Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 86 90
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -43
Contract jobs citing QA 90 73 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.64% 2.58% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.50% 22.60% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 62
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £263 £297 £301
90th Percentile £498 £615 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year - +14.86% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £8.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.77% -83.15%
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +4.84% +2.01%

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 400 323 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.73% 11.44% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 191 253
West Yorkshire median daily rate £424 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £186
90th Percentile £550 £571 £565
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £388 £393
% change year-on-year +9.68% -1.27% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.17% -17.24% +19.81%
10th Percentile £10.55 £9.25 £10.83
90th Percentile £30.25 £22.35 £16.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -17.24% -3.33%

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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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -11 70 £400 -5.88% 37
Bradford -4 9 £423 -26.52% 1
Brighouse +4 1 £250 -
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Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 31 (34.44%) SQL
4 30 (33.33%) Selenium
5 28 (31.11%) C#
6 23 (25.56%) Scrum
7 21 (23.33%) Java
8 18 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 16 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (17.78%) Test Scripting
10 15 (16.67%) SOAP
11 14 (15.56%) BDD
11 14 (15.56%) WebDriver
12 13 (14.44%) Finance
12 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
13 11 (12.22%) .NET
13 11 (12.22%) TDD
13 11 (12.22%) Test Management
13 11 (12.22%) Software Engineering
13 11 (12.22%) Defect Tracking
13 11 (12.22%) SDET
14 9 (10.00%) HTML
14 9 (10.00%) ETL
15 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
15 8 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
16 7 (7.78%) API Testing
16 7 (7.78%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (7.78%) SpecFlow
16 7 (7.78%) Oracle

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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 2 (2.22%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.11%) nginx
2 1 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Epicor Tropos
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) GitHub
3 1 (1.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) DNS
1 2 (2.22%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (1.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) Big Data
2 4 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (2.22%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.22%) QlikView
5 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.11%) Redis
5 1 (1.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (33.33%) Selenium
2 18 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 14 (15.56%) WebDriver
4 7 (7.78%) SpecFlow
5 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.44%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.33%) JMeter
8 3 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (3.33%) PHPUnit
8 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.22%) JIRA
9 2 (2.22%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.22%) Subversion
9 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.11%) Ant
10 1 (1.11%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.11%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.11%) TestNG
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Law
2 4 (4.44%) Marketing
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Tester
2 16 (17.78%) Automation Tester
3 14 (15.56%) Developer
4 11 (12.22%) Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) QA Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Java Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) QA Tester
8 4 (4.44%) Software Tester
8 4 (4.44%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) SOAP
2 11 (12.22%) .NET
3 9 (10.00%) HTML
4 7 (7.78%) CSS
5 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.44%) Kafka
7 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.33%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.33%) jQuery
8 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (2.22%) React
8 2 (2.22%) RESTful
8 2 (2.22%) Symfony
8 2 (2.22%) XHTML
8 2 (2.22%) XML
9 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.11%) Sass
9 1 (1.11%) Vue.js
9 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 5 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.33%) PKI
2 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.22%) Clustering
3 2 (2.22%) CMDB
3 2 (2.22%) Equities
3 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) Windows
1 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
1 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 23 (25.56%) Scrum
4 16 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (17.78%) Test Scripting
5 14 (15.56%) BDD
6 11 (12.22%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (12.22%) SDET
6 11 (12.22%) Software Engineering
6 11 (12.22%) TDD
6 11 (12.22%) Test Management
7 9 (10.00%) ETL
8 8 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.78%) API Testing
9 7 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.78%) Project Management
9 7 (7.78%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.44%) SQL
2 28 (31.11%) C#
3 21 (23.33%) Java
4 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.78%) Python
6 4 (4.44%) PHP
6 4 (4.44%) Scala
6 4 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.22%) C++
7 2 (2.22%) PHP 7
7 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.22%) Ruby
7 2 (2.22%) VBScript
8 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.11%) VB
8 1 (1.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.22%) PMP
2 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) CEH
3 1 (1.11%) CISM
3 1 (1.11%) CISSP
3 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.11%) ISEB
3 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) PMO
2 1 (1.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Docker
2 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Ansible
1 2 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) Oracle
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.33%) HP
3 3 (3.33%) SAP
3 3 (3.33%) VMware
4 2 (2.22%) Cadence
4 2 (2.22%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.22%) Google
4 2 (2.22%) Hortonworks
4 2 (2.22%) Remedy
4 2 (2.22%) Splunk
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco
5 1 (1.11%) Dell
5 1 (1.11%) EMC
5 1 (1.11%) Epicor
5 1 (1.11%) F5
5 1 (1.11%) JDA
5 1 (1.11%) NetApp