Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 72 84
Rank change year-on-year -32 +12 0
Contract jobs citing QA 99 133 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.02% 2.95% 2.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.89% 21.52% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 116 88
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £259 £281 £268
90th Percentile £580 £615 £604
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 £8.10 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.92% -14.79% -9.52%
10th Percentile £11.83 £7.84 £8.75
90th Percentile £25.03 £36.67 £10.25
England median hourly rate £36.75 £21.90 £23.09
% change year-on-year +67.81% -5.14% +2.61%

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 474 618 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.69% 13.73% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 376 284
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +5.16% -3.13%
10th Percentile £214 £249 £208
90th Percentile £548 £575 £571
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 27
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.93 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +6.70% +46.10%
10th Percentile £9.31 £11.15 £11.13
90th Percentile £42.55 £38.14 £25.00
England median hourly rate £20.68 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.38% -11.11% -7.14%

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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 January 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

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 January 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 -13 74 £375 -11.76% 58
South Yorkshire -18 19 £450 - 14
North Yorkshire -6 3 - - 4
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England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 54 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.26%) Finance
3 25 (25.25%) Test Automation
4 23 (23.23%) Test Scripting
4 23 (23.23%) Project Management
5 22 (22.22%) SQL
6 18 (18.18%) Scrum
6 18 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 17 (17.17%) JIRA
8 16 (16.16%) Oracle
9 15 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (14.14%) Mentoring
10 14 (14.14%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (13.13%) Coaching
11 13 (13.13%) User Stories
12 12 (12.12%) Data Engineering
13 11 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
13 11 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 11 (11.11%) Functional Testing
13 11 (11.11%) NoSQL
13 11 (11.11%) Selenium
13 11 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (11.11%) Test Management
14 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
14 10 (10.10%) Hortonworks
14 10 (10.10%) Cloudera
14 10 (10.10%) Test Strategy
15 9 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (8.08%) ETL

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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 7 (7.07%) Confluence
2 6 (6.06%) SAS
3 3 (3.03%) CMS
4 2 (2.02%) Kentico
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) Apache
5 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.01%) JBoss
5 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SAP HR
1 2 (2.02%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.01%) iTrent
2 1 (1.01%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.04%) Office 365
3 2 (2.02%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.01%) GitHub
4 1 (1.01%) npm
4 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.01%) AMQP
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) NAS
2 1 (1.01%) SAN
2 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.01%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.04%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.03%) Big Data
4 3 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.02%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.02%) Base SAS
5 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.02%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.02%) HBase
5 2 (2.02%) MySQL
5 2 (2.02%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (17.17%) JIRA
2 11 (11.11%) Selenium
3 8 (8.08%) SoapUI
4 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.05%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.04%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.03%) Gatling
7 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.03%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.03%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.02%) ClearQuest
8 2 (2.02%) ERwin
8 2 (2.02%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.02%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.02%) JMeter
8 2 (2.02%) NeoLoad
8 2 (2.02%) PyCharm
8 2 (2.02%) TestNG
8 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (26.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Back Office
3 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.02%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.02%) Law
3 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.02%) Marketing
3 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Analyst
2 15 (15.15%) Developer
3 14 (14.14%) Tester
4 13 (13.13%) Test Analyst
5 12 (12.12%) Data Engineer
6 11 (11.11%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.06%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.05%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Automation Tester
9 4 (4.04%) QA Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Applications Tester
10 3 (3.03%) Architect
10 3 (3.03%) Consultant
10 3 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Mobile Tester
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Data Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.02%) SCADA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) HTML
2 4 (4.04%) CSS
2 4 (4.04%) SOAP
3 3 (3.03%) .NET
3 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.03%) HTML5
3 3 (3.03%) Sass
4 2 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.02%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.02%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.02%) RESTful
5 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.01%) ISPF
5 1 (1.01%) J2EE
5 1 (1.01%) JPA
5 1 (1.01%) jQuery
5 1 (1.01%) Spring
5 1 (1.01%) Symfony
5 1 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.01%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.02%) PMI
4 2 (2.02%) SCADA
4 2 (2.02%) User Experience
5 1 (1.01%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.01%) Fintech
5 1 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
5 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) Unix
2 6 (6.06%) Linux
2 6 (6.06%) Windows
3 2 (2.02%) Android
3 2 (2.02%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.01%) SUSE
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.25%) Test Automation
3 23 (23.23%) Project Management
3 23 (23.23%) Test Scripting
4 18 (18.18%) Scrum
4 18 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 15 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (14.14%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (14.14%) Mentoring
7 13 (13.13%) Coaching
7 13 (13.13%) User Stories
8 12 (12.12%) Data Engineering
9 11 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
9 11 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 11 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (11.11%) Test Management
9 11 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (10.10%) Test Strategy
11 9 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.22%) SQL
2 8 (8.08%) Java
2 8 (8.08%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.06%) C#
4 4 (4.04%) Python
5 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.02%) PHP
6 2 (2.02%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.02%) VBA
7 1 (1.01%) Groovy
7 1 (1.01%) JCL
7 1 (1.01%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.01%) Ruby
7 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.06%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) Degree
3 4 (4.04%) ISEB
4 3 (3.03%) PMP
5 2 (2.02%) APMG
5 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.01%) APMP
6 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.01%) MCP
6 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.03%) PMO
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Docker
2 2 (2.02%) XenApp
3 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.01%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.01%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.03%) Puppet
2 2 (2.02%) Grafana
2 2 (2.02%) Graphite
3 1 (1.01%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.01%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.01%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) Oracle
2 10 (10.10%) Cloudera
2 10 (10.10%) Hortonworks
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.03%) HP
3 3 (3.03%) Informatica
4 2 (2.02%) CA
4 2 (2.02%) Citrix
4 2 (2.02%) IBM
4 2 (2.02%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.02%) SAP
4 2 (2.02%) Tableau
4 2 (2.02%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.01%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco
5 1 (1.01%) Delphix
5 1 (1.01%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.01%) Verint
5 1 (1.01%) VMware