Period
to 25 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 57 57
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 21 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 2.93% 1.64% 1.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.92% 12.66% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 12
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +3.57% +24.44%
10th Percentile £368 £313 £313
90th Percentile £652 £468 £543
South Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +31.03% +3.57% +24.44%
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 78 79 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 10.89% 12.95% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 43
Sheffield median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £313 £81 £313
90th Percentile £573 £624 £538
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £375 £398
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.66% +8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Sheffield median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -42.50% -3.61%
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.48% -43.31% -3.61%

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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 June 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 June 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 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 7 (33.33%) Coaching
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 5 (23.81%) Data Management
3 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
3 5 (23.81%) SFIA
3 5 (23.81%) SDLC
4 4 (19.05%) HP ALM
4 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (19.05%) Microservices
4 4 (19.05%) Test Management
4 4 (19.05%) REST
4 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) Unix
4 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (19.05%) HP UFT
4 4 (19.05%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Informatica
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

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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 3 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.76%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.76%) Open Workbench
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) Big Data
2 3 (14.29%) HBase
2 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.52%) Apache Hive
3 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (9.52%) Data Lake
3 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
3 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.76%) DataStage
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.76%) Pentaho
4 1 (4.76%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) HP UFT
2 3 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) ERwin
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) QA Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Senior QA Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Data Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Development Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Development Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) ERP Support
4 2 (9.52%) IFS Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) IFS Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) Django
2 1 (4.76%) Kafka
2 1 (4.76%) LESS
2 1 (4.76%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (4.76%) React
2 1 (4.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Coaching
1 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (23.81%) Data Management
2 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) SDLC
2 5 (23.81%) SFIA
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Microservices
3 4 (19.05%) Service Management
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Test Management
3 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
4 3 (14.29%) API Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
3 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 3 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Sun Certification
2 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.52%) PMP
3 1 (4.76%) CISSP
3 1 (4.76%) CRISC
3 1 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (9.52%) PMO
2 2 (9.52%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP ALM
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Hortonworks
3 3 (14.29%) Informatica
4 2 (9.52%) CA
4 2 (9.52%) Cloudera
4 2 (9.52%) IFS
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Tableau
5 1 (4.76%) Xamarin