Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 73 109
Rank change year-on-year -21 +36 -38
Contract jobs citing QA 105 114 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.12% 2.73% 2.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.75% 21.31% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 102 84
Yorkshire median daily rate £434 £425 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +13.64% +6.86%
10th Percentile £266 £325 £300
90th Percentile £519 £615 £494
England median daily rate £450 £436 £415
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.07% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.60 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.75% +3.23% +29.17%
10th Percentile £10.69 £7.84 £15.25
90th Percentile £21.56 £18.00 £15.75
England median hourly rate £37.00 £18.00 £19.62
% change year-on-year +105.56% -8.23% -1.93%

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 506 535 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 10.20% 12.82% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 291 300
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £238 £160 £187
90th Percentile £563 £575 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.05% +10.00% +21.46%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.69 £10.93
90th Percentile £43.25 £22.39 £28.60
England median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -16.67% +11.37%

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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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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
West Yorkshire -17 74 £425 - 50
South Yorkshire -8 27 £463 -13.55% 14
East Yorkshire 0 2 £475 +40.74% 4
North Yorkshire -1 2 £356 -14.93% 8
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England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 64 (60.95%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.48%) Test Automation
3 25 (23.81%) SQL
4 23 (21.90%) Java
4 23 (21.90%) Finance
5 19 (18.10%) Selenium
6 17 (16.19%) TDD
6 17 (16.19%) Scrum
7 16 (15.24%) Test Scripting
8 15 (14.29%) C#
9 13 (12.38%) Oracle
9 13 (12.38%) BDD
9 13 (12.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (11.43%) SoapUI
10 12 (11.43%) ETL
11 11 (10.48%) Project Management
12 10 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
12 10 (9.52%) .NET
12 10 (9.52%) SOAP
12 10 (9.52%) Software Engineering
13 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
13 9 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (8.57%) WebDriver
13 9 (8.57%) SDET
13 9 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
14 8 (7.62%) Kanban
15 7 (6.67%) Integration Testing
15 7 (6.67%) JIRA

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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 5 (4.76%) Confluence
2 4 (3.81%) SAS
3 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.95%) CMS
5 1 (0.95%) JBoss
5 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.95%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) GitHub
2 1 (0.95%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) SMS
2 2 (1.90%) DNS
2 2 (1.90%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (1.90%) LAN
2 2 (1.90%) PuTTY
2 2 (1.90%) WAN
3 1 (0.95%) AMQP
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) NAS
3 1 (0.95%) SAN
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) VPN
3 1 (0.95%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.76%) Big Data
4 5 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.81%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.86%) Data Lake
6 3 (2.86%) HBase
6 3 (2.86%) MySQL
6 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.90%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.90%) QlikView
7 2 (1.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (18.10%) Selenium
2 12 (11.43%) SoapUI
3 9 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.67%) JIRA
5 5 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.81%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.81%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.86%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.86%) JMeter
7 3 (2.86%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.86%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.90%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.95%) ERwin
9 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.95%) TestNG
General
1 23 (21.90%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Banking
2 4 (3.81%) Retail
3 3 (2.86%) Marketing
4 2 (1.90%) Law
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (25.71%) Developer
2 17 (16.19%) Tester
3 16 (15.24%) Analyst
4 10 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) Automation Tester
6 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Data Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.76%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.81%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.81%) Software Tester
9 4 (3.81%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.86%) Contracts Manager
10 3 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Senior Data Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Transition Manager
11 2 (1.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) .NET
1 10 (9.52%) SOAP
2 7 (6.67%) HTML
3 6 (5.71%) CSS
4 5 (4.76%) Kafka
5 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.86%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.90%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.90%) jQuery
6 2 (1.90%) REST
6 2 (1.90%) Symfony
7 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.95%) HTML5
7 1 (0.95%) JPA
7 1 (0.95%) Node.js
7 1 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.86%) Clustering
2 3 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (2.86%) PKI
3 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.90%) CMDB
3 2 (1.90%) Equities
3 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.90%) PMI
3 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.95%) Replication
4 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.71%) Unix
2 5 (4.76%) Windows
3 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.90%) Linux
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.95%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (60.95%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.48%) Test Automation
3 17 (16.19%) Scrum
3 17 (16.19%) TDD
4 16 (15.24%) Test Scripting
5 13 (12.38%) BDD
5 13 (12.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (11.43%) ETL
7 11 (10.48%) Project Management
8 10 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 9 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (8.57%) SDET
10 8 (7.62%) Kanban
11 7 (6.67%) API Testing
11 7 (6.67%) Integration Testing
11 7 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 7 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 23 (21.90%) Java
3 15 (14.29%) C#
4 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.71%) PHP
6 5 (4.76%) Python
7 4 (3.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.81%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.90%) PHP 7
8 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.90%) Ruby
8 2 (1.90%) Scala
8 2 (1.90%) VBScript
9 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.95%) R
9 1 (0.95%) VB
9 1 (0.95%) VB6
9 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) PMI Certification
1 4 (3.81%) PMP
2 3 (2.86%) Degree
3 2 (1.90%) APMG
3 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) CEH
4 1 (0.95%) CISM
4 1 (0.95%) CISSP
4 1 (0.95%) ISEB
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.95%) MCP
4 1 (0.95%) PhD
4 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.86%) PMO
3 1 (0.95%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Docker
2 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Ansible
1 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.90%) Puppet
1 2 (1.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Oracle
2 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.81%) Hortonworks
3 4 (3.81%) IBM
3 4 (3.81%) VMware
4 3 (2.86%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.86%) Cognos
4 3 (2.86%) Informatica
4 3 (2.86%) SAP
5 2 (1.90%) Avaya
5 2 (1.90%) HP
5 2 (1.90%) IFS
5 2 (1.90%) Remedy
5 2 (1.90%) Splunk
5 2 (1.90%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.95%) Cadence
6 1 (0.95%) DataFlux
6 1 (0.95%) F5
6 1 (0.95%) Netezza
6 1 (0.95%) Tableau