Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 95 72
Rank change year-on-year +14 -23 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 105 124 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.38% 2.29% 2.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.78% 25.05% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 83 141
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £263
90th Percentile £615 £510 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £9.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -20.83% -68.42%
10th Percentile £7.84 £8.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £32.95 £10.25 £187.50
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.83% +2.50% -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 559 495 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.65% 9.13% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 295 519
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £213 £201 £244
90th Percentile £570 £565 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 41
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £13.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.52% +10.18% -30.74%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.91 £9.25
90th Percentile £23.41 £25.00 £25.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +12.82%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QA in Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in 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 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
West Yorkshire -10 68 £425 +11.84% 27
South Yorkshire +40 27 £535 +33.75% 7
North Yorkshire +3 6 £375 +2.04% 4
East Yorkshire -6 4 £331 -3.28%
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England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 35 (33.33%) SQL
2 30 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (20.00%) Scrum
5 20 (19.05%) Java
5 20 (19.05%) Unix
5 20 (19.05%) Selenium
6 19 (18.10%) Finance
7 17 (16.19%) User Stories
8 16 (15.24%) Python
9 15 (14.29%) Shell Script
10 14 (13.33%) Data Modelling
10 14 (13.33%) Data Management
10 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (12.38%) MongoDB
11 13 (12.38%) JIRA
11 13 (12.38%) Test Scripting
11 13 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (12.38%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (11.43%) Informatica
12 12 (11.43%) Data Integration
12 12 (11.43%) Data Architecture
12 12 (11.43%) Open Source
13 11 (10.48%) Cucumber
13 11 (10.48%) Banking
13 11 (10.48%) Software Testing
13 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
13 11 (10.48%) ETL
13 11 (10.48%) Linux
13 11 (10.48%) C#

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (9.52%) Confluence
2 8 (7.62%) SAS
3 3 (2.86%) nginx
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.90%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) CMS
5 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.95%) Simulink
3 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) iTrent
1 1 (0.95%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) Slack
3 2 (1.90%) IaaS
3 2 (1.90%) PaaS
3 2 (1.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (0.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.95%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (12.38%) MongoDB
2 9 (8.57%) Apache Hive
2 9 (8.57%) Big Data
2 9 (8.57%) NoSQL
2 9 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (7.62%) HBase
4 6 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.71%) Data Lake
4 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.71%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.71%) MySQL
4 6 (5.71%) Pentaho
4 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.90%) DB2
7 2 (1.90%) GIS
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Selenium
2 13 (12.38%) JIRA
3 11 (10.48%) Cucumber
4 9 (8.57%) Git (software)
5 8 (7.62%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.71%) ERwin
8 4 (3.81%) Calabash
8 4 (3.81%) Capybara
8 4 (3.81%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.81%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.86%) MSTest
9 3 (2.86%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.90%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.95%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.95%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.95%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.95%) RSpec
11 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (18.10%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Banking
3 5 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Legal
4 4 (3.81%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) Law
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (22.86%) Tester
2 18 (17.14%) Analyst
3 12 (11.43%) Architect
4 9 (8.57%) Automation Tester
5 7 (6.67%) Data Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (6.67%) QA Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 6 (5.71%) Data Architect
6 6 (5.71%) Lead Architect
6 6 (5.71%) Lead Data Architect
6 6 (5.71%) QA Automation Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) QA Tester
6 6 (5.71%) Senior Data Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Developer
7 5 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Manual Tester
8 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) SOAP
2 5 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 4 (3.81%) .NET
3 4 (3.81%) Node.js
4 3 (2.86%) CSS
4 3 (2.86%) HTML
4 3 (2.86%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (2.86%) React
4 3 (2.86%) RESTful
4 3 (2.86%) Web Services
5 2 (1.90%) CSS3
5 2 (1.90%) Kafka
5 2 (1.90%) Spring
5 2 (1.90%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.95%) Ajax
6 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.95%) IDoc
6 1 (0.95%) JSON
6 1 (0.95%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.76%) User Experience
5 3 (2.86%) Clustering
5 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.90%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.90%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) Replication
7 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.05%) Unix
2 11 (10.48%) Linux
3 9 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (8.57%) Windows
4 8 (7.62%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.00%) Scrum
4 17 (16.19%) User Stories
5 14 (13.33%) Data Management
5 14 (13.33%) Data Modelling
6 13 (12.38%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (12.38%) Test Scripting
7 12 (11.43%) Data Architecture
7 12 (11.43%) Data Integration
7 12 (11.43%) Open Source
8 11 (10.48%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (10.48%) ETL
8 11 (10.48%) Software Testing
9 10 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
9 10 (9.52%) BDD
9 10 (9.52%) Data Visualisation
9 10 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 10 (9.52%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.33%) SQL
2 20 (19.05%) Java
3 16 (15.24%) Python
4 15 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 11 (10.48%) C#
6 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.62%) Perl
8 7 (6.67%) Ruby
9 6 (5.71%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.76%) Scala
11 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.86%) C
11 3 (2.86%) Groovy
12 2 (1.90%) COBOL
12 2 (1.90%) JCL
12 2 (1.90%) R
12 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.95%) ABAP
13 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.86%) CISM
2 3 (2.86%) CISSP
2 3 (2.86%) Degree
3 2 (1.90%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.90%) CCDP
3 2 (1.90%) CCNP
3 2 (1.90%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) PMO
2 8 (7.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) GDPR
3 1 (0.95%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.95%) MISRA
3 1 (0.95%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Docker
2 3 (2.86%) Xen
3 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) Puppet
2 4 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.86%) Rancher
4 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.90%) Terraform
5 1 (0.95%) Ansible
5 1 (0.95%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 12 (11.43%) Informatica
2 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.57%) Oracle
4 6 (5.71%) CA
4 6 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.71%) Tableau
5 3 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.86%) HP
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco
7 1 (0.95%) Adobe
7 1 (0.95%) ESRI
7 1 (0.95%) IBM
7 1 (0.95%) SAP
7 1 (0.95%) Virgin Media