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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 50 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 10 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.98% 0.89% 2.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.25% 13.79% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 6
Median daily rate £350 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-61.18% +76.74%
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
32 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 6.32% 6.44% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 13
Median daily rate £350 £365 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +41.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £485 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -9 10 £350 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 4 (23.53%) PHP
4 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
4 4 (23.53%) MySQL
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) ETL
5 3 (17.65%) JBoss
5 3 (17.65%) Apache
5 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (17.65%) JUnit
5 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) Unix
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 3 (17.65%) Code Coverage
5 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) MSI
5 3 (17.65%) Finance

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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) JBoss
1 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) IaaS
1 3 (17.65%) PaaS
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
2 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 3 (17.65%) JUnit
3 3 (17.65%) Maven
3 3 (17.65%) MSI
3 3 (17.65%) Subversion
3 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) ERwin
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
4 4 (23.53%) QA Automation Tester
4 4 (23.53%) QA Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Ab Initio Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Developer
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) QA Automation Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) LAMP
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Data Extraction
2 2 (11.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
2 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
2 4 (23.53%) ETL
2 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Code Coverage
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) ETL Development
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Business Development
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Metadata Management
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
4 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.76%) C
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Ab Initio
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.76%) BMC
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle