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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.57% 2.67% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 24.39% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£281 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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
24 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 6.28% 10.96% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 14
Average daily rate £330 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +26.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £182 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.71 £26.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.71% +35.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £25.30 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.34 £27.70 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 £281 - 5
Doncaster - - - - 1
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) Middleware
3 3 (25.00%) Ab Initio
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Reference Data
3 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Automotive
5 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (8.33%) Advertising
5 1 (8.33%) CMS
5 1 (8.33%) LAMP
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stata
5 1 (8.33%) SAS
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) SPSS
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery

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Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (8.33%) SAS
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SPSS
1 1 (8.33%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (8.33%) Local Government
4 1 (8.33%) Automotive
4 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (8.33%) Advertising
4 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Ab Initio Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) LAMP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Jena
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Reference Data
1 3 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Ontologies
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Physics
2 1 (8.33%) Chemistry
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
4 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VBA
1 1 (8.33%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (8.33%) Capita
2 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP