The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing QA 11 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 2.58% 3.03% 2.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.38% 30.30% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
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£370 £245 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.02% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £161 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £329 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
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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
21 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 4.93% 10.00% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 9
Average daily rate £370 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £336 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.84 - £12.95
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 - £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 - £12.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) .NET
3 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) OO
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
6 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 3 (14.29%) OOD
6 3 (14.29%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 3 (14.29%) Android
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
6 3 (14.29%) Ranorex
6 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
7 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (9.52%) Line Management
7 2 (9.52%) Data Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MTS
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) Stata
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
1 3 (14.29%) Ranorex
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Automated Test Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
3 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
3 2 (9.52%) Data Manager
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) QA Manager
4 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) COM
3 1 (4.76%) WCF
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Economics
3 1 (4.76%) PMI
3 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 3 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (19.05%) OO
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 3 (14.29%) OOD
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Line Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Clinical Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) VB6
4 1 (4.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) PMP
2 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) APMP
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) CDISC
1 1 (4.76%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) Dell
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle