Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 95 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 -22
Contract jobs citing QA 85 65 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.51% 2.17% 2.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.01% 18.41% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 81 65
West Yorkshire median daily rate £381 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +10.39% +6.21%
10th Percentile £260 £288 £276
90th Percentile £475 £615 £514
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £380
% change year-on-year -2.94% +11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 £8.10 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.92% -14.79% -20.83%
10th Percentile £11.83 £7.84 £8.75
90th Percentile £25.03 £8.35 £10.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 £12.00 £9.50
% change year-on-year +73.31% +26.32% -20.83%

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 354 353 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.47% 11.77% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 229 239
West Yorkshire median daily rate £409 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.25% +0.44%
10th Percentile £248 £254 £203
90th Percentile £566 £575 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £416 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -0.89% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 20
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.09% +17.24% +17.41%
10th Percentile £10.25 £8.69 £10.67
90th Percentile £26.50 £21.64 £21.82
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.42 £17.00 £14.78
% change year-on-year +20.13% +15.06% +15.16%

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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 18 November 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 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 +17 62 £388 -8.82% 40
Bradford -21 9 £350 +0.57% 3
Wakefield 0 2 £325 -18.75% 6
Brighouse -2 1 - -
Halifax -4 1 £259 -30.66% 2
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 50 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.82%) Test Automation
3 21 (24.71%) Test Scripting
4 20 (23.53%) SQL
5 19 (22.35%) Scrum
6 15 (17.65%) Selenium
7 14 (16.47%) Finance
8 12 (14.12%) BDD
9 11 (12.94%) SoapUI
9 11 (12.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (12.94%) Test Management
9 11 (12.94%) JIRA
9 11 (12.94%) Java
9 11 (12.94%) User Stories
10 10 (11.76%) ETL
10 10 (11.76%) Project Management
10 10 (11.76%) Test Strategy
11 9 (10.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
11 9 (10.59%) C#
11 9 (10.59%) SOAP
11 9 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (9.41%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (9.41%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (9.41%) HTML
12 8 (9.41%) Oracle
12 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (9.41%) Manual Testing
12 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (9.41%) TDD

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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 5 (5.88%) Confluence
2 3 (3.53%) CMS
3 2 (2.35%) Kentico
3 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP HR
1 2 (2.35%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.35%) Office 365
1 2 (2.35%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.18%) GitHub
2 1 (1.18%) npm
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Firewall
1 1 (1.18%) Internet
1 1 (1.18%) NAS
1 1 (1.18%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.18%) SAN
1 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.18%) VPN
1 1 (1.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.53%) Big Data
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (2.35%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.35%) QlikView
4 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.18%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (17.65%) Selenium
2 11 (12.94%) JIRA
2 11 (12.94%) SoapUI
3 7 (8.24%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.88%) JMeter
5 4 (4.71%) Jasmine
5 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.53%) Gatling
6 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.53%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.35%) ClearQuest
7 2 (2.35%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.35%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.35%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.35%) PyCharm
7 2 (2.35%) TestNG
7 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (16.47%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Banking
2 3 (3.53%) Marketing
2 3 (3.53%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Back Office
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Advertising
4 1 (1.18%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Tester
2 15 (17.65%) Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Test Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Test Manager
6 7 (8.24%) Automation Tester
6 7 (8.24%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) QA Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) Data Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Developer in Test
9 3 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.53%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.53%) Software Tester
10 2 (2.35%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (2.35%) Cutover Manager
10 2 (2.35%) Java Engineer
10 2 (2.35%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) SOAP
2 8 (9.41%) HTML
3 7 (8.24%) .NET
3 7 (8.24%) CSS
4 3 (3.53%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.53%) Sass
5 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.35%) HTML5
5 2 (2.35%) Kafka
5 2 (2.35%) RESTful
5 2 (2.35%) Web Services
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.18%) ISPF
6 1 (1.18%) jQuery
6 1 (1.18%) Node.js
6 1 (1.18%) Symfony
6 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.53%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.35%) SCADA
4 2 (2.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) PKI
5 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (3.53%) Windows
3 2 (2.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.18%) SUSE
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.82%) Test Automation
3 21 (24.71%) Test Scripting
4 19 (22.35%) Scrum
5 12 (14.12%) BDD
6 11 (12.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (12.94%) Test Management
6 11 (12.94%) User Stories
7 10 (11.76%) ETL
7 10 (11.76%) Project Management
7 10 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 9 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (10.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.41%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (9.41%) Manual Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.41%) TDD
9 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.53%) SQL
2 11 (12.94%) Java
3 9 (10.59%) C#
3 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.35%) PHP
5 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.18%) Groovy
6 1 (1.18%) JCL
6 1 (1.18%) PHP 7
6 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.18%) Python
6 1 (1.18%) Scala
6 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.53%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) ISEB
3 1 (1.18%) APMP
3 1 (1.18%) CEH
3 1 (1.18%) CISM
3 1 (1.18%) CISSP
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.18%) MCP
3 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.18%) PMP
3 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.18%) GDPR
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) Grafana
2 2 (2.35%) Graphite
2 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.71%) SAP
4 3 (3.53%) HP
5 2 (2.35%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.35%) Hortonworks
5 2 (2.35%) Splunk
5 2 (2.35%) VMware
5 2 (2.35%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco
6 1 (1.18%) Dell
6 1 (1.18%) EMC
6 1 (1.18%) F5
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.18%) NetApp