The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 19 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 25 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 5.10% 6.47% 2.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.08% 52.83% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 2
Median daily rate £388 £383 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% -3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £343 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £465 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-55.91% +14.06%
QA
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
52 53 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 10.61% 12.24% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 5
Median daily rate £450 £445 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +29.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £353 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £650 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +15.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Nottingham region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 6 May 2016.

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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 7 (16.67%) Validation
5 6 (14.29%) SDLC
5 6 (14.29%) Data Quality
6 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) Mainframe
6 5 (11.90%) Smart Meter
7 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
7 4 (9.52%) DataStage
7 4 (9.52%) Project Management
7 4 (9.52%) Chip and PIN
7 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
7 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
7 4 (9.52%) ETL
7 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (9.52%) HTML
7 4 (9.52%) Java
7 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 4 (9.52%) CSS
7 4 (9.52%) SOAP
7 4 (9.52%) Web Services
7 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.52%) Coaching

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham 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 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Force.com
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) DataStage
1 4 (9.52%) PowerPivot
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Ranorex
3 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Publishing
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
1 8 (19.05%) Project Manager
1 8 (19.05%) Test Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Programme Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Development Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) DataStage Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Delivery Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Development Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Development Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Digital Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) IT Development Manager
4 4 (9.52%) IT Manager
4 4 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Programme Test Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Software Development Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Software Development Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
1 4 (9.52%) REST
1 4 (9.52%) SOAP
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) Ajax
2 3 (7.14%) DHTML
2 3 (7.14%) Visualforce
2 3 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) CSS3
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Mainframe
1 5 (11.90%) Smart Meter
2 4 (9.52%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
1 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (16.67%) Validation
3 6 (14.29%) SDLC
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
5 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.52%) Coaching
5 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.52%) ETL
5 4 (9.52%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.14%) Contingency Planning
6 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.14%) SOA
6 3 (7.14%) Test Management
6 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) Apex Code
3 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Tableau
2 3 (7.14%) Informatica
2 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Kronos