The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £433 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 26 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 Tester
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 114 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.21% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £433 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £295 £350
% change year-on-year +11.01% -15.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +100.00%  

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 1948 2014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.68% 96.29% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 1345 1389
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 £295 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 62
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.28% +2.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 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 +19 2 £433 +23.57% 1
QA Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (50.00%) V-Model
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) API Testing
3 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Usability 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) API Testing
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft