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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 84 38
Rank change year-on-year +25 -46  
Contract jobs citing QA 41 32 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.05% 1.64% 4.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.70% 17.02% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 55
Median daily rate £365 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £405 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +0.54% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 148 188 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 11.02% 9.64% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 134 179
Median daily rate £375 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +26.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £18.75 £14.50 £11.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.27% +23.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.61 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £18.40 £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +11 30 £370 +5.71% 15
Halifax +12 8 £295 -27.16% 2
Bradford +2 2 - - 2
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Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.33%) Java
3 25 (28.74%) Selenium
4 21 (24.14%) Finance
4 21 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 20 (22.99%) SoapUI
5 20 (22.99%) Scrum
6 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
7 16 (18.39%) Groovy
7 16 (18.39%) Automated Testing
8 15 (17.24%) Manual Testing
8 15 (17.24%) SOAP
9 14 (16.09%) E-Commerce
9 14 (16.09%) Scala
9 14 (16.09%) User Stories
9 14 (16.09%) Jenkins
9 14 (16.09%) Defect Management
10 13 (14.94%) BDD
10 13 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (14.94%) Performance Testing
10 13 (14.94%) Kanban
11 12 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
11 12 (13.79%) Cucumber
11 12 (13.79%) Web Services
12 11 (12.64%) Migration
12 11 (12.64%) Gherkin
12 11 (12.64%) Unit Testing
13 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (11.49%) WebDriver

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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 (5.75%) Confluence
2 4 (4.60%) Mule
2 4 (4.60%) Mule ESB
3 2 (2.30%) nginx
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Project
3 2 (2.30%) MS Office
4 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Slack
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.15%) GitHub
2 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Network Security
2 2 (2.30%) Firewall
2 2 (2.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) DHCP
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) Big Data
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.15%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.15%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (28.74%) Selenium
2 20 (22.99%) SoapUI
3 14 (16.09%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.79%) Cucumber
5 10 (11.49%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.05%) Git (software)
6 7 (8.05%) JIRA
7 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
8 5 (5.75%) JUnit
9 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.45%) Appium
10 3 (3.45%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.45%) Hudson
10 3 (3.45%) JMeter
11 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.30%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.30%) NUnit
11 2 (2.30%) RSpec
11 2 (2.30%) SonarQube
11 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (24.14%) Finance
2 10 (11.49%) Banking
3 7 (8.05%) Retail
4 6 (6.90%) Games
5 3 (3.45%) Publishing
6 2 (2.30%) Legal
6 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.29%) Analyst
2 18 (20.69%) Tester
3 14 (16.09%) Test Analyst
4 12 (13.79%) Automation Tester
5 9 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Architect
7 6 (6.90%) Developer
7 6 (6.90%) QA Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) QA Test Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Selenium Tester
8 5 (5.75%) Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 4 (4.60%) Java Automation Tester
9 4 (4.60%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) SOAP
2 12 (13.79%) Web Services
3 11 (12.64%) Gherkin
4 7 (8.05%) RESTful
5 6 (6.90%) REST
6 4 (4.60%) Middleware
7 3 (3.45%) EJB
7 3 (3.45%) J2EE
7 3 (3.45%) JMS
7 3 (3.45%) JSON
7 3 (3.45%) Node.js
7 3 (3.45%) Servlets
7 3 (3.45%) XML
8 2 (2.30%) .NET
8 2 (2.30%) Apache CXF
8 2 (2.30%) HTML
9 1 (1.15%) Grails
9 1 (1.15%) HTML5
9 1 (1.15%) jQuery
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.60%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Clustering
4 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.15%) iPad
5 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.15%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.45%) Android
1 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
1 3 (3.45%) Linux
1 3 (3.45%) Unix
2 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.30%) Windows
3 1 (1.15%) CentOS
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 20 (22.99%) Scrum
4 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 16 (18.39%) Automated Testing
6 15 (17.24%) Manual Testing
7 14 (16.09%) Defect Management
7 14 (16.09%) E-Commerce
7 14 (16.09%) User Stories
8 13 (14.94%) BDD
8 13 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (14.94%) Kanban
8 13 (14.94%) Performance Testing
9 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
9 12 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.64%) Migration
10 11 (12.64%) Unit Testing
11 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
11 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (11.49%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.33%) Java
2 16 (18.39%) Groovy
3 14 (16.09%) Scala
4 8 (9.20%) SQL
5 4 (4.60%) Python
5 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.45%) C#
6 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.30%) Progress 4GL
7 2 (2.30%) Ruby
8 1 (1.15%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) PMO
2 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.30%) SDET
3 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Docker
2 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.60%) Puppet
2 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.30%) Rancher
3 1 (1.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (5.75%) Oracle
2 4 (4.60%) Atlassian
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.60%) MuleSoft
3 3 (3.45%) Progress
4 1 (1.15%) HP
4 1 (1.15%) IBM
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.15%) RightScale
4 1 (1.15%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago