The median contractor rate for a QA Engineer was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Quality Assurance Engineer
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 118 124
Rank change year-on-year +22 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.28% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £403 £438 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +59.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £408 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £468 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.28% -  
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 West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1392 1956 2011
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.75% 96.40% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1361 1383
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 58
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.13 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.23 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in West Yorkshire

QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Engineer in West Yorkshire

QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Engineer in West Yorkshire

QA Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Engineer in West Yorkshire

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Leeds +12 3 £403 -15.26%
QA Engineer
Yorkshire

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, QA Engineer 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 West Yorkshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) API Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft