Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 92 83
Rank change year-on-year +33 -9 +35
Contract jobs citing QA 129 121 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.16% 2.43% 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.38% 22.08% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 72 101
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.54% +2.06% +16.04%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £313
90th Percentile £491 £524 £615
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £8.82 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +149.43% -45.72% +4.84%
10th Percentile £16.12 £8.42 £9.92
90th Percentile £24.00 £9.23 £18.00
England median hourly rate £22.75 £32.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +80.56% -20.00%

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 439 548 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 10.74% 11.02% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 327 282
Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £201 £226 £160
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 33 24
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.16 £21.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.53% +53.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.31 £9.25
90th Percentile £30.40 £43.25 £21.58
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +17.50% -11.11%

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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 25 August 2019.

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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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 25 August 2019. 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 +29 90 £410 -2.96% 41
South Yorkshire -13 26 £398 -14.05% 16
North Yorkshire +18 11 £330 -7.37% 15
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England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 61 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.23%) Test Automation
3 27 (20.93%) Selenium
4 26 (20.16%) Microsoft
4 26 (20.16%) Migration
5 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
5 23 (17.83%) Performance Testing
6 22 (17.05%) Windows
7 20 (15.50%) JIRA
8 18 (13.95%) Scrum
9 17 (13.18%) SQL
9 17 (13.18%) TDD
10 16 (12.40%) Active Directory
10 16 (12.40%) JMeter
10 16 (12.40%) API Testing
11 15 (11.63%) HTML
12 14 (10.85%) C#
12 14 (10.85%) ETL
12 14 (10.85%) Functional Testing
13 13 (10.08%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (10.08%) Test Strategy
13 13 (10.08%) Windows 10
13 13 (10.08%) Gatling
13 13 (10.08%) Confluence
14 12 (9.30%) Test Scripting
14 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
14 12 (9.30%) Public Sector
15 11 (8.53%) BrowserStack
15 11 (8.53%) Defect Management
15 11 (8.53%) CSS

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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 13 (10.08%) Confluence
2 5 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.10%) OpenEdge
4 2 (1.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) SAS
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.78%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Azure
1 11 (8.53%) BrowserStack
2 8 (6.20%) Sauce Labs
3 5 (3.88%) Office 365
4 4 (3.10%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.33%) AWS
6 2 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.78%) Serverless
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.20%) WAN
2 5 (3.88%) DNS
3 4 (3.10%) ZigBee
4 2 (1.55%) SAN
4 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.78%) LAN
5 1 (0.78%) NAS
5 1 (0.78%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.78%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.10%) Power BI
5 2 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.55%) MySQL
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.78%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
6 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.78%) KNIME
6 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.78%) QlikView
6 1 (0.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 27 (20.93%) Selenium
2 20 (15.50%) JIRA
3 16 (12.40%) JMeter
4 13 (10.08%) Gatling
5 11 (8.53%) Git (software)
5 11 (8.53%) WebDriver
6 8 (6.20%) Bitbucket
7 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.65%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.65%) Protractor
9 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.10%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.10%) Jasmine
10 4 (3.10%) MSTest
10 4 (3.10%) NUnit
10 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.33%) ER Studio
11 3 (2.33%) Maven
11 3 (2.33%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.33%) TestRail
General
1 12 (9.30%) Public Sector
2 10 (7.75%) Legal
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.10%) Finance
5 3 (2.33%) Games
6 2 (1.55%) Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (16.28%) Developer
2 19 (14.73%) Test Engineer
3 15 (11.63%) Analyst
3 15 (11.63%) Tester
4 13 (10.08%) Test Analyst
5 9 (6.98%) QA Tester
6 8 (6.20%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Support Officer
7 7 (5.43%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.65%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.88%) JavaScript Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) PHP Developer
9 5 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Technical Support
9 5 (3.88%) Technical Support Officer
9 5 (3.88%) Windows Server Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.63%) HTML
2 11 (8.53%) CSS
3 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
3 7 (5.43%) Node.js
3 7 (5.43%) RESTful
4 6 (4.65%) .NET
4 6 (4.65%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.88%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.10%) Jest
7 3 (2.33%) hapi
7 3 (2.33%) HTML5
7 3 (2.33%) Web Services
8 2 (1.55%) REST
9 1 (0.78%) EDI
9 1 (0.78%) SOAP
9 1 (0.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Blog
2 7 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.43%) Smart Meter
3 6 (4.65%) Clustering
4 5 (3.88%) User Experience
5 4 (3.10%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.55%) NHS
6 2 (1.55%) W3C
7 1 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.05%) Windows
2 13 (10.08%) Windows 10
3 7 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.33%) Android
5 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) Linux
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.78%) SUSE
6 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.23%) Test Automation
3 26 (20.16%) Migration
4 23 (17.83%) Performance Testing
5 18 (13.95%) Scrum
6 17 (13.18%) TDD
7 16 (12.40%) API Testing
8 14 (10.85%) ETL
8 14 (10.85%) Functional Testing
9 13 (10.08%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (10.08%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.30%) Test Scripting
11 11 (8.53%) BDD
11 11 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (8.53%) Defect Management
11 11 (8.53%) Regression Testing
11 11 (8.53%) Software Testing
11 11 (8.53%) Test Management
12 10 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
2 17 (13.18%) SQL
3 14 (10.85%) C#
4 8 (6.20%) PHP
5 7 (5.43%) Java
5 7 (5.43%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.65%) Python
7 4 (3.10%) ES6
8 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) C
9 1 (0.78%) C++
9 1 (0.78%) COBOL
9 1 (0.78%) Scala
9 1 (0.78%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) VBA
9 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.88%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.10%) ISEB
3 2 (1.55%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.55%) Degree
3 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.78%) CISA
4 1 (0.78%) CISM
4 1 (0.78%) CISMP
4 1 (0.78%) CISSP
4 1 (0.78%) CRISC
4 1 (0.78%) MCP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.78%) PMP
4 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.55%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.78%) Basel III
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (12.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.43%) Firmware
3 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.33%) Docker
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) SCCM
2 4 (3.10%) SCOM
3 2 (1.55%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.55%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.78%) Ansible
4 1 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.78%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.43%) HP
3 6 (4.65%) VMware
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle
5 3 (2.33%) Omniture
6 2 (1.55%) Tableau
7 1 (0.78%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.78%) Brocade
7 1 (0.78%) BT
7 1 (0.78%) EMC
7 1 (0.78%) Informatica
7 1 (0.78%) Paxata
7 1 (0.78%) SAP