3.27%) Capybara
7 5 (3.27%) Subversion
7 5 (3.27%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.27%) JUnit
7 5 (3.27%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.27%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.61%) JProfiler
9 3 (1.96%) JIRA
10 2 (1.31%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.65%) Calabash
General
1 41 (26.80%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Retail
3 5 (3.27%) Banking
4 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.31%) Automotive
5 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 57 (37.25%) Analyst
2 37 (24.18%) Test Analyst
3 25 (16.34%) Developer
4 21 (13.73%) Tester
5 15 (9.80%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.88%) QA Analyst
7 8 (5.23%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.58%) QA Tester
9 6 (3.92%) Ruby Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Android Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Web Tester
10 5 (3.27%) IT Trainer
10 5 (3.27%) Trainer
11 4 (2.61%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.61%) QA Test Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) Web Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) Head of Testing
12 3 (1.96%) Automation Tester
12 3 (1.96%) Automation Analyst
12 3 (1.96%) Senior Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.61%) Web Services
2 21 (13.73%) XML
2 21 (13.73%) HTML
3 20 (13.07%) CSS
4 19 (12.42%) RESTful
5 14 (9.15%) .NET
6 11 (7.19%) HTML5
7 8 (5.23%) SOAP
7 8 (5.23%) Sass
8 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET
9 6 (3.92%) Middleware
9 6 (3.92%) jQuery
10 5 (3.27%) OAuth
10 5 (3.27%) JSON
10 5 (3.27%) Sinatra
10 5 (3.27%) CSS3
10 5 (3.27%) Ajax
10 5 (3.27%) OAuth2
10 5 (3.27%) Apache Jena
11 4 (2.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.73%) Open Source
2 9 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.92%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.27%) Ontologies
4 5 (3.27%) Chemistry
4 5 (3.27%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.96%) User Experience
5 3 (1.96%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.96%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.31%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.31%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
7 1 (0.65%) W3C
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Physics
7 1 (0.65%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.50%) Android
2 12 (7.84%) Windows
3 7 (4.58%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.92%) UNIX
5 5 (3.27%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.61%) Linux
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (14.38%) TDD
2 22 (14.38%) Project Management
3 18 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 16 (10.46%) SOA
6 15 (9.80%) Test Automation
6 15 (9.80%) Business Analysis
7 14 (9.15%) Change Management
8 13 (8.50%) Automated Testing
8 13 (8.50%) BDD
9 10 (6.54%) Migration
9 10 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.54%) Service Management
9 10 (6.54%) ITIL
10 9 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.88%) Test Scripting
10 9 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.80%) SQL
2 33 (21.57%) Java
3 18 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.50%) Ruby
5 7 (4.58%) C#
6 6 (3.92%) Python
7 5 (3.27%) SPARQL
8 4 (2.61%) C++
8 4 (2.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.96%) Lisp
10 2 (1.31%) PHP
10 2 (1.31%) VBScript
10 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.31%) C
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.65%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (12.42%) ISEB
2 13 (8.50%) Degree
3 8 (5.23%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.27%) CCNP
5 5 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.61%) VCP4
7 3 (1.96%) CCDP
8 2 (1.31%) CCIE
8 2 (1.31%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.31%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.31%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.96%) Firmware
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.65%) UAG
3 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) Graylog
2 4 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.96%) OPNET
3 3 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
4 1 (0.65%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (12.42%) Oracle
2 17 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.88%) HP
4 6 (3.92%) VMware
4 6 (3.92%) Cisco
5 5 (3.27%) Akamai
5 5 (3.27%) New Relic
6 4 (2.61%) F5
7 3 (1.96%) Remedy
7 3 (1.96%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.96%) TippingPoint
7 3 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.96%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.96%) BMC
7 3 (1.96%) Motorola
8 2 (1.31%) Juniper
8 2 (1.31%) Apple
9 1 (0.65%) Percona
9 1 (0.65%) Imperva
9 1 (0.65%) Novell
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Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: competitive
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