Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 34 68
Rank change year-on-year -5 +34 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 23 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.83% 4.39% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.59% 21.93% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 41 8
Sheffield median daily rate £463 £535 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.55% +20.56% -1.39%
10th Percentile £331 £413 £325
90th Percentile £768 £755 £544
South Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £535 £400
% change year-on-year -13.55% +33.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - £12.00 -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £12.00 -

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 54 114 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 8.99% 20.00% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 50 30
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £363 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.97% +0.67%
10th Percentile £206 £81 £305
90th Percentile £528 £579 £515
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £331 £375
% change year-on-year +20.75% -11.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Sheffield median hourly rate £9.61 £11.59 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% -42.06% +90.48%
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £9.61 £11.18 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.00% -50.33% +55.17%

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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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) TDD
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) JIRA
4 4 (17.39%) Data Management
4 4 (17.39%) Confluence
4 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
4 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 4 (17.39%) Unix
4 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (17.39%) ETL
5 3 (13.04%) Banking
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Informatica
5 3 (13.04%) SAS
5 3 (13.04%) SMS
5 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 3 (13.04%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) HBase
5 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
5 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
5 3 (13.04%) Kanban
5 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
5 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.04%) Decision-Making
6 2 (8.70%) API Testing

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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 4 (17.39%) Confluence
2 3 (13.04%) SAS
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) SMS
2 1 (4.35%) AMQP
2 1 (4.35%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
2 3 (13.04%) HBase
2 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
3 2 (8.70%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.35%) Base SAS
4 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
4 1 (4.35%) DataStage
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.35%) Pentaho
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) ERwin
3 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Data Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Development Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Development Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) ERP Support
4 2 (8.70%) ETL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) IFS Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IFS Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) PHP Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Project Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.70%) Kafka
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) JMS
2 1 (4.35%) JPA
2 1 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) PMI
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) Data Management
3 4 (17.39%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) Decision-Making
4 3 (13.04%) Kanban
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) API Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.70%) Data Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Data Reconciliation
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.35%) R
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) APMG
1 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.70%) PMP
2 1 (4.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
1 1 (4.35%) Cobbler
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Informatica
3 2 (8.70%) Avaya
3 2 (8.70%) Hortonworks
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) IFS
4 1 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (4.35%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.35%) DataFlux
4 1 (4.35%) Delphix
4 1 (4.35%) Netezza
4 1 (4.35%) Tableau
4 1 (4.35%) TIBCO