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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire / North Yorkshire
Rank 27 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing QA 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 1.66% 0.47% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.00% 8.33% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £38.00
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 North Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 20 12 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 11.05% 5.66% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 10
Median daily rate £475 £394 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.63% +67.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £431 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £39.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Harrogate - 1 - -
York - 1 - - 4
QA
Yorkshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 North Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (33.33%) Calabash
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Fiddler
3 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (25.00%) Capybara
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) XQuery
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (8.33%) XPath
5 1 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Retail

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Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (33.33%) Calabash
3 3 (25.00%) Capybara
3 3 (25.00%) Fiddler
3 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (8.33%) Robot Framework
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Manager
3 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Services Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) PMO Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Quality Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior PMO
4 1 (8.33%) Senior PMO Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) QA Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Decision Tree
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) XPath
2 1 (8.33%) XQuery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) FNZ
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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