Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 24 November 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 > Halifax
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 21 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 4 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 3.85% 5.71% 3.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 28.57% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 8
Halifax median daily rate £374 £334 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.99% -16.63% -2.44%
10th Percentile £342 £283 £358
90th Percentile £428 £435 £443
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £380 £369
% change year-on-year +11.84% +3.05% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £8.10 £9.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -14.79% -20.83% -72.09%

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 Halifax with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Halifax
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 16 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 15.38% 20.00% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 22
Halifax median daily rate £399 £419 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.83% +12.26% -10.06%
10th Percentile £334 £283 £225
90th Percentile £444 £450 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Halifax median hourly rate - - £12.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £12.76
% change year-on-year +17.24% +13.68% -20.28%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Halifax

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Halifax region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) JCL
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Integration Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Tester
3 1 (25.00%) QC Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) JCL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL