Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for WCAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCAG over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 173 182
Rank change year-on-year +16 +9 -
Contract jobs citing WCAG 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.099% 0.17% 0.067%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.83% 1.58% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
West Yorkshire median daily rate £471 £313 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.80% -43.18% -
10th Percentile £459 £294 £488
90th Percentile £486 £331 £593
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £313 £388
% change year-on-year +68.00% -19.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

WCAG 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 363 380 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.96% 10.62% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 236 374
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £222 £237
90th Percentile £572 £575 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 22
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +13.68% -20.28%
10th Percentile £8.69 £11.39 £8.60
90th Percentile £21.64 £17.39 £20.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £13.16
% change year-on-year +15.52% +10.18% -30.74%

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing WCAG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for WCAG 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 WCAG in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCAG 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 WCAG within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 3 £471 -
WCAG
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCAG 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 WCAG.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Burp Suite
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) SFIA
3 1 (33.33%) Web Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Slack
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC

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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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Slack
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Burp Suite
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
General
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) SFIA
3 1 (33.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nessus