Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 85 99
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 -24
Contract jobs citing QA 122 106 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.48% 2.41% 2.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.10% 19.38% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 108 83
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £264 £313 £275
90th Percentile £495 £615 £510
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 £12.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.31% +26.32% -20.83%
10th Percentile £11.83 £7.84 £8.75
90th Percentile £25.03 £32.95 £10.25
England median hourly rate £36.50 £21.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +9.50% -

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 486 547 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.87% 12.42% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 322 297
Yorkshire median daily rate £416 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £180 £194
90th Percentile £575 £575 £565
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 34
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £14.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.09% +15.06% +15.16%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.25 £10.58
90th Percentile £43.25 £23.52 £28.15
England median hourly rate £22.10 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +10.49% -12.42% +5.52%

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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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +6 86 £381 -10.29% 63
South Yorkshire -2 30 £450 -15.89% 17
North Yorkshire 0 4 £356 -5.00% 8
East Yorkshire 0 2 £475 +43.40% 10
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England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 68 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 29 (23.77%) SQL
4 28 (22.95%) Finance
5 26 (21.31%) Test Scripting
6 22 (18.03%) Scrum
7 18 (14.75%) Java
8 17 (13.93%) Project Management
8 17 (13.93%) JIRA
9 16 (13.11%) Selenium
9 16 (13.11%) ETL
10 15 (12.30%) TDD
11 14 (11.48%) Oracle
11 14 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (10.66%) BDD
12 13 (10.66%) SoapUI
13 12 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (9.84%) User Stories
14 11 (9.02%) Waterfall
14 11 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (9.02%) Test Management
15 10 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
15 10 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (8.20%) JavaScript
15 10 (8.20%) C#
15 10 (8.20%) Test Strategy
16 9 (7.38%) Root Cause Analysis
16 9 (7.38%) Functional Testing
16 9 (7.38%) Non-Functional Testing

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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 9 (7.38%) Confluence
2 7 (5.74%) SAS
3 3 (2.46%) CMS
4 2 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.64%) Kentico
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.82%) JBoss
5 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.64%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.64%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.82%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.82%) iTrent
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.82%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.46%) Office 365
2 2 (1.64%) OneDrive
2 2 (1.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.82%) GitHub
3 1 (0.82%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) PuTTY
2 2 (1.64%) LAN
2 2 (1.64%) SMS
2 2 (1.64%) WAN
3 1 (0.82%) AMQP
3 1 (0.82%) Firewall
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
3 1 (0.82%) NAS
3 1 (0.82%) SAN
3 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.82%) VPN
3 1 (0.82%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.74%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.92%) Big Data
5 6 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (4.10%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.28%) Data Lake
7 4 (3.28%) HBase
7 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.46%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.46%) MySQL
8 3 (2.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (1.64%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (1.64%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.93%) JIRA
2 16 (13.11%) Selenium
3 13 (10.66%) SoapUI
4 7 (5.74%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.10%) JMeter
6 4 (3.28%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.28%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.28%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.46%) Gatling
7 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.46%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.64%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.64%) ERwin
8 2 (1.64%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.64%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.64%) PyCharm
8 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (22.95%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Marketing
3 3 (2.46%) Retail
4 2 (1.64%) Back Office
4 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (23.77%) Developer
2 20 (16.39%) Tester
3 16 (13.11%) Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) Project Manager
5 12 (9.84%) Test Analyst
6 8 (6.56%) Automation Tester
6 8 (6.56%) Test Manager
7 6 (4.92%) Data Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Consultant
8 5 (4.10%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.10%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.28%) Senior Data Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Developer in Test
10 3 (2.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (2.46%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (2.46%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.46%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) HTML
1 9 (7.38%) SOAP
2 8 (6.56%) .NET
3 7 (5.74%) CSS
4 4 (3.28%) Kafka
5 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.46%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.46%) HTML5
5 3 (2.46%) Sass
6 2 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.64%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.64%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.64%) REST
6 2 (1.64%) RESTful
6 2 (1.64%) Web Services
7 1 (0.82%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.82%) CSS3
7 1 (0.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.64%) PMI
5 2 (1.64%) SCADA
5 2 (1.64%) User Experience
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) Clustering
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) PKI
6 1 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.74%) Unix
2 6 (4.92%) Linux
3 4 (3.28%) Windows
4 1 (0.82%) Android
4 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.82%) SUSE
4 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 26 (21.31%) Test Scripting
4 22 (18.03%) Scrum
5 17 (13.93%) Project Management
6 16 (13.11%) ETL
7 15 (12.30%) TDD
8 14 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (10.66%) BDD
10 12 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (9.84%) User Stories
11 11 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (9.02%) Test Management
11 11 (9.02%) Waterfall
12 10 (8.20%) Test Strategy
12 10 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (7.38%) Functional Testing
13 9 (7.38%) Integration Testing
13 9 (7.38%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (7.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.77%) SQL
2 18 (14.75%) Java
3 10 (8.20%) C#
3 10 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.28%) PHP
4 4 (3.28%) Python
4 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.46%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.64%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.64%) VBA
7 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.82%) Groovy
7 1 (0.82%) JCL
7 1 (0.82%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.82%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.82%) R
7 1 (0.82%) Scala
7 1 (0.82%) VB
7 1 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (4.10%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.28%) Degree
2 4 (3.28%) PMP
3 3 (2.46%) ISEB
3 3 (2.46%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.64%) APMG
5 1 (0.82%) APMP
5 1 (0.82%) CEH
5 1 (0.82%) CISM
5 1 (0.82%) CISSP
5 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.82%) MCP
5 1 (0.82%) PhD
5 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) PMO
3 1 (0.82%) GDPR
3 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.82%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.82%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.82%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.46%) Puppet
2 2 (1.64%) Grafana
2 2 (1.64%) Graphite
3 1 (0.82%) Ansible
3 1 (0.82%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.82%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.82%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (11.48%) Oracle
2 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.28%) Hortonworks
3 4 (3.28%) IBM
3 4 (3.28%) Informatica
3 4 (3.28%) SAP
4 3 (2.46%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.46%) Cognos
4 3 (2.46%) HP
5 2 (1.64%) Avaya
5 2 (1.64%) CA
5 2 (1.64%) Cisco
5 2 (1.64%) F5
5 2 (1.64%) Splunk
5 2 (1.64%) Tableau
5 2 (1.64%) VMware
5 2 (1.64%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.82%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.82%) Netezza
6 1 (0.82%) Northgate