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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
Rank 31 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 13 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 3.85% 4.22% 1.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.21% 38.64% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 1
Median daily rate £365 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -16.29%

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
38 44 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 11.24% 10.92% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 4
Median daily rate £379 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £10.84
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.77 - £10.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £15.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £41.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-46.10% +77.65%

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
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 16 January 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 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) SOAP
3 6 (20.00%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) JSON
3 6 (20.00%) Analytics
3 6 (20.00%) User Stories
4 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 5 (16.67%) Web Services
4 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) JMeter
5 4 (13.33%) Finance
5 4 (13.33%) SDLC
5 4 (13.33%) API Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Fintech
5 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 4 (13.33%) Time Management
5 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 3 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (10.00%) Open Source
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) System Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Selenium
6 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Ranorex
6 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) JMeter
1 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (10.00%) Ranorex
2 3 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Application Development Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Application Development Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Development Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Development Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Development Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) IT Development Manager
3 4 (13.33%) IT Manager
3 4 (13.33%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) QA Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Software Development Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Software Development Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Software Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) JSON
1 6 (20.00%) SOAP
2 5 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) J2EE
3 2 (6.67%) OAuth
3 2 (6.67%) OAuth2
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (13.33%) Fintech
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.67%) Smart Meter
4 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Analytics
2 6 (20.00%) Project Management
2 6 (20.00%) User Stories
3 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (13.33%) API Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 4 (13.33%) SDLC
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (13.33%) Time Management
4 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.00%) ERP
5 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Open Source
5 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.00%) System Testing
5 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Apigee
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (3.33%) CA
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) TIBCO