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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 3 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.61% 4.45% 1.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.00% 31.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
Median daily rate £650 £493 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.97% +29.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £450 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £573 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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
30 60 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.12% 14.05% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 10
Median daily rate £495 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £310 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -26.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

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
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSD
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) WSDL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Java EE
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Kentico
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Sitefinity
4 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
4 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy

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 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Java Applications Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Java Architect
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Java EE
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) WSDL
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) XSD
3 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Siebel
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore