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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 3 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.90% 3.22% 2.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.54% 38.46% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate
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£381 £446 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.42% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £409 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £482 £712
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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
26 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 7.76% 8.36% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 29
Average daily rate £338 £363 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +61.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £496 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.71 £28.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.89% +36.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £28.00 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.34 £28.00 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 -11 1 £463 -5.80% 2
Doncaster - - - -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Ab Initio
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Data Management

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Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
1 1 (6.67%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) LAMP
3 1 (6.67%) Ajax
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Jena
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Ontologies
3 1 (6.67%) Chemistry
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Usability Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) SPARQL
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) BMC
3 2 (13.33%) Ab Initio
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.67%) Capita