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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing QA 12 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.50% 1.75% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.58% 18.75% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £500 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.97 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +83.62%
QA
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 South Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
38 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 7.92% 9.33% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 25
Average daily rate £410 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £243 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.71 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.13% -43.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

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

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 13 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 11 £500 +42.85% 8
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
3 11 (47.83%) Selenium
4 10 (43.48%) JIRA
4 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
4 10 (43.48%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) Linux
5 9 (39.13%) Java
6 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
6 8 (34.78%) Maven
6 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
6 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
7 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) HP
8 6 (26.09%) HP UFT
8 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
8 6 (26.09%) Mac OS X
8 6 (26.09%) SNMP
8 6 (26.09%) JMeter
8 6 (26.09%) Confluence
8 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (26.09%) PKI
8 6 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (17.39%) Artifactory
10 4 (17.39%) GitLab

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
2 6 (26.09%) Confluence
3 4 (17.39%) Apache
3 4 (17.39%) JBoss
3 4 (17.39%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) IaaS
1 4 (17.39%) PaaS
1 4 (17.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
1 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.35%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
2 11 (47.83%) Selenium
3 10 (43.48%) JIRA
4 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
4 8 (34.78%) Maven
5 6 (26.09%) HP UFT
5 6 (26.09%) JMeter
5 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
6 4 (17.39%) Artifactory
6 4 (17.39%) GitLab
6 4 (17.39%) JUnit
6 4 (17.39%) MSI
6 4 (17.39%) Subversion
6 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
4 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Leader
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Data Modeller
6 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Report Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) LAMP
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Extraction
2 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
2 2 (8.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.35%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Linux
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Mac OS X
3 4 (17.39%) CentOS
3 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
4 6 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Code Coverage
6 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Data Management
7 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
7 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 2 (8.70%) Business Development
8 2 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) PHP
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Nagios
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (17.39%) Opsview
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Ab Initio
3 2 (8.70%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) Hortonworks
4 1 (4.35%) Platfora
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