Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 44 70
Rank change year-on-year -6 +26 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 19 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 2.87% 3.22% 1.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.94% 20.95% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 40 11
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £488 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -9.72% +9.64%
10th Percentile £313 £413 £356
90th Percentile £788 £615 £688
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £488 £470
% change year-on-year -7.69% +3.72% -4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 68 105 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 10.27% 15.35% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 31
Sheffield median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £200 £100 £313
90th Percentile £655 £615 £688
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -2.94% +8.97% -4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Sheffield median hourly rate £9.61 £30.13 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.10% +186.90% -7.33%
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £9.61 £23.31 £21.50
% change year-on-year -58.78% +8.43% +73.21%

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Sheffield over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Sheffield

QA
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 17 January 2019, 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 9 (47.37%) Finance
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 5 (26.32%) SAS
3 5 (26.32%) TDD
3 5 (26.32%) JIRA
3 5 (26.32%) Data Quality
4 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Informatica
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Kanban
5 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
5 3 (15.79%) Confluence
5 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
5 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (15.79%) PMO
5 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
5 3 (15.79%) Change Control
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (10.53%) Data Development
6 2 (10.53%) Data Strategy

QA
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 5 (26.32%) SAS
2 3 (15.79%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) iTrent
1 1 (5.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) PuTTY
2 1 (5.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
2 2 (10.53%) Base SAS
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (10.53%) Data Lake
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) HBase
2 2 (10.53%) Pentaho
2 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) Redis
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) ERwin
3 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Data Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Data Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Data Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Project Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Data Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Banking Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) React Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) JMS
2 1 (5.26%) JPA
2 1 (5.26%) Kafka
2 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) PMI
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 5 (26.32%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) ETL
4 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Change Control
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
5 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (15.79%) Kanban
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
6 2 (10.53%) Open Source
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) VBA
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) APMG
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
1 2 (10.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) Data Quality
2 3 (15.79%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Cobbler
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Informatica
2 2 (10.53%) CA
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Tableau
3 1 (5.26%) DataFlux
3 1 (5.26%) Delphix
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Netezza
3 1 (5.26%) Northgate
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO