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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.79% 3.76% 2.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.00% 25.81% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Average daily rate
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- £275 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -34.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
25 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.60% 14.55% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 17
Average daily rate £450 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £425 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £15.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -42.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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
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 August 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 3 (50.00%) NHS
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Ab Initio
2 2 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) MSI
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Ab Initio Developer
1 2 (33.33%) NHS Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) NHS
2 2 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Analytics
1 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Code Coverage
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Ab Initio
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat