Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 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 22 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)
Yorkshire > North Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 35 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 6 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 1.74% 2.87% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.95% 46.15% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
North Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £368 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +22.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £328 £268 £225
90th Percentile £468 £440 £400
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £38.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £9.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +26.32% -20.83% -63.64%

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 North Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 43 26 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 12.50% 6.22% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 35
North Yorkshire median daily rate £395 £368 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.48% -13.53% +34.92%
10th Percentile £263 £214 £290
90th Percentile £494 £425 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
North Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £31.00 £25.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.52% +23.14% -33.75%
10th Percentile £16.03 £16.08 £14.92
90th Percentile £21.68 £40.85 £35.44
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £15.05 £13.16
% change year-on-year +11.30% +14.36% -25.52%

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Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in North Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in North Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in North Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in North Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in North Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in North Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in North Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
York +2 4 £356 -3.06% 3
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 North Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Video\Live Streaming
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (33.33%) Capybara
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Calabash
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Virgin Media
4 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
4 1 (16.67%) PMO
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
4 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) CMS
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire 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 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (16.67%) OmniGraffle
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Calabash
2 2 (33.33%) Capybara
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Axure RP
3 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Lead
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior UX Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe
1 1 (16.67%) Virgin Media