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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 52 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -31
Contract jobs citing QA 2 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.41% 0.67% 4.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 4.69% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £400 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +63.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £16.34
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +40.75%
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
16 64 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.29% 14.29% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 46 25
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £538 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £17.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +36.58%

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
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 1 October 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Siebel
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) Kentico
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (14.29%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
2 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) API Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Siebel
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore