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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.83% 1.84% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.03% 26.47% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate £350 £213 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £213 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £213 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
37 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 6.78% 6.95% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 11
Average daily rate £370 £370 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +89.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £288 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £496 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -19 9 £350 +64.70%
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 10 (45.45%) SQL
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) Tomcat
3 8 (36.36%) Maven
3 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 6 (27.27%) Banking
4 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) MySQL
5 5 (22.73%) PHP
5 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
5 5 (22.73%) ETL
5 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
6 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 4 (18.18%) Code Coverage
6 4 (18.18%) Nagios
6 4 (18.18%) JUnit
6 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 4 (18.18%) Web Services
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Windows
6 4 (18.18%) JBoss
6 4 (18.18%) Apache
6 4 (18.18%) LAMP
6 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (36.36%) Tomcat
2 4 (18.18%) Apache
2 4 (18.18%) JBoss
2 4 (18.18%) nginx
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.55%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) IaaS
1 4 (18.18%) PaaS
1 4 (18.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (13.64%) Big Data
4 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.55%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
1 8 (36.36%) Maven
2 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
3 4 (18.18%) Artifactory
3 4 (18.18%) GitLab
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 4 (18.18%) JUnit
3 4 (18.18%) MSI
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) Subversion
3 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) ERwin
5 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Local Government
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 4 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (18.18%) QA Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Ab Initio Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Developer
5 3 (13.64%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
6 2 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) LAMP
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Integration
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Data Extraction
2 2 (9.09%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.55%) iSeries
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) CentOS
2 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
3 5 (22.73%) ETL
3 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) Code Coverage
4 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) DevOps
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) ETL Development
5 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Metadata Management
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) PHP
4 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 2 (9.09%) C
7 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.55%) VB
7 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
1 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Nagios
1 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (18.18%) Opsview
1 4 (18.18%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.64%) Ab Initio
2 3 (13.64%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) BMC
4 1 (4.55%) Hortonworks
4 1 (4.55%) Informatica
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Platfora