Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 46 80
Rank change year-on-year -4 +34 -24
Contract jobs citing QA 26 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.79% 3.11% 0.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.71% 21.09% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 9
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £535 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.89% -10.83% +21.83%
10th Percentile £318 £413 £355
90th Percentile £788 £755 £690
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £12.00 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 £10.05 £9.50
% change year-on-year +106.99% +5.76% -9.52%

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 82 128 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.79% 14.75% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 54 40
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +11.84% -10.59%
10th Percentile £200 £100 £193
90th Percentile £650 £607 £676
Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £9.61 £14.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.56% -33.72% +59.26%
10th Percentile £8.98 £12.38 £10.45
90th Percentile £17.84 £16.73 £23.88
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.24 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.20% +37.93% +16.00%

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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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +3 22 £475 -11.21% 9
Doncaster - 1 £275 -
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Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
3 7 (26.92%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) JIRA
4 6 (23.08%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) Data Quality
5 5 (19.23%) SAS
6 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 4 (15.38%) ETL
6 4 (15.38%) Unix
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
6 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 4 (15.38%) Confluence
6 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
6 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.54%) Analytics
7 3 (11.54%) HBase
7 3 (11.54%) Big Data
7 3 (11.54%) Decision-Making
7 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
7 3 (11.54%) Kanban
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Data Integration
7 3 (11.54%) Data Security
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) SQL
7 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (11.54%) PMP

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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 (19.23%) SAS
2 4 (15.38%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) iTrent
1 1 (3.85%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) PuTTY
1 2 (7.69%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.54%) Big Data
2 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.54%) HBase
3 2 (7.69%) Apache Hive
3 2 (7.69%) Base SAS
3 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.69%) Data Lake
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.69%) Pentaho
3 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mart
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (3.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
2 2 (7.69%) ERwin
2 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Data Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Data Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Data Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Project Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Data Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 2 (7.69%) Kafka
1 2 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) JMS
2 1 (3.85%) JPA
2 1 (3.85%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.85%) Spring
2 1 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) PMI
3 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) TDD
3 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 4 (15.38%) ETL
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
4 3 (11.54%) Data Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Data Security
4 3 (11.54%) Decision-Making
4 3 (11.54%) Kanban
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
5 2 (7.69%) Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
5 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.85%) R
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) PMP
2 2 (7.69%) APMG
2 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
1 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Cobbler
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Informatica
2 2 (7.69%) Avaya
2 2 (7.69%) CA
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Tableau
3 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) DataFlux
3 1 (3.85%) Delphix
3 1 (3.85%) F5
3 1 (3.85%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Netezza
3 1 (3.85%) Northgate
3 1 (3.85%) TIBCO