Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 79 59
Rank change year-on-year +38 -20 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 27 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.30% 0.59% 1.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.09% 10.00% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 5 8
South Yorkshire median daily rate £535 £400 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.75% -18.78% +60.82%
10th Percentile £413 £315 £450
90th Percentile £755 £523 £545
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £9.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +26.32% -20.83% -63.64%

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 128 70 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 15.63% 5.90% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 33 89
South Yorkshire median daily rate £385 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% -5.00% +19.40%
10th Percentile £100 £121 £254
90th Percentile £591 £497 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 17
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £21.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.19% +48.28% -32.56%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.05 £13.16
% change year-on-year +12.96% +14.36% -25.52%

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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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +33 25 £535 +19.29% 5
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 19 (70.37%) Unix
2 13 (48.15%) Data Modelling
2 13 (48.15%) Shell Script
3 12 (44.44%) Informatica
3 12 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 12 (44.44%) Data Management
3 12 (44.44%) Data Integration
3 12 (44.44%) Data Architecture
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
4 11 (40.74%) Python
4 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
6 9 (33.33%) MongoDB
6 9 (33.33%) Big Data
7 8 (29.63%) Apache Hive
7 8 (29.63%) HBase
7 8 (29.63%) Open Source
7 8 (29.63%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (29.63%) Windows
7 8 (29.63%) Perl
7 8 (29.63%) SAS
7 8 (29.63%) Server Building
7 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
8 7 (25.93%) Oracle
8 7 (25.93%) Linux
8 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (22.22%) Analytics
9 6 (22.22%) Data Quality
9 6 (22.22%) Metadata Management

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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 8 (29.63%) SAS
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 2 (7.41%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.70%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (33.33%) Big Data
2 9 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 8 (29.63%) Apache Hive
3 8 (29.63%) HBase
3 8 (29.63%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (22.22%) Data Lake
4 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (22.22%) Hadoop
4 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 6 (22.22%) Pentaho
4 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.70%) GIS
5 1 (3.70%) MySQL
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) ERwin
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
1 6 (22.22%) Data Architect
1 6 (22.22%) Data Engineer
1 6 (22.22%) Lead Architect
1 6 (22.22%) Lead Data Architect
1 6 (22.22%) Senior Data Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence Lead
3 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Integration Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Solaris Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
1 1 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.70%) Clustering
5 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Unix
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
4 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Data Modelling
2 12 (44.44%) Data Architecture
2 12 (44.44%) Data Integration
2 12 (44.44%) Data Management
3 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Open Source
4 8 (29.63%) Server Building
5 6 (22.22%) Analytics
5 6 (22.22%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (22.22%) Data Engineering
5 6 (22.22%) Data Governance
5 6 (22.22%) Data Reconciliation
5 6 (22.22%) Data Strategy
5 6 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
5 6 (22.22%) Information Assurance
5 6 (22.22%) Metadata Management
5 6 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
5 6 (22.22%) SFIA
5 6 (22.22%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Shell Script
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 11 (40.74%) Python
4 8 (29.63%) Perl
5 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.41%) R
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
1 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Rancher
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Informatica
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 6 (22.22%) CA
3 6 (22.22%) Tableau
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) HP