The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 14 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 3.63% 2.31% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.18% 42.86% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £162.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% -12.50%
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Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
34 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 8.81% 5.39% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 2
Average daily rate £373 £363 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £290 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £381 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £162.50 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.84% +919.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Nottingham region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Nottingham region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 5 (20.00%) .NET
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) JIRA
5 4 (16.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
5 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) Windows
6 3 (12.00%) Linux
6 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 3 (12.00%) SAP
6 3 (12.00%) ISEB
6 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (12.00%) Retail
6 3 (12.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.00%) Release Management
6 3 (12.00%) Ranorex
6 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.00%) Line Management
7 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS

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Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) NetWeaver
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project Server
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DMZ
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) DataStage
3 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Ranorex
3 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Automated Test Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) QA Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Data Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (8.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) JSON
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) XSD
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) JMS
2 2 (8.00%) WSDL
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (8.00%) Open Source
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
4 1 (4.00%) Statistics
4 1 (4.00%) Economics
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.00%) Release Management
6 2 (8.00%) Line Management
6 2 (8.00%) Coaching
6 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.00%) Clinical Data Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Data Management
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) CDISC
1 1 (4.00%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (8.00%) Software AG
2 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Intel