The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Sheffield region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.31% 1.11% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 10.53% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £400 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +103.70%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.24% 10.56% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Average daily rate £400 £200 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -24.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £9.53 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%
QA
South Yorkshire

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Sheffield region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Sheffield region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Back Office
3 4 (33.33%) ABAP
3 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Retail
3 4 (33.33%) SAP Retail
4 3 (25.00%) Billing
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) SAP ERP
4 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 3 (25.00%) CSS3
4 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) Intranet
4 3 (25.00%) LAMP
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) SAN

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SAP Retail
2 3 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Intranet
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) PBX
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) SMTP
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) FTP
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless Security
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) OSPF
3 1 (8.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) Back Office
3 3 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Retail Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
1 3 (25.00%) LAMP
1 3 (25.00%) HTML5
1 3 (25.00%) CSS3
1 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) ERP
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) B2B
4 2 (16.67%) B2C
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) ABAP
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) NetApp
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) NETGEAR
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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