Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for WCAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCAG over the 6 months to 25 May 2020 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.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
England > North of England
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 211 277 311
Rank change year-on-year +66 +34 -20
Contract jobs citing WCAG 6 29 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North of England 0.10% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.03% 2.72% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 20
Median daily rate £406 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% - +48.44%
10th Percentile £375 £317 £396
90th Percentile £478 £524 £596
England median daily rate £400 £450 £448
% change year-on-year -11.11% +0.56% +17.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £18.00 -

WCAG 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 the North of England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 581 1,066 1,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 9.92% 9.75% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 684 871
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £186 £200 £225
90th Percentile £650 £588 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 71 62
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £25.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% -22.09% +45.10%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £53.00 £49.23 £67.50
Median hourly rate £27.43 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.89% - +9.76%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing WCAG as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG in the North of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WCAG in the North of England.

Daily rate trend for WCAG in the North of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WCAG in the North of England.

Hourly rate trend for WCAG in the North of England

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Contract Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCAG within the North of England region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire +51 2 - -
North West +51 2 £456 -20.65%
North East +18 2 £400 -17.95%
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England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North of England region with a requirement for WCAG.

1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 4 (66.67%) Microservices
1 4 (66.67%) Gatling
2 3 (50.00%) Node.js
2 3 (50.00%) Scala
2 3 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Google Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Nessus
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) BrowserStack
1 2 (33.33%) GitHub
1 2 (33.33%) Google Analytics
1 2 (33.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) Gatling
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Burp Suite
2 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Designer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) UX Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Performance Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Performance Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) Play Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Sass
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 4 (66.67%) Microservices
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) OWASP
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) Scala
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (33.33%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Grafana
1 2 (33.33%) Kibana
1 2 (33.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Google
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle