The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 87 - 87
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.099% - 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £320
% change year-on-year +12.90% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 981 1378 1101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.22% 96.63% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 961 724
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 40
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Leeds

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Leeds

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Xbox
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA