Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 42 70
Rank change year-on-year -1 +28 0
Contract jobs citing QA 28 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.08% 3.82% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.11% 22.22% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 12
South Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +40.00% -
10th Percentile £336 £413 £314
90th Percentile £748 £755 £543
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £374
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.64% +6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £12.00 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.91 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.83% +3.23% +19.74%

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 93 126 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 10.24% 17.19% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 56 41
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.30% -5.36% -5.41%
10th Percentile £260 £81 £128
90th Percentile £599 £550 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £9.61 £11.18 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -48.62% +50.00%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.12 £17.00
90th Percentile £9.92 £11.95 £24.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +32.80% +6.67% +16.46%

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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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +2 24 £475 -9.52% 8
QA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) TDD
3 5 (17.86%) JIRA
4 4 (14.29%) Data Management
4 4 (14.29%) Confluence
4 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Unix
4 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (14.29%) ETL
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 4 (14.29%) Data Quality
5 3 (10.71%) HBase
5 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (10.71%) REST
5 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.71%) PMO
5 3 (10.71%) Decision-Making
5 3 (10.71%) Informatica
5 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 3 (10.71%) SAS
5 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) SMS

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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 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (10.71%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SMS
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) AMQP
3 1 (3.57%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.71%) HBase
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Apache Hive
3 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.57%) Base SAS
4 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.57%) Data Lake
4 1 (3.57%) Data Mart
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.57%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.57%) ERwin
3 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Development Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Development Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) ETL Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Functional Tester
4 2 (7.14%) IFS Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Project Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) REST
2 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.14%) Kafka
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) JMS
3 1 (3.57%) JPA
3 1 (3.57%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) PMI
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (14.29%) Data Management
3 4 (14.29%) ETL
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
4 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.71%) Decision-Making
4 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Kanban
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 2 (7.14%) Operations Management
5 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.14%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.57%) R
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) APMG
1 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.14%) PMP
2 1 (3.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 3 (10.71%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Cobbler
1 1 (3.57%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Informatica
3 2 (7.14%) Avaya
3 2 (7.14%) Hortonworks
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) IFS
4 1 (3.57%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) Capita
4 1 (3.57%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.57%) DataFlux
4 1 (3.57%) Delphix
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Netezza
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau
4 1 (3.57%) TIBCO