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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 43 45
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing QA 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.12% 1.57% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 24.14% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £413 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 42 29 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 12.73% 6.50% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 22
Median daily rate £301 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.86% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £309 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £497 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £9.59 £21.25 £20.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.88% +5.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.32 £20.25 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £22.25 £24.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +10 5 £413 -15.38% 4
Rotherham - 1 - -
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Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) JUnit
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 4 (28.57%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) NUnit
6 3 (21.43%) JIRA
7 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing

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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 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) JUnit
3 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) NUnit
4 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (14.29%) Zephyr
5 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 1 (7.14%) Hudson
5 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.14%) JMeter
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.14%) Sahi
5 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (7.14%) WATIR
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Developer in Test
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) Apache CXF
3 2 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) DevOps
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 4 (28.57%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) Build Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 2 (14.29%) Service Management
7 2 (14.29%) SOA
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) Scala
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) HP