The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.41% 1.06% 2.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.48% 17.65% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Median daily rate £350 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
QA
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
29 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.99% 6.03% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 5
Median daily rate £350 £368 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +68.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £498 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 25 May 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 May 2016, 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
3 5 (29.41%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) PHP
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) ETL
4 4 (23.53%) MySQL
4 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 3 (17.65%) Code Coverage
5 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) MSI
5 3 (17.65%) JBoss
5 3 (17.65%) Apache
5 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (17.65%) JUnit
5 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) Unix
5 3 (17.65%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) JBoss
1 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) IaaS
1 3 (17.65%) PaaS
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
2 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 3 (17.65%) JUnit
3 3 (17.65%) Maven
3 3 (17.65%) MSI
3 3 (17.65%) Subversion
3 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) ERwin
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Automation Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Ab Initio Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Developer
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) QA Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) LAMP
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Data Extraction
2 2 (11.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
2 4 (23.53%) ETL
2 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Code Coverage
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) Data Management
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) ETL Development
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Business Development
4 2 (11.76%) Metadata Management
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
4 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.76%) C
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) VB
6 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Ab Initio
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.76%) BMC
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle