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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 55 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Contract jobs citing QA 3 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.48% 0.73% 3.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.34% 6.25% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £400 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +56.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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
29 64 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 4.63% 11.72% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 44 36
Median daily rate £380 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £295 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £538 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £10.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.30 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £23.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -5 2 £400 -11.11% 2
Doncaster - 1 £275 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Siebel
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) PHP

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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) Kentico
1 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (10.00%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Enterprise Architect
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Test Management
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) API Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) ETL Development
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) HP ASE
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Siebel
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore