Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 66 51
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 18 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 2.65% 1.25% 2.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.15% 16.67% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 13
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £540 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.04% +9.64% +51.54%
10th Percentile £413 £356 £425
90th Percentile £615 £688 £618
South Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £470 £493
% change year-on-year +1.06% -4.57% +64.17%
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 94 66 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 13.84% 7.53% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 86
Sheffield median daily rate £450 £495 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +29.55%
10th Percentile £100 £342 £275
90th Percentile £615 £683 £544
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £428
% change year-on-year - -0.58% +25.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Sheffield median hourly rate £22.06 £10.50 £12.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.12% -13.67% -25.57%
10th Percentile £15.24 £10.50 £10.91
90th Percentile £31.83 £10.50 £12.69
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -23.26% +24.64% -2.38%

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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 25 February 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 25 February 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 8 (44.44%) Unix
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (33.33%) Data Management
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 6 (33.33%) Informatica
2 6 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 5 (27.78%) SFIA
4 4 (22.22%) Data Lake
4 4 (22.22%) Data Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) Coaching
4 4 (22.22%) CA
4 4 (22.22%) SAS
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) ERwin
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 4 (22.22%) Data Quality
4 4 (22.22%) Big Data
4 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (16.67%) Relational Database

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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 (22.22%) SAS
2 3 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (5.56%) Open Workbench
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (22.22%) Big Data
2 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (22.22%) Data Lake
3 3 (16.67%) Apache Hive
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 3 (16.67%) HBase
3 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (16.67%) Pentaho
3 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) ERwin
2 3 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Architect
1 3 (16.67%) Data Architect
1 3 (16.67%) Data Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Developer
1 3 (16.67%) Lead Architect
1 3 (16.67%) Lead Data Architect
1 3 (16.67%) PHP Developer
1 3 (16.67%) Senior Data Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Tester
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Lead
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
2 2 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Tester
2 2 (11.11%) Solaris Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) Data Architecture
1 6 (33.33%) Data Management
1 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
2 5 (27.78%) SFIA
3 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) Coaching
3 4 (22.22%) Data Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Data Governance
4 3 (16.67%) Data Security
4 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 3 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Perl
2 3 (16.67%) PHP
2 3 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 2 (11.11%) PMP
1 2 (11.11%) Sun Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) Data Quality
2 2 (11.11%) PMO
2 2 (11.11%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP ALM
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Informatica
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) CA
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Tableau
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Cloudera
6 1 (5.56%) Hortonworks
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft