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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 12 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 2.96% 3.60% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.17% 36.84% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
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£370 £245 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.02% -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 £33.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +16.07%
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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
23 38 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 5.67% 9.77% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate £370 £280 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £336 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.63 £162.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.61% +1150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

QA
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

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 27 November 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 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (29.17%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) .NET
4 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) OO
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) JIRA
7 3 (12.50%) Release Management
7 3 (12.50%) Android
7 3 (12.50%) TDD
7 3 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
7 3 (12.50%) ISEB
7 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) OOD
7 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 3 (12.50%) Ranorex

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Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project Server
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.17%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) Stata
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) DMZ
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) DataStage
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Automated Test Developer
3 2 (8.33%) QA Leader
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Data Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
4 1 (4.17%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (4.17%) ETL Developer
4 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.17%) DataStage Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Office Support
4 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (4.17%) JMS
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) COM
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) XSD
3 1 (4.17%) WSDL
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Open Source
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Economics
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) PMI
3 1 (4.17%) DTV
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Android
2 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) OO
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Release Management
5 3 (12.50%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (12.50%) OOD
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.33%) Line Management
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Clinical Data Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C#
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VB6
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) PMP
2 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) APMP
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) CDISC
1 1 (4.17%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Software AG
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Intel
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
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