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 22 June 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 85 50
Rank change year-on-year +20 -35  
Contract jobs citing QA 56 62 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.78% 2.22% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.73% 23.40% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 91
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £499 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £106.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -85.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £15.50 £22.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +61.29% -58.38%  

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 236 265 325
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 11.73% 9.49% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 175 258
Median daily rate £386 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -49.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.00 £169.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +13 39 £420 +12.00% 17
South Yorkshire +7 7 £413 +17.85% 5
North Yorkshire +8 2 £419 +20.50% 1
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (41.28%) Test Automation
3 33 (30.28%) Java
4 26 (23.85%) SQL
5 24 (22.02%) Selenium
6 20 (18.35%) JIRA
7 18 (16.51%) Finance
7 18 (16.51%) Test Scripting
8 17 (15.60%) Open Source
9 16 (14.68%) Groovy
9 16 (14.68%) TDD
9 16 (14.68%) BDD
10 14 (12.84%) SoapUI
10 14 (12.84%) User Stories
10 14 (12.84%) Migration
11 13 (11.93%) Scrum
11 13 (11.93%) Software Engineering
11 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (11.93%) Performance Testing
11 13 (11.93%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (11.01%) Waterfall
12 12 (11.01%) Jenkins
12 12 (11.01%) Defect Management
12 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
12 12 (11.01%) Python
13 11 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (10.09%) Unit Testing
13 11 (10.09%) Integration Testing
13 11 (10.09%) Test Management
13 11 (10.09%) Cucumber

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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 6 (5.50%) Confluence
2 2 (1.83%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.83%) nginx
2 2 (1.83%) OpenROAD
2 2 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) iTrent
2 2 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.83%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.83%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Office 365
2 2 (1.83%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Slack
3 1 (0.92%) GitHub
3 1 (0.92%) IaaS
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Firewall
2 2 (1.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.92%) Intranet
3 1 (0.92%) LAN
3 1 (0.92%) Network Security
3 1 (0.92%) SAN
3 1 (0.92%) VPN
3 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.42%) CouchDB
3 7 (6.42%) MySQL
4 6 (5.50%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.67%) Couchbase
5 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Power View
6 3 (2.75%) PowerPivot
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.83%) Big Data
7 2 (1.83%) GIS
7 2 (1.83%) Ingres
7 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (22.02%) Selenium
2 20 (18.35%) JIRA
3 14 (12.84%) SoapUI
4 12 (11.01%) Jenkins
5 11 (10.09%) Cucumber
6 9 (8.26%) Visual Studio
7 7 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (6.42%) WebDriver
8 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.67%) Appium
9 4 (3.67%) JUnit
10 3 (2.75%) Hudson
10 3 (2.75%) JMeter
10 3 (2.75%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.75%) NUnit
11 2 (1.83%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.83%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (1.83%) Subversion
11 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (16.51%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Games
4 3 (2.75%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.92%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Analyst
2 21 (19.27%) Tester
3 19 (17.43%) Developer
4 14 (12.84%) Test Analyst
5 11 (10.09%) Automation Tester
6 9 (8.26%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.42%) QA Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Architect
8 6 (5.50%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) PMO Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Development Manager
9 4 (3.67%) MongoDB Developer
9 4 (3.67%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.67%) Report Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) SAP Manager
9 4 (3.67%) SSRS Developer
10 3 (2.75%) Head of Delivery
10 3 (2.75%) Head of Implementation
10 3 (2.75%) QA Test Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.17%) Web Services
2 9 (8.26%) SOAP
3 8 (7.34%) HTML
4 7 (6.42%) Gherkin
4 7 (6.42%) Grails
4 7 (6.42%) Hibernate
4 7 (6.42%) Spring
5 5 (4.59%) RESTful
6 4 (3.67%) Node.js
7 3 (2.75%) .NET
7 3 (2.75%) XML
8 2 (1.83%) Apache CXF
8 2 (1.83%) CSS
8 2 (1.83%) HTML5
8 2 (1.83%) IDoc
8 2 (1.83%) REST
8 2 (1.83%) Web Dynpro
9 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.67%) User Experience
3 2 (1.83%) Clustering
3 2 (1.83%) iPad
3 2 (1.83%) Tandem
4 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.67%) Linux
2 3 (2.75%) Android
2 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.75%) Unix
3 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.83%) Windows
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (41.28%) Test Automation
3 18 (16.51%) Test Scripting
4 17 (15.60%) Open Source
5 16 (14.68%) BDD
5 16 (14.68%) TDD
6 14 (12.84%) Migration
6 14 (12.84%) User Stories
7 13 (11.93%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (11.93%) Performance Testing
7 13 (11.93%) Scrum
7 13 (11.93%) Software Engineering
7 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (11.01%) Defect Management
8 12 (11.01%) Waterfall
9 11 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.09%) Integration Testing
9 11 (10.09%) Test Management
9 11 (10.09%) Unit Testing
10 10 (9.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.28%) Java
2 26 (23.85%) SQL
3 16 (14.68%) Groovy
4 12 (11.01%) Python
5 9 (8.26%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.34%) Scala
7 7 (6.42%) Perl
8 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.59%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.75%) Ruby
10 2 (1.83%) ABAP
10 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.83%) C#
10 2 (1.83%) PHP
10 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.83%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (3.67%) Degree
1 4 (3.67%) ISEB
1 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) Data Quality
2 6 (5.50%) PMO
3 3 (2.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.75%) Puppet
3 2 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.83%) Rancher
4 1 (0.92%) Ansible
4 1 (0.92%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.34%) SAP
3 4 (3.67%) HP
3 4 (3.67%) Oracle
4 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.75%) Progress
5 2 (1.83%) Ariba
5 2 (1.83%) ESRI
5 2 (1.83%) Informatica
6 1 (0.92%) Sony
6 1 (0.92%) Splunk
6 1 (0.92%) VMware
York
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago