The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 41 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.05% 1.38% 1.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 15.91% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £625 £300 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £300 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +14.70%

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 South Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
36 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 8.22% 8.64% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 23
Median daily rate £533 £410 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £310 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-50.88% +87.77%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the South Yorkshire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the South Yorkshire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +8 9 £625 +108.33% 2
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 7 (53.85%) SOAP
3 7 (53.85%) REST
4 6 (46.15%) Open Source
4 6 (46.15%) XML
5 5 (38.46%) XSD
5 5 (38.46%) UML
5 5 (38.46%) WSDL
5 5 (38.46%) Java EE
6 3 (23.08%) BDD
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) DevOps
6 3 (23.08%) Service Management
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 3 (23.08%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) JUnit
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
7 2 (15.38%) NUnit
7 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
2 2 (15.38%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Hudson
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Digital Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Digital Technical Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Java Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) REST
2 7 (53.85%) SOAP
3 6 (46.15%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) Java EE
4 5 (38.46%) WSDL
4 5 (38.46%) XSD
5 2 (15.38%) Apache CXF
6 1 (7.69%) .NET
6 1 (7.69%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Open Source
3 5 (38.46%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) DevOps
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Build Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
5 2 (15.38%) Service Design
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle