Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 103 74
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29 +14
Contract jobs citing QA 74 98 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.36% 2.02% 2.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.58% 20.59% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 59 116
Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +14.48%
10th Percentile £308 £259 £295
90th Percentile £603 £508 £620
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.75 £20.80 £8.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.65% +156.92% -14.79%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.83 £7.84
90th Percentile £29.95 £25.03 £36.67
England median hourly rate £19.31 £36.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year -46.36% +64.38% -12.40%

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 301 476 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.61% 9.79% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 303 370
Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £400 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -2.26% +3.94%
10th Percentile £173 £214 £250
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 46 22
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.11 £16.93 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.82% -15.38% +18.36%
10th Percentile £13.13 £9.31 £10.05
90th Percentile £28.97 £42.38 £39.38
England median hourly rate £23.35 £20.60 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.35% +3.00% -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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +24 63 £455 +21.33% 50
North Yorkshire +8 6 £334 - 14
South Yorkshire +10 4 £388 -7.46% 17
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England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 29 (39.19%) Test Automation
2 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (27.03%) Selenium
4 18 (24.32%) SQL
5 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
5 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
6 16 (21.62%) Test Scripting
7 15 (20.27%) Migration
8 13 (17.57%) JIRA
8 13 (17.57%) Azure
8 13 (17.57%) Cucumber
9 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
9 12 (16.22%) Finance
9 12 (16.22%) Scrum
9 12 (16.22%) Gatling
10 11 (14.86%) TDD
10 11 (14.86%) Performance Testing
11 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
11 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
11 10 (13.51%) Oracle
12 9 (12.16%) Windows
12 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
12 9 (12.16%) API Testing
13 8 (10.81%) DevOps
13 8 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
13 8 (10.81%) Scenario Testing
13 8 (10.81%) Data Migration
13 8 (10.81%) Confluence
13 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy

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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 8 (10.81%) Confluence
2 4 (5.41%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.41%) OpenEdge
3 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) SAS
5 1 (1.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.35%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) Azure
2 4 (5.41%) AWS
2 4 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (5.41%) GitHub
3 3 (4.05%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (4.05%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.35%) Force.com
4 1 (1.35%) Office 365
4 1 (1.35%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) WAN
2 3 (4.05%) ZigBee
3 2 (2.70%) DNS
3 2 (2.70%) PuTTY
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) NAS
4 1 (1.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.11%) Big Data
3 3 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.35%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.35%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.35%) Impala
5 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.35%) Power BI
5 1 (1.35%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 20 (27.03%) Selenium
2 13 (17.57%) Cucumber
2 13 (17.57%) JIRA
3 12 (16.22%) Gatling
3 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
4 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
5 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
6 6 (8.11%) JMeter
6 6 (8.11%) Protractor
7 4 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (5.41%) CircleCI
7 4 (5.41%) MSTest
7 4 (5.41%) NUnit
7 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.41%) Travis CI
7 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (4.05%) ERwin
8 3 (4.05%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.05%) Maven
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
2 4 (5.41%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Analyst
2 14 (18.92%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Tester
4 8 (10.81%) QA Tester
5 6 (8.11%) QA Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Consultant
6 5 (6.76%) Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Data Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Data Migration Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Data Modeller
7 3 (4.05%) DevOps Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) JavaScript Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Migration Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) HTML
2 6 (8.11%) XML
3 5 (6.76%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.41%) CSS
4 4 (5.41%) HTML5
4 4 (5.41%) RESTful
5 3 (4.05%) hapi
5 3 (4.05%) Jest
5 3 (4.05%) Node.js
6 2 (2.70%) .NET
6 2 (2.70%) REST
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.35%) CSS3
7 1 (1.35%) React Native
7 1 (1.35%) SOAP
7 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Smart Meter
2 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Clustering
3 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.35%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.35%) PKI
5 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Unix
3 3 (4.05%) Linux
3 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) Test Automation
2 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.62%) Test Scripting
4 15 (20.27%) Migration
5 12 (16.22%) Scrum
6 11 (14.86%) Performance Testing
6 11 (14.86%) TDD
7 9 (12.16%) API Testing
8 8 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (10.81%) Data Migration
8 8 (10.81%) Data Modelling
8 8 (10.81%) DevOps
8 8 (10.81%) Project Management
8 8 (10.81%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
9 7 (9.46%) ETL
9 7 (9.46%) Open Source
10 6 (8.11%) Analytics
10 6 (8.11%) BDD
10 6 (8.11%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) SQL
2 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.11%) C#
3 6 (8.11%) Java
4 5 (6.76%) Ruby
5 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.41%) Perl
5 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.41%) Python
6 3 (4.05%) ES6
6 3 (4.05%) Scala
7 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.35%) VBA
7 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
2 8 (10.81%) ISEB
3 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.35%) IIBA
5 1 (1.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PMP
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) GDPR
1 3 (4.05%) PMO
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Firmware
2 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.41%) Docker
4 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Ansible
1 4 (5.41%) Docker Swarm
1 4 (5.41%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.41%) Puppet
1 4 (5.41%) Salt
1 4 (5.41%) Terraform
2 3 (4.05%) Grafana
2 3 (4.05%) Nagios
2 3 (4.05%) Prometheus
3 2 (2.70%) SCCM
3 2 (2.70%) SCOM
4 1 (1.35%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (1.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) Oracle
3 4 (5.41%) HP
3 4 (5.41%) Splunk
4 3 (4.05%) Databricks
4 3 (4.05%) Informatica
4 3 (4.05%) VMware
5 2 (2.70%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.35%) Brocade
6 1 (1.35%) EMC
6 1 (1.35%) Google
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com