The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South Yorkshire region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.23% 2.26% 1.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.33% 28.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
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£313 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £375 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £445 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
30 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 9.55% 8.06% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 9
Average daily rate £329 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £177 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £471 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +194.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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Yorkshire

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

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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 1 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

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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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +2 6 £338 -10.00% 8
Doncaster - - - -
QA
Yorkshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 5 (35.71%) SQL
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.14%) MS Office
5 1 (7.14%) SAP
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) JSP
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) BMC
5 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server

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Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SMTP
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Redis
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Billing
4 1 (7.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
3 1 (7.14%) UML Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) JSP
3 1 (7.14%) EDI
3 1 (7.14%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) E-Learning
1 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
1 3 (21.43%) Scrum
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Test Management
2 2 (14.29%) TDD
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) OOP
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) B2B
3 1 (7.14%) Data Security
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PHP
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (7.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Control-M
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) BMC
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
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