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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
Rank 17 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 29 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 8.03% 5.43% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.31% 45.61% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 7
Median daily rate £371 £458 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.85% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £361 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £527 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.47% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.72
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.24%

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
64 57 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 17.73% 11.90% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 13
Median daily rate £413 £483 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £618 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.47% +72.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) Web Services
2 12 (31.58%) Analytics
2 12 (31.58%) User Stories
3 10 (26.32%) Mainframe
4 9 (23.68%) SOAP
4 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (21.05%) Project Management
5 8 (21.05%) JMeter
5 8 (21.05%) SoapUI
5 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 8 (21.05%) JSON
5 8 (21.05%) Time Management
5 8 (21.05%) API Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Retail
7 6 (15.79%) Java
7 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
8 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
8 5 (13.16%) Scrum
9 4 (10.53%) Finance
9 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Smart Meter
9 4 (10.53%) SDLC
9 4 (10.53%) Data Analytics
10 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
10 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (7.89%) Logical Data Model

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 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Big Data
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) JMeter
1 8 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.26%) Ranorex
3 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 7 (18.42%) Retail
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) QA Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) QA Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
4 5 (13.16%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Applications Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) QA Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Application Development Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Application Development Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Applications Development Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Applications Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Development Manager
6 3 (7.89%) IT Development Manager
6 3 (7.89%) IT Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Software Development Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Web Services
2 9 (23.68%) SOAP
3 8 (21.05%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (2.63%) RESTful
5 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Mainframe
2 4 (10.53%) Smart Meter
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) EPoS
5 1 (2.63%) Fintech
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Analytics
2 12 (31.58%) User Stories
3 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (21.05%) API Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Project Management
4 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (21.05%) Time Management
4 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
6 5 (13.16%) Project Planning
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 4 (10.53%) Data Analytics
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
7 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Change Control
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.89%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) C
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Remedy
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com