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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 15 27
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing QA 17 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 3.73% 7.06% 3.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.48% 52.73% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 1
Median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-60.40% +91.02%
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
42 55 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 9.21% 13.38% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 2
Median daily rate £550 £400 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +72.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £325 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £650 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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 1 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 1 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 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.56%) Mainframe
6 7 (15.56%) Time Management
6 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
6 7 (15.56%) SDLC
7 6 (13.33%) Coaching
7 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.33%) HP
8 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
8 5 (11.11%) DataStage
8 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.11%) Data Quality
9 4 (8.89%) PowerPivot
9 4 (8.89%) Tableau
9 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.89%) Analytics
9 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) Project Management
9 4 (8.89%) Validation

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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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (8.89%) MS Project
2 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) DataStage
2 4 (8.89%) PowerPivot
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Ranorex
2 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Marketing
2 2 (4.44%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.33%) QA Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 5 (11.11%) DataStage Developer
5 5 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.89%) QA Leader
7 3 (6.67%) Application Development Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Application Development Project Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Digital Development Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (6.67%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Report Writer
7 3 (6.67%) Software Delivery Project Manager
7 3 (6.67%) SSRS Report Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) SOAP
1 4 (8.89%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) JDBC
2 3 (6.67%) JNDI
2 3 (6.67%) JSP
2 3 (6.67%) WSDL
2 3 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) CSS3
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) HTML5
3 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.67%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (6.67%) Smart Meter
2 3 (6.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.22%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.56%) SDLC
4 7 (15.56%) Time Management
4 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
5 6 (13.33%) Coaching
5 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.89%) Analytics
7 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (8.89%) Validation
8 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C#
2 1 (2.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.22%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) SAP
2 4 (8.89%) Tableau
3 3 (6.67%) CA
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.22%) IBM