Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Engineer was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 158 179
Rank change year-on-year +7 +21 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.066% 0.33% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.34% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
West Yorkshire median daily rate £465 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.25% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £445 £316 £378
90th Percentile £481 £469 £523
Yorkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +4.69% -11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2926 3508 4239
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.40% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 2283 2864
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £258
90th Percentile £545 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 101 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%
10th Percentile £9.47 £8.75 £8.58
90th Percentile £30.65 £24.63 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.55
% change year-on-year +1.43% +3.34% +0.35%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

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
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 6 months to 17 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
Leeds -1 2 £465 +16.25%
QA Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Traceability Matrix
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Traceability Matrix
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) WCAG