Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 16 July 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 61 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 27 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.69% 1.99% 1.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.00% 15.84% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 12
South Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +21.43% +24.44%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £313
90th Percentile £669 £755 £543
Yorkshire median daily rate £434 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +2.06% +17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £12.00 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +6.45% -59.21%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 100 101 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 9.97% 12.53% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 51 47
South Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -1.32% +4.11%
10th Percentile £269 £81 £285
90th Percentile £594 £625 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £424 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.35% -3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.81 £11.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% -43.90% -6.82%
10th Percentile £9.77 £8.74 £20.00
90th Percentile £13.59 £12.25 £23.08
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.75 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +64.58% -20.00% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in South Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in South Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in South Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in South Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +9 23 £463 +2.78% 9
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) TDD
2 6 (22.22%) Project Management
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 5 (18.52%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) PHP
3 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) Confluence
3 5 (18.52%) Bitbucket
3 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
3 5 (18.52%) Coaching
3 5 (18.52%) API Testing
4 4 (14.81%) SDLC
4 4 (14.81%) SFIA
4 4 (14.81%) PMO
4 4 (14.81%) REST
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Data Management
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) SMS
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Unix
5 3 (11.11%) Python

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (18.52%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) Moodle
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.70%) Open Workbench
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) SMS
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (11.11%) HBase
1 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.70%) DataStage
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Bitbucket
1 5 (18.52%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) ERwin
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) PHP Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Development Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Development Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) IFS Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) Django
2 1 (3.70%) Kafka
2 1 (3.70%) LESS
2 1 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (3.70%) React
2 1 (3.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Project Management
2 6 (22.22%) TDD
3 5 (18.52%) API Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Coaching
3 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
4 4 (14.81%) Data Management
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
4 4 (14.81%) SDLC
4 4 (14.81%) SFIA
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Microservices
5 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Test Management
5 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
1 5 (18.52%) PHP
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.41%) PMP
1 2 (7.41%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) CRISC
2 1 (3.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) PMO
2 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.41%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Avaya
3 2 (7.41%) Hortonworks
3 2 (7.41%) IFS
3 2 (7.41%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) CA
4 1 (3.70%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Tableau
4 1 (3.70%) Xamarin