Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 6 months to 24 November 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 84 61
Rank change year-on-year -10 -23 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 68 98 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.24% 2.74% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.73% 25.79% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 64 122
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £380 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +3.05% +13.46%
10th Percentile £267 £276 £260
90th Percentile £615 £514 £536
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £8.10 £9.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.79% -20.83% -72.09%
10th Percentile £7.84 £8.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £8.35 £10.25 £187.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £9.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +26.32% -20.83% -68.42%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 363 380 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.96% 10.62% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 236 374
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £222 £237
90th Percentile £572 £575 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 22
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +13.68% -20.28%
10th Percentile £8.69 £11.39 £8.60
90th Percentile £21.64 £17.39 £20.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £13.16
% change year-on-year +15.52% +10.18% -30.74%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in West Yorkshire

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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 in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in West Yorkshire

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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 within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 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 -9 47 £425 +6.25% 20
Bradford +15 12 £348 +11.36% 3
Halifax +5 4 £374 +11.99%
Brighouse - 2 - -
Wakefield - 1 £400 - 2
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 26 (38.24%) SQL
2 18 (26.47%) Test Automation
3 17 (25.00%) Scrum
3 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (23.53%) Java
5 12 (17.65%) Shell Script
6 11 (16.18%) ETL
6 11 (16.18%) Data Management
6 11 (16.18%) Test Scripting
6 11 (16.18%) Selenium
7 10 (14.71%) MongoDB
7 10 (14.71%) User Stories
7 10 (14.71%) Finance
7 10 (14.71%) Unix
7 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
8 9 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (13.24%) Informatica
8 9 (13.24%) C#
8 9 (13.24%) Data Analysis
8 9 (13.24%) NoSQL
8 9 (13.24%) Data Integration
8 9 (13.24%) Data Architecture
8 9 (13.24%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (11.76%) PMO
9 8 (11.76%) Coaching
9 8 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (10.29%) SOAP

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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 6 (8.82%) Confluence
2 5 (7.35%) SAS
3 3 (4.41%) nginx
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.41%) Slack
3 2 (2.94%) IaaS
3 2 (2.94%) PaaS
3 2 (2.94%) SaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) MongoDB
2 9 (13.24%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (13.24%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.82%) Apache Hive
3 6 (8.82%) Big Data
3 6 (8.82%) MySQL
3 6 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (7.35%) HBase
5 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (4.41%) Data Lake
5 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.41%) Pentaho
6 2 (2.94%) DB2
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Selenium
2 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 7 (10.29%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.41%) ERwin
4 3 (4.41%) MSTest
4 3 (4.41%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.47%) JUnit
5 1 (1.47%) RSpec
5 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Legal
3 4 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Analyst
2 14 (20.59%) Tester
3 8 (11.76%) Architect
4 7 (10.29%) Data Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) PMO Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Senior Data Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 5 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Manual Tester
7 4 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.88%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.41%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Lead Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Lead Data Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) SOAP
2 3 (4.41%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (4.41%) Node.js
2 3 (4.41%) React
3 2 (2.94%) CSS
3 2 (2.94%) CSS3
3 2 (2.94%) HTML
3 2 (2.94%) Kafka
3 2 (2.94%) Spring
3 2 (2.94%) Spring Boot
3 2 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) .NET
4 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.47%) IDoc
4 1 (1.47%) JSON
4 1 (1.47%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) Clustering
3 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Unix
2 5 (7.35%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Test Automation
2 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) Scrum
3 11 (16.18%) Data Management
3 11 (16.18%) ETL
3 11 (16.18%) Test Scripting
4 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
4 10 (14.71%) User Stories
5 9 (13.24%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (13.24%) Data Analysis
5 9 (13.24%) Data Architecture
5 9 (13.24%) Data Integration
6 8 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.76%) Coaching
6 8 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
7 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Open Source
7 7 (10.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) SQL
2 16 (23.53%) Java
3 12 (17.65%) Shell Script
4 9 (13.24%) C#
5 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.29%) Python
7 6 (8.82%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.94%) C
9 2 (2.94%) COBOL
9 2 (2.94%) JCL
9 2 (2.94%) R
9 2 (2.94%) Scala
10 1 (1.47%) ABAP
10 1 (1.47%) Ruby
10 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) CISM
1 3 (4.41%) CISSP
1 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.94%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.94%) CCDP
2 2 (2.94%) CCNP
2 2 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.94%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) PMO
2 4 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.47%) GDPR
3 1 (1.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Docker
2 3 (4.41%) Xen
3 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Puppet
2 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.41%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.41%) Rancher
4 2 (2.94%) Terraform
5 1 (1.47%) Ansible
5 1 (1.47%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Informatica
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle
4 3 (4.41%) CA
4 3 (4.41%) Tableau
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco
5 2 (2.94%) HP
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) SAP