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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 32 18
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 11 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.82% 1.97% 7.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.93% 17.86% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 15
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £445 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.42 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
29 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 12.72% 11.02% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 20
Average daily rate £350 £196 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.34% -34.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.34 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) BMC
5 2 (13.33%) MySQL
5 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (13.33%) Control-M
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) UNIX
5 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
1 1 (6.67%) Stata
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Tester
5 1 (6.67%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) BMC
3 2 (13.33%) Ab Initio
4 1 (6.67%) Capita
4 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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