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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 13 28
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 17 40 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 3.46% 9.41% 2.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.08% 60.61% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 2
Median daily rate £456 £373 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.48% +12.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £431 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
53 66 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 10.79% 15.53% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 3
Median daily rate £490 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £650 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 16 (37.21%) SQL
3 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Mentoring
5 9 (20.93%) SDLC
6 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
6 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (16.28%) Time Management
7 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.95%) HP
7 6 (13.95%) SOAP
7 6 (13.95%) Coaching
8 5 (11.63%) Data Quality
8 5 (11.63%) MS Project
8 5 (11.63%) XML
8 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
8 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.63%) Project Management
8 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
8 5 (11.63%) Change Management
8 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis
9 4 (9.30%) Validation
9 4 (9.30%) TIBCO
9 4 (9.30%) CA
9 4 (9.30%) Microsoft

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 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (11.63%) MS Project
2 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.33%) MS Office
4 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) PowerPivot
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.98%) DataStage
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Ranorex
2 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
2 2 (4.65%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Developer
3 6 (13.95%) QA Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.63%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.30%) QA Leader
5 4 (9.30%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) DataStage Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Report Writer
6 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) SSRS Report Writer
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Programme Planner
7 2 (4.65%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) SOAP
2 5 (11.63%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) Web Services
4 3 (6.98%) JDBC
4 3 (6.98%) JNDI
4 3 (6.98%) JSP
4 3 (6.98%) WSDL
5 2 (4.65%) J2EE
5 2 (4.65%) JSON
5 2 (4.65%) OAuth
5 2 (4.65%) OAuth2
5 2 (4.65%) RESTful
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) CSS3
6 1 (2.33%) HTML
6 1 (2.33%) HTML5
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.98%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.65%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (2.33%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) Mentoring
3 9 (20.93%) SDLC
4 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (16.28%) Time Management
4 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
5 6 (13.95%) Coaching
5 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.63%) Change Management
6 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.63%) Project Management
6 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Analytics
7 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.30%) Validation
8 3 (6.98%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) HP
2 4 (9.30%) CA
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) SAP
2 4 (9.30%) Tableau
2 4 (9.30%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.65%) Apigee
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle