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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 11 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.64% 2.19% 3.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.83% 22.73% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £500 £406 £491
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+21.04% +74.16%
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
41 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 9.86% 9.65% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 24
Average daily rate £410 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £264 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £559 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

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

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 9 February 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 9 February 2016, 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 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
2 11 (47.83%) Selenium
3 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) JIRA
3 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) Linux
4 9 (39.13%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
5 8 (34.78%) HP
5 8 (34.78%) Maven
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
6 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
7 6 (26.09%) JMeter
7 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (26.09%) HP UFT
7 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
7 6 (26.09%) Mac OS X
7 6 (26.09%) SNMP
7 6 (26.09%) Confluence
7 6 (26.09%) PKI
7 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) LAMP
9 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
2 6 (26.09%) Confluence
3 4 (17.39%) Apache
3 4 (17.39%) JBoss
3 4 (17.39%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) IaaS
1 4 (17.39%) PaaS
1 4 (17.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
1 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
2 11 (47.83%) Selenium
3 10 (43.48%) JIRA
4 8 (34.78%) Maven
5 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
6 6 (26.09%) HP UFT
6 6 (26.09%) JMeter
6 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
7 4 (17.39%) Artifactory
7 4 (17.39%) GitLab
7 4 (17.39%) JUnit
7 4 (17.39%) MSI
7 4 (17.39%) Subversion
7 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
8 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
4 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Leader
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) NHS Data Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) LAMP
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Extraction
2 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.35%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Linux
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Mac OS X
3 4 (17.39%) CentOS
3 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
4 6 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Code Coverage
6 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Data Management
7 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
7 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 2 (8.70%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) PHP
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Nagios
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (17.39%) Opsview
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Ab Initio
3 2 (8.70%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) Hortonworks
4 1 (4.35%) Platfora
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