The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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 Tester
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 - 106
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.074% - 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% - 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.56%  
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 1301 1883 1746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.87% 96.56% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 1289 1091
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 69 88
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £8.75 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in West Yorkshire

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in West Yorkshire

QA Tester
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 Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bradford - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
QA Tester
Yorkshire

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Xbox
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

QA Tester 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 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA