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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 23 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 1.64% 1.46% 5.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 22.22% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Median daily rate - £456 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year - +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.30 £36.50
% change year-on-year +14.01% -47.13%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 14 9 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 11.48% 6.57% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 24
Median daily rate £310 £550 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.63% +69.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £490 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -32.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% +13.79%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Bradford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Bradford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

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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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Java Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Scala