Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Yorkshire > Bradford
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 25 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 12 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 5.58% 2.95% 3.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 36.84% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 11
Bradford median daily rate £348 £313 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.36% -5.30% +1.54%
10th Percentile £139 £266 £255
90th Percentile £450 £393 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £364 £355
% change year-on-year +16.84% +2.46% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bradford median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £8.10 £9.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year -14.79% -9.52% -73.75%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bradford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 33 19 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 15.35% 8.02% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 28
Bradford median daily rate £313 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £160 £206 £260
90th Percentile £481 £401 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £409 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.31% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Bradford median hourly rate £15.50 £20.97 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.08% +109.70% -69.70%
10th Percentile £10.65 £20.97 £9.50
90th Percentile £19.95 £27.79 £10.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £13.29
% change year-on-year +24.14% +9.15% -16.97%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bradford.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bradford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Bradford.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Bradford

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bradford over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Bradford

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Bradford region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (50.00%) PMO
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (33.33%) Resource Levelling
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) MSTest
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Legal
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) Case Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (8.33%) SMS
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) Process Management
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) Practice Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bradford 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MSTest
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Coordinator
4 2 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planner
4 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) PMO Coordinator
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Planner
5 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Resource Levelling
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Case Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Practice Management
4 1 (8.33%) Process Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) PMO
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft