Period
to 20 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 65 93
Rank change year-on-year -2 +28 -47
Contract jobs citing QA 122 79 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.62% 2.85% 2.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.87% 25.48% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 52 62
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% +3.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £297
90th Percentile £600 £572 £544
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £15.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +16.13% -60.26%

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 454 310 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.47% 11.20% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 184 292
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +21.21%
10th Percentile £252 £260 £201
90th Percentile £550 £540 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 11
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% +30.19% -9.43%
10th Percentile £9.23 £10.21 £9.93
90th Percentile £30.25 £27.43 £16.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -

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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 May 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 May 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 99 £408 +1.24% 31
Halifax -2 10 £800 +160.16%
Bradford +1 6 £475 - 4
Brighouse - 1 £250 -
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Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 79 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (46.72%) Test Automation
3 39 (31.97%) Java
4 38 (31.15%) SQL
5 29 (23.77%) C#
6 26 (21.31%) Scrum
7 24 (19.67%) Selenium
8 20 (16.39%) Software Engineering
9 19 (15.57%) Finance
10 16 (13.11%) JavaScript
10 16 (13.11%) .NET
10 16 (13.11%) Business Analysis
10 16 (13.11%) JIRA
11 15 (12.30%) Python
11 15 (12.30%) TDD
11 15 (12.30%) Microservices
12 14 (11.48%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (11.48%) HTML
12 14 (11.48%) Android
12 14 (11.48%) NoSQL
13 13 (10.66%) Test Scripting
13 13 (10.66%) DevOps
14 12 (9.84%) SpecFlow
14 12 (9.84%) React
14 12 (9.84%) Spring Boot
14 12 (9.84%) Spring
14 12 (9.84%) CSS
15 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (9.02%) Performance Testing
15 11 (9.02%) SoapUI

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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 (4.92%) Confluence
2 5 (4.10%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.28%) nginx
4 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.64%) SAS
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.82%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Epicor Tropos
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.82%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.82%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.64%) SaaS
3 2 (1.64%) Serverless
4 1 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) SMS
2 2 (1.64%) DNS
2 2 (1.64%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.48%) NoSQL
1 14 (11.48%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (7.38%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.38%) MySQL
2 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (5.74%) Cloud Spanner
4 7 (5.74%) NewSQL
5 5 (4.10%) Big Data
5 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.28%) Redis
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.82%) HBase
Development Applications
1 24 (19.67%) Selenium
2 16 (13.11%) JIRA
3 12 (9.84%) SpecFlow
4 11 (9.02%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.56%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.92%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.92%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.92%) JIRA Agile
8 5 (4.10%) Mercurial
8 5 (4.10%) Subversion
9 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.64%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.82%) Ant
11 1 (0.82%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.82%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.82%) TestNG
General
1 19 (15.57%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Retail
3 9 (7.38%) Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Law
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Games
6 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (22.13%) Analyst
2 20 (16.39%) Developer
3 19 (15.57%) Tester
4 15 (12.30%) Test Analyst
5 10 (8.20%) Automation Tester
5 10 (8.20%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) QA Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Java Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Architect
10 5 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) NoSQL Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) React Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.11%) .NET
2 14 (11.48%) HTML
3 12 (9.84%) CSS
3 12 (9.84%) React
3 12 (9.84%) Spring
3 12 (9.84%) Spring Boot
4 9 (7.38%) SOAP
4 9 (7.38%) Web Services
5 8 (6.56%) REST
6 7 (5.74%) Akka
6 7 (5.74%) Angular 2
6 7 (5.74%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET
6 7 (5.74%) CSS3
6 7 (5.74%) HATEOAS
6 7 (5.74%) HTML5
6 7 (5.74%) Node.js
6 7 (5.74%) Vert.x
6 7 (5.74%) WebSockets
7 6 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.20%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.92%) iPhone
3 6 (4.92%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.64%) Clustering
6 2 (1.64%) CMDB
6 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.64%) Equities
6 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.64%) PKI
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.82%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.82%) Life Science
7 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) Android
2 7 (5.74%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.46%) Windows
3 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (46.72%) Test Automation
3 26 (21.31%) Scrum
4 20 (16.39%) Software Engineering
5 16 (13.11%) Business Analysis
6 15 (12.30%) Microservices
6 15 (12.30%) TDD
7 13 (10.66%) DevOps
7 13 (10.66%) Test Scripting
8 11 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (9.02%) Performance Testing
8 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (8.20%) BDD
10 9 (7.38%) Kanban
10 9 (7.38%) OO
10 9 (7.38%) Software Delivery
10 9 (7.38%) Test Management
10 9 (7.38%) User Stories
11 8 (6.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (6.56%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.97%) Java
2 38 (31.15%) SQL
3 29 (23.77%) C#
4 16 (13.11%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.30%) Python
6 7 (5.74%) ES6
6 7 (5.74%) Scala
7 6 (4.92%) PHP
8 5 (4.10%) C++
8 5 (4.10%) Ruby
9 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.64%) VBScript
10 1 (0.82%) Java 8
10 1 (0.82%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.82%) VB
10 1 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.28%) Degree
2 3 (2.46%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.64%) ISEB
3 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.82%) PMP
4 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) PMO
2 3 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.82%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Docker
2 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) Ansible
2 3 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.64%) SCCM
4 1 (0.82%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle
3 5 (4.10%) Cadence
3 5 (4.10%) Google
4 3 (2.46%) HP
5 2 (1.64%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.64%) Remedy
5 2 (1.64%) SAP
5 2 (1.64%) VMware
5 2 (1.64%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.82%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (0.82%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.82%) Epicor
6 1 (0.82%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.82%) JDA
6 1 (0.82%) Perforce