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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.69% 3.63% 1.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.78% 36.84% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£338 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £445 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
18 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 9.68% 9.84% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 5
Average daily rate £400 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £176 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £13.86
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 - £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 - £16.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
4 1 (12.50%) Control-M
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Ab Initio
4 1 (12.50%) E-Learning
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (12.50%) ABAP
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Retail
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Billing
4 1 (12.50%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Ab Initio Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) E-Learning
1 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
2 1 (12.50%) OOP
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) ABAP
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) BMC
1 1 (12.50%) Ab Initio
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