The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 28 March 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)
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 72 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 -31  
Contract jobs citing QA 28 26 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.76% 1.80% 4.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 18.71% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 41
Median daily rate £365 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £318 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £402 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 91 139 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 8.97% 9.63% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 99 135
Median daily rate £375 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £274 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.00 £11.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% +1.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Leeds over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for QA.

1 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.94%) Java
3 24 (38.71%) Selenium
4 19 (30.65%) Scrum
5 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
6 15 (24.19%) Automated Testing
7 14 (22.58%) Jenkins
7 14 (22.58%) User Stories
8 13 (20.97%) Scala
8 13 (20.97%) Performance Testing
8 13 (20.97%) Kanban
9 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
9 12 (19.35%) BDD
9 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
9 12 (19.35%) Finance
9 12 (19.35%) Web Services
9 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
10 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
10 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (17.74%) Gherkin
10 11 (17.74%) SoapUI
11 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (16.13%) Automation Testing
11 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing
11 10 (16.13%) Defect Management
12 9 (14.52%) Security Testing
12 9 (14.52%) Usability Testing
12 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
12 9 (14.52%) DevOps
12 9 (14.52%) Project Management

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Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.06%) Confluence
2 4 (6.45%) Mule
2 4 (6.45%) Mule ESB
3 2 (3.23%) nginx
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Slack
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) GitHub
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Network Security
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) DHCP
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Big Data
2 2 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (38.71%) Selenium
2 14 (22.58%) Jenkins
3 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
4 11 (17.74%) SoapUI
5 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
6 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.68%) JIRA
6 6 (9.68%) JUnit
6 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.84%) FitNesse
7 3 (4.84%) Hudson
7 3 (4.84%) JMeter
7 3 (4.84%) RSpec
7 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.23%) Appium
8 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.23%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.23%) NUnit
8 2 (3.23%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Games
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Publishing
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Tester
2 11 (17.74%) Automation Tester
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Test Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) QA Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Architect
5 6 (9.68%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (9.68%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Developer
6 5 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) Web Services
2 11 (17.74%) Gherkin
3 7 (11.29%) RESTful
4 6 (9.68%) SOAP
5 5 (8.06%) REST
6 4 (6.45%) Middleware
7 3 (4.84%) EJB
7 3 (4.84%) J2EE
7 3 (4.84%) JMS
7 3 (4.84%) JSON
7 3 (4.84%) Node.js
7 3 (4.84%) Servlets
8 2 (3.23%) Apache CXF
9 1 (1.61%) .NET
9 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.23%) Clustering
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.61%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Android
2 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Unix
3 1 (1.61%) CentOS
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.65%) Scrum
3 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
4 15 (24.19%) Automated Testing
5 14 (22.58%) User Stories
6 13 (20.97%) Kanban
6 13 (20.97%) Performance Testing
7 12 (19.35%) BDD
7 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
7 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
8 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
9 10 (16.13%) Automation Testing
9 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (16.13%) Defect Management
9 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing
10 9 (14.52%) DevOps
10 9 (14.52%) Project Management
10 9 (14.52%) Security Testing
10 9 (14.52%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) Scala
3 7 (11.29%) Groovy
3 7 (11.29%) SQL
4 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.84%) Python
6 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) PHP
6 2 (3.23%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (1.61%) C#
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) ISEB
2 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.23%) WCAG
2 1 (1.61%) PMO
2 1 (1.61%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.45%) Puppet
2 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.23%) Rancher
3 1 (1.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) Atlassian
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) MuleSoft
3 3 (4.84%) Progress
4 1 (1.61%) HP
4 1 (1.61%) IBM
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) RightScale
4 1 (1.61%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago