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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 8 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.70% 2.38% 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.81% 24.00% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £419 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.32% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £463 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.19 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.05% -
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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
31 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 14.35% 9.92% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 13
Average daily rate £350 £304 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.22% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £421 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £27.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

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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

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 1 September 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 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
5 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (15.38%) Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Ab Initio
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Control-M
5 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (15.38%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Tester
4 1 (7.69%) UML Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) Test Management
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Control-M
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) BMC
2 2 (15.38%) Ab Initio
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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