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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.92% 3.83% 0.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 23.68% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £491 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 7.37% 16.17% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 13
Average daily rate £335 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £178 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £463 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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

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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 28 January 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
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%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Content Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SPSS
1 1 (10.00%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Capita
3 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio
3 1 (10.00%) BMC