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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 83 53 50
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 60 103 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.12% 3.65% 3.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.75% 36.65% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 83 73
Median daily rate £356 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
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
189 281 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.67% 9.96% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 212 143
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.86 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £71.25 £26.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -37 46 £375 +7.14% 28
South Yorkshire +1 10 £350 - 1
North Yorkshire +2 1 £345 +9.52% 7
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.59%) SQL
2 32 (27.59%) Selenium
3 31 (26.72%) Java
4 28 (24.14%) Cucumber
5 26 (22.41%) JavaScript
5 26 (22.41%) JIRA
6 23 (19.83%) Scrum
6 23 (19.83%) Functional Testing
7 21 (18.10%) Test Automation
8 19 (16.38%) Python
9 17 (14.66%) LoadRunner
9 17 (14.66%) Non-Functional Testing
9 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (13.79%) Oracle
10 16 (13.79%) Ruby
11 15 (12.93%) BDD
12 14 (12.07%) Jenkins
12 14 (12.07%) ETL
12 14 (12.07%) Finance
12 14 (12.07%) Validation
13 13 (11.21%) JMeter
13 13 (11.21%) Project Management
13 13 (11.21%) HP UFT
13 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
13 13 (11.21%) Linux
14 12 (10.34%) Maven
14 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
14 12 (10.34%) WebDriver
14 12 (10.34%) SDLC

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 7 (6.03%) Confluence
1 7 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.31%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.45%) Apache
3 4 (3.45%) JBoss
4 3 (2.59%) SAS
5 1 (0.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) MS Visio
2 8 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.90%) MS Office
2 8 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (6.90%) MS Project
3 2 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.72%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) IaaS
2 4 (3.45%) PaaS
2 4 (3.45%) SaaS
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) SNMP
2 2 (1.72%) VoIP
3 1 (0.86%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (7.76%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (6.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (6.03%) MS Access
4 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (5.17%) Data Mining
6 5 (4.31%) MySQL
7 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.72%) Big Data
8 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.86%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (27.59%) Selenium
2 28 (24.14%) Cucumber
3 26 (22.41%) JIRA
4 17 (14.66%) LoadRunner
5 14 (12.07%) Jenkins
6 13 (11.21%) HP UFT
6 13 (11.21%) JMeter
7 12 (10.34%) Maven
7 12 (10.34%) WebDriver
8 11 (9.48%) Visual Studio
9 8 (6.90%) Git (software)
9 8 (6.90%) SoapUI
10 7 (6.03%) Gatling
10 7 (6.03%) SilkPerformer
10 7 (6.03%) The Grinder
10 7 (6.03%) VisualVM
10 7 (6.03%) YourKit
11 5 (4.31%) JUnit
11 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 14 (12.07%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Banking
3 9 (7.76%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Law
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (29.31%) Analyst
2 19 (16.38%) Test Analyst
3 17 (14.66%) Developer
3 17 (14.66%) Tester
4 14 (12.07%) QA Analyst
5 13 (11.21%) QA Engineer
5 13 (11.21%) QA Tester
6 12 (10.34%) Test Engineer
7 11 (9.48%) QA Test Analyst
7 11 (9.48%) Test Leader
8 10 (8.62%) Test Manager
9 9 (7.76%) QA Test Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) Performance Engineer
11 6 (5.17%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (5.17%) Test Automation Engineer
12 5 (4.31%) Automation Tester
12 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (4.31%) Performance Test Analyst
12 5 (4.31%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.48%) .NET
2 10 (8.62%) AngularJS
2 10 (8.62%) HTML
3 7 (6.03%) Hibernate
3 7 (6.03%) Spring
3 7 (6.03%) XML
4 6 (5.17%) HTML5
5 5 (4.31%) CSS
5 5 (4.31%) jQuery
6 4 (3.45%) LAMP
6 4 (3.45%) Middleware
7 3 (2.59%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.72%) JSON
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.86%) Ajax
9 1 (0.86%) CSS3
9 1 (0.86%) Flash
9 1 (0.86%) Open Graph
9 1 (0.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) PKI
3 4 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.45%) NHS
4 3 (2.59%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.59%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.86%) PMI
6 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.21%) Linux
2 11 (9.48%) Windows
3 6 (5.17%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.31%) Unix
5 4 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.59%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.86%) Android
7 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.83%) Functional Testing
2 23 (19.83%) Scrum
3 21 (18.10%) Test Automation
4 17 (14.66%) Non-Functional Testing
5 15 (12.93%) BDD
6 14 (12.07%) ETL
6 14 (12.07%) Validation
7 13 (11.21%) Project Management
8 12 (10.34%) SDLC
9 11 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (9.48%) Mentoring
10 10 (8.62%) Data Validation
10 10 (8.62%) Integration Testing
10 10 (8.62%) ITIL
10 10 (8.62%) TDD
10 10 (8.62%) Test Scripting
11 9 (7.76%) Analytics
11 9 (7.76%) Software Testing
11 9 (7.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.59%) SQL
2 31 (26.72%) Java
3 26 (22.41%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.38%) Python
5 16 (13.79%) Ruby
6 11 (9.48%) C#
7 10 (8.62%) PHP
7 10 (8.62%) Shell Script
8 9 (7.76%) C
8 9 (7.76%) Scala
9 8 (6.90%) VBScript
10 7 (6.03%) CoffeeScript
10 7 (6.03%) Perl
10 7 (6.03%) VBA
11 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.59%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.86%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.86%) VB
13 1 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.03%) ISEB
2 7 (6.03%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.59%) Degree
5 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.72%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) HNC
7 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.45%) Puppet
2 3 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.72%) Control-M
4 1 (0.86%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Oracle
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.48%) HP
4 7 (6.03%) AppDynamics
4 7 (6.03%) Dynatrace
4 7 (6.03%) IBM
4 7 (6.03%) New Relic
5 4 (3.45%) Ab Initio
5 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.59%) Informatica
7 2 (1.72%) Adobe
7 2 (1.72%) BMC
7 2 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.86%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.86%) Facebook
8 1 (0.86%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.86%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.86%) Qualys
8 1 (0.86%) Rally
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