The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing QA 6 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.51% 3.25% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 21.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£281 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.69% 15.04% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 6
Average daily rate £325 £358 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +27.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £179 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £450 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%

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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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Reference Data
3 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) Ab Initio
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Physics
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Local Government
5 1 (10.00%) Capita
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Logistics

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) SAS
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SPSS
1 1 (10.00%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (10.00%) Local Government
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) Advertising
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Reference Data
1 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (10.00%) Capita
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP