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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 74 97 51
Rank change year-on-year +23 -46  
Contract jobs citing QA 53 45 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.49% 1.59% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.31% 17.58% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 64
Median daily rate £363 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £320 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +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 Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 218 256 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 10.24% 9.02% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 177 221
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 £275 £266 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +36.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 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
West Yorkshire +21 38 £365 +4.28% 23
South Yorkshire -3 7 £363 +7.40% 1
North Yorkshire +8 3 - - 5
East Yorkshire +2 1 £325 -
QA
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 49 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (30.83%) Java
3 30 (25.00%) Selenium
4 27 (22.50%) Finance
5 22 (18.33%) Test Scripting
6 21 (17.50%) Scrum
7 20 (16.67%) SOAP
8 19 (15.83%) Test Automation
8 19 (15.83%) Cucumber
8 19 (15.83%) SoapUI
9 18 (15.00%) Web Services
9 18 (15.00%) SQL
10 17 (14.17%) Manual Testing
10 17 (14.17%) Automated Testing
11 16 (13.33%) Jenkins
12 15 (12.50%) User Stories
12 15 (12.50%) BDD
12 15 (12.50%) Groovy
13 14 (11.67%) Project Management
13 14 (11.67%) E-Commerce
13 14 (11.67%) Scala
13 14 (11.67%) Kanban
14 13 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (10.83%) Migration
14 13 (10.83%) Defect Management
15 12 (10.00%) Automation Testing
15 12 (10.00%) WebDriver
15 12 (10.00%) Unit Testing
15 12 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (10.00%) Performance Testing

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Top Related 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 5 (4.17%) Confluence
2 4 (3.33%) Mule
2 4 (3.33%) Mule ESB
3 2 (1.67%) nginx
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS Project
3 2 (1.67%) MS Office
4 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.67%) Slack
2 1 (0.83%) GitHub
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Network Security
2 2 (1.67%) DHCP
2 2 (1.67%) DNS
2 2 (1.67%) HTTP
2 2 (1.67%) SAN
3 1 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) Intranet
3 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.50%) Big Data
4 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Power View
4 3 (2.50%) PowerPivot
4 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (25.00%) Selenium
2 19 (15.83%) Cucumber
2 19 (15.83%) SoapUI
3 16 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 12 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 10 (8.33%) JIRA
6 6 (5.00%) JUnit
6 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.17%) Calabash
7 5 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.33%) FitNesse
9 3 (2.50%) Appium
9 3 (2.50%) Capybara
9 3 (2.50%) Fiddler
9 3 (2.50%) Hudson
9 3 (2.50%) JMeter
9 3 (2.50%) RSpec
10 2 (1.67%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.67%) Robot Framework
General
1 27 (22.50%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Banking
3 9 (7.50%) Games
3 9 (7.50%) Retail
4 3 (2.50%) Publishing
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
5 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (20.00%) Analyst
2 23 (19.17%) Tester
3 15 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 15 (12.50%) Developer
4 14 (11.67%) Test Analyst
5 12 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 11 (9.17%) Architect
6 11 (9.17%) QA Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Manager
10 5 (4.17%) Consultant
10 5 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 5 (4.17%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.33%) Java Automation Tester
11 4 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.67%) SOAP
2 18 (15.00%) Web Services
3 11 (9.17%) Gherkin
3 11 (9.17%) REST
4 10 (8.33%) XML
5 7 (5.83%) RESTful
6 5 (4.17%) Java EE
6 5 (4.17%) WSDL
6 5 (4.17%) XSD
7 4 (3.33%) .NET
7 4 (3.33%) JSON
7 4 (3.33%) Middleware
8 3 (2.50%) EJB
8 3 (2.50%) J2EE
8 3 (2.50%) JMS
8 3 (2.50%) Node.js
8 3 (2.50%) Servlets
9 2 (1.67%) Apache CXF
10 1 (0.83%) jQuery
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.50%) Clustering
3 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.50%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) iPad
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) STB
5 1 (0.83%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.17%) Linux
1 5 (4.17%) Windows
2 4 (3.33%) Android
3 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.50%) Unix
3 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) CentOS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.33%) Test Scripting
3 21 (17.50%) Scrum
4 19 (15.83%) Test Automation
5 17 (14.17%) Automated Testing
5 17 (14.17%) Manual Testing
6 15 (12.50%) BDD
6 15 (12.50%) User Stories
7 14 (11.67%) E-Commerce
7 14 (11.67%) Kanban
7 14 (11.67%) Project Management
8 13 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (10.83%) Defect Management
8 13 (10.83%) Migration
9 12 (10.00%) Automation Testing
9 12 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 12 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 12 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 12 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (9.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (30.83%) Java
2 18 (15.00%) SQL
3 15 (12.50%) Groovy
4 14 (11.67%) Scala
5 5 (4.17%) Ruby
5 5 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.50%) C#
7 3 (2.50%) C++
7 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.50%) Python
8 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.67%) PHP
8 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.67%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.83%) VBScript
9 1 (0.83%) XPath
9 1 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.50%) ISEB
3 2 (1.67%) Degree
3 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.17%) PMO
3 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.67%) SDET
3 2 (1.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.33%) Puppet
2 2 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.67%) Rancher
3 1 (0.83%) Ansible
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.83%) Oracle
3 4 (3.33%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.33%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.50%) Progress
5 1 (0.83%) FNZ
5 1 (0.83%) HP
5 1 (0.83%) IBM
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.83%) RightScale
5 1 (0.83%) Sony
5 1 (0.83%) VMware
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Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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