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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 37 43 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.54% 1.45% 2.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.71% 15.79% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £625 £300 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £300 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%

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
35 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 9.89% 9.18% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 13
Median daily rate £540 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £310 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017, 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Web Services
3 8 (72.73%) Java
4 7 (63.64%) SOAP
4 7 (63.64%) REST
5 6 (54.55%) Open Source
6 5 (45.45%) Java EE
6 5 (45.45%) XML
6 5 (45.45%) XSD
6 5 (45.45%) UML
6 5 (45.45%) WSDL
7 3 (27.27%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) Service Management
7 3 (27.27%) Selenium
7 3 (27.27%) Project Management
7 3 (27.27%) BDD
7 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
8 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (18.18%) User Stories
8 2 (18.18%) Service Design
8 2 (18.18%) DevOps
8 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (18.18%) Build Automation
8 2 (18.18%) Big Data
8 2 (18.18%) FitNesse
8 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
8 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
8 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) Apache CXF

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) FitNesse
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) NUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (9.09%) Hudson
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Digital Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Digital Technical Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) REST
2 7 (63.64%) SOAP
3 5 (45.45%) Java EE
3 5 (45.45%) WSDL
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) XSD
4 2 (18.18%) Apache CXF
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 5 (45.45%) UML
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Service Management
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) Build Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
5 2 (18.18%) Service Design
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft