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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 3 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.46% 3.22% 1.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.89% 20.00% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Median daily rate £408 £493 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.25% +64.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
38 85 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 5.78% 16.10% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 61 18
Median daily rate £413 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £545 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £10.43 £16.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -26 1 £540 +9.64%
Doncaster - 1 £275 -
QA
Yorkshire

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Kentico
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Sitefinity
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing

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 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) Kentico
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (14.29%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WSH
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) API Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) HP ASE
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Siebel
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore