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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 25 32
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 41 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 9.56% 3.09% 3.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.93% 37.50% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 5
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£375 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £319 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £335 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+69.69% +22.22%
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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
57 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 13.29% 8.25% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 7 11
Average daily rate £375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £9.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +79.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +14.28%

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

QA
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 5 August 2015, 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 38 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) Finance
3 20 (28.99%) C#
4 19 (27.54%) SDLC
5 16 (23.19%) Scrum
6 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
7 13 (18.84%) .NET
7 13 (18.84%) Test Automation
8 12 (17.39%) Java
9 11 (15.94%) JIRA
10 10 (14.49%) Selenium
10 10 (14.49%) HTML5
10 10 (14.49%) HTML
11 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
11 9 (13.04%) Quality Management
11 9 (13.04%) BDD
11 9 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (11.59%) CSS3
12 8 (11.59%) TDD
12 8 (11.59%) SQL
12 8 (11.59%) CSS
12 8 (11.59%) Web Services
12 8 (11.59%) Project Management
13 7 (10.14%) Retail
13 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
13 7 (10.14%) AngularJS
14 6 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
14 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
14 6 (8.70%) SOAP

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Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 5 (7.25%) CMS
2 4 (5.80%) IIS
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.45%) DNN
4 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.45%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.45%) MS Project
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Intranet
1 5 (7.25%) Extranet
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.80%) Redis
3 2 (2.90%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) JIRA
2 10 (14.49%) Selenium
3 5 (7.25%) Ranorex
3 5 (7.25%) NeoLoad
4 4 (5.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.80%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.90%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.45%) Xcode
7 1 (1.45%) TestPartner
7 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (30.43%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Quality Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Tester
5 4 (5.80%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Development Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Information Systems Manager
6 3 (4.35%) QA Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.35%) AWS Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) QA Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Systems Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) .NET
2 10 (14.49%) HTML
2 10 (14.49%) HTML5
3 8 (11.59%) CSS3
3 8 (11.59%) CSS
3 8 (11.59%) Web Services
4 7 (10.14%) AngularJS
5 6 (8.70%) SOAP
6 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.25%) jQuery
6 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (5.80%) REST
7 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.80%) Middleware
8 3 (4.35%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.90%) WSDL
9 2 (2.90%) JNDI
9 2 (2.90%) XML
9 2 (2.90%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (7.25%) User Experience
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.90%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.45%) Social Media
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Linux
1 3 (4.35%) Android
2 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) UNIX
3 1 (1.45%) CentOS
3 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.54%) SDLC
3 16 (23.19%) Scrum
4 13 (18.84%) Test Automation
5 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.04%) BDD
5 9 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (13.04%) Quality Management
6 8 (11.59%) TDD
6 8 (11.59%) Project Management
7 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.25%) MVC
9 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.25%) System Testing
9 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
10 4 (5.80%) Information Architecture
10 4 (5.80%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) C#
2 12 (17.39%) Java
3 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.59%) SQL
5 3 (4.35%) Ruby
6 2 (2.90%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.45%) Groovy
7 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.45%) VB
7 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.45%) VB6
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) ISEB
1 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Pingdom
2 2 (2.90%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) New Relic
3 4 (5.80%) HP
4 3 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.90%) CA
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle