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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.25% 0.36% 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 5.26% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £400 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
17 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.26% 6.81% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 17
Median daily rate £380 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £290 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 27 July 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 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) C
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (14.29%) Banking
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (14.29%) PHP
7 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (7.14%) SAS Certification
7 1 (7.14%) Informatica
7 1 (7.14%) ERwin
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) JMeter
7 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
7 1 (7.14%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management

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 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Kentico
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
1 1 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) ERwin
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Tester
3 5 (35.71%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
5 3 (21.43%) QA Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) QA Tester
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) C
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) HP ASE
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SAS Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
2 1 (7.14%) Informatica
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Siebel
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore