Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 70 54
Rank change year-on-year +35 -16 -22
Contract jobs citing QA 25 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.68% 0.53% 1.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.37% 10.00% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 4 8
Sheffield median daily rate £535 £449 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -8.93% +64.17%
10th Percentile £413 £383 £450
90th Percentile £755 £527 £545
South Yorkshire median daily rate £535 £400 £493
% change year-on-year +33.75% -18.78% +60.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Sheffield median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.50
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.50

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 117 50 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 17.23% 5.26% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 82
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £100 £250 £255
90th Percentile £615 £509 £538
South Yorkshire median daily rate £385 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +1.32% -5.00% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Sheffield median hourly rate £12.00 £10.50 £11.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.33% -30.66%
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £21.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -33.72% +48.28% -32.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Sheffield

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Sheffield.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Sheffield

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Sheffield over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Sheffield

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for QA.

1 19 (76.00%) Unix
2 13 (52.00%) Shell Script
3 12 (48.00%) Informatica
3 12 (48.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (48.00%) Data Modelling
3 12 (48.00%) Data Management
3 12 (48.00%) Data Integration
3 12 (48.00%) Data Architecture
4 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (44.00%) Finance
4 11 (44.00%) Python
5 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (36.00%) Big Data
5 9 (36.00%) MongoDB
6 8 (32.00%) Apache Hive
6 8 (32.00%) Open Source
6 8 (32.00%) HBase
6 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (32.00%) SAS
6 8 (32.00%) Perl
6 8 (32.00%) Windows
6 8 (32.00%) Server Building
6 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
7 7 (28.00%) Oracle
7 7 (28.00%) Linux
8 6 (24.00%) ETL
8 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
8 6 (24.00%) BusinessObjects

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 8 (32.00%) SAS
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (36.00%) Big Data
2 9 (36.00%) MongoDB
3 8 (32.00%) Apache Hive
3 8 (32.00%) HBase
3 8 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (24.00%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (24.00%) Data Lake
4 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (24.00%) Hadoop
4 6 (24.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (24.00%) Pentaho
4 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (4.00%) GIS
5 1 (4.00%) MySQL
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) ERwin
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Data Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Data Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Lead Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Lead Data Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Senior Data Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Integration Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Solaris Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Unix
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Data Architecture
1 12 (48.00%) Data Integration
1 12 (48.00%) Data Management
1 12 (48.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Open Source
3 8 (32.00%) Server Building
4 6 (24.00%) Analytics
4 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (24.00%) Data Analysis
4 6 (24.00%) Data Governance
4 6 (24.00%) Data Reconciliation
4 6 (24.00%) Data Security
4 6 (24.00%) Data Visualisation
4 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (24.00%) ETL
4 6 (24.00%) Information Assurance
4 6 (24.00%) Metadata Management
4 6 (24.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 6 (24.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Shell Script
2 12 (48.00%) SQL
3 11 (44.00%) Python
4 8 (32.00%) Perl
5 6 (24.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.00%) R
7 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
1 1 (4.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) Rancher
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Informatica
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 6 (24.00%) CA
3 6 (24.00%) Tableau
4 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft