Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 67 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 22 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.27% 1.69% 2.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.15% 17.98% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 14
South Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £628 £688 £601
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +136.11% +16.13% -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 104 89 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 10.73% 9.42% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 47 67
South Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +8.84%
10th Percentile £275 £145 £260
90th Percentile £549 £680 £549
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £391 £400
% change year-on-year +2.24% -2.19% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.48% -51.58% +19.50%
10th Percentile £14.35 £8.80 £16.78
90th Percentile £30.50 £22.38 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% -5.41% +15.63%

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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 26 April 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 26 April 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 19 £475 -9.52% 10
Rotherham -1 1 £500 -
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Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Coaching
2 7 (31.82%) SFIA
3 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 6 (27.27%) SDLC
3 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 5 (22.73%) REST
4 5 (22.73%) Test Management
4 5 (22.73%) Service Management
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
4 5 (22.73%) Microservices
4 5 (22.73%) HP ALM
5 4 (18.18%) API Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (18.18%) Sun Certification
5 4 (18.18%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) PHP
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) Unix
5 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Banking
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder 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 4 (18.18%) Confluence
2 3 (13.64%) SAS
3 1 (4.55%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.55%) Open Workbench
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (13.64%) Data Lake
3 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 2 (9.09%) HBase
3 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.09%) Pentaho
3 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) DataStage
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
2 4 (18.18%) Bitbucket
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) ERwin
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) QA Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Senior QA Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Tester
3 4 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Data Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Data Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 1 (4.55%) Data Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Finance Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IFS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) Django
2 1 (4.55%) LESS
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (4.55%) React
2 1 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Coaching
2 7 (31.82%) SFIA
3 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 6 (27.27%) SDLC
3 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) Microservices
4 5 (22.73%) Service Management
4 5 (22.73%) Test Management
5 4 (18.18%) API Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (18.18%) Data Management
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Data Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.64%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
1 4 (18.18%) PHP
1 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Sun Certification
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.09%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (9.09%) PMO
2 2 (9.09%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP ALM
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) HP
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) CA
3 3 (13.64%) Informatica
4 2 (9.09%) Tableau
5 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
5 1 (4.55%) Hortonworks
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) IFS
5 1 (4.55%) Xamarin