Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 69 73
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -21
Contract jobs citing QA 108 90 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.32% 3.01% 2.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.49% 27.95% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 57 89
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £290 £270 £262
90th Percentile £615 £578 £630
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £8.10 £9.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.79% -20.83% -70.00%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.30 £9.50 £11.25
% change year-on-year +166.29% -15.56% -71.15%

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 441 322 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.57% 10.76% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 211 363
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +21.21%
10th Percentile £250 £244 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £13.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +9.15% -16.97%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.81 £10.04
90th Percentile £20.90 £20.97 £20.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £18.75 £13.41
% change year-on-year -2.64% +39.78% -17.93%

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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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 +5 78 £425 +4.29% 44
Bradford +7 13 £348 +5.06% 6
Halifax 0 12 £800 +171.19% 3
Brighouse - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £400 - 2
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 58 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.19%) Test Automation
3 34 (31.48%) Java
4 30 (27.78%) SQL
5 21 (19.44%) Scrum
6 17 (15.74%) JavaScript
6 17 (15.74%) Business Analysis
7 16 (14.81%) JIRA
7 16 (14.81%) NoSQL
8 15 (13.89%) C#
8 15 (13.89%) Finance
8 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
9 14 (12.96%) Android
9 14 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (12.04%) Python
10 13 (12.04%) User Stories
10 13 (12.04%) Microservices
11 12 (11.11%) React
11 12 (11.11%) Spring Boot
11 12 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (11.11%) TDD
11 12 (11.11%) Spring
12 11 (10.19%) Selenium
12 11 (10.19%) Banking
12 11 (10.19%) CSS
12 11 (10.19%) HTML
12 11 (10.19%) .NET
12 11 (10.19%) DevOps
13 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (9.26%) Software Delivery

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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 8 (7.41%) Confluence
2 4 (3.70%) nginx
3 3 (2.78%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.78%) SAS
3 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) Serverless
4 1 (0.93%) Slack
4 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) SMS
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 12 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (9.26%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (7.41%) MySQL
5 7 (6.48%) Cloud Spanner
5 7 (6.48%) Hadoop
5 7 (6.48%) NewSQL
6 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.70%) Big Data
7 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.78%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.78%) Redis
9 2 (1.85%) DB2
9 2 (1.85%) HBase
9 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 16 (14.81%) JIRA
2 11 (10.19%) Selenium
3 7 (6.48%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.48%) SpecFlow
4 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.56%) JIRA Agile
4 6 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.78%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.78%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.78%) MSTest
5 3 (2.78%) Subversion
6 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.93%) ERwin
7 1 (0.93%) JMeter
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) RSpec
7 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Banking
3 9 (8.33%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Legal
5 2 (1.85%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Analyst
2 16 (14.81%) Tester
3 15 (13.89%) Developer
4 10 (9.26%) Business Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Architect
6 8 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) PMO Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.63%) Data Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Java Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (4.63%) NoSQL Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) QA Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.63%) React Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) React
1 12 (11.11%) Spring
1 12 (11.11%) Spring Boot
2 11 (10.19%) .NET
2 11 (10.19%) CSS
2 11 (10.19%) HTML
3 9 (8.33%) Web Services
4 8 (7.41%) CSS3
4 8 (7.41%) Node.js
5 7 (6.48%) Akka
5 7 (6.48%) Angular 2
5 7 (6.48%) AngularJS
5 7 (6.48%) HATEOAS
5 7 (6.48%) HTML5
5 7 (6.48%) REST
5 7 (6.48%) WebSockets
6 6 (5.56%) SOAP
7 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (4.63%) Electron Framework
7 5 (4.63%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.56%) iPhone
3 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.78%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Life Science
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.93%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.96%) Android
2 7 (6.48%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.56%) Unix
4 2 (1.85%) Windows
5 1 (0.93%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.19%) Test Automation
3 21 (19.44%) Scrum
4 17 (15.74%) Business Analysis
5 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
6 14 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (12.04%) Microservices
7 13 (12.04%) User Stories
8 12 (11.11%) TDD
9 11 (10.19%) DevOps
10 10 (9.26%) Software Delivery
10 10 (9.26%) Test Scripting
11 9 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (8.33%) Data Management
11 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 8 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (7.41%) Kanban
12 8 (7.41%) Waterfall
13 7 (6.48%) Data Modelling
13 7 (6.48%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.48%) Java
2 30 (27.78%) SQL
3 17 (15.74%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.89%) C#
5 13 (12.04%) Python
6 7 (6.48%) ES6
7 5 (4.63%) Scala
7 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.70%) Ruby
9 3 (2.78%) C++
9 3 (2.78%) PHP
9 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.85%) C
10 2 (1.85%) COBOL
10 2 (1.85%) JCL
10 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.78%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.93%) CISM
3 1 (0.93%) CISSP
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) PMO
2 4 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) P3O
3 1 (0.93%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) Ansible
2 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Rancher
Vendors
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.63%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) Google
3 4 (3.70%) Informatica
4 3 (2.78%) Cadence
5 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.85%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.93%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (0.93%) CA
6 1 (0.93%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.93%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.93%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Tableau