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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 28 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 6.76% 3.00% 2.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.85% 60.00% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 3
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£350 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.41%
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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
52 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 12.56% 5.00% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 1 7
Average daily rate £375 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £338 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £9.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +79.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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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

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 3 July 2015.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 15 (27.27%) C#
3 13 (23.64%) Quality Management
4 12 (21.82%) Test Automation
5 11 (20.00%) Java
5 11 (20.00%) SDLC
6 9 (16.36%) BDD
6 9 (16.36%) Retail
7 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
8 7 (12.73%) TDD
8 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
8 7 (12.73%) WebSphere
9 6 (10.91%) .NET
10 5 (9.09%) SQL
10 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 5 (9.09%) Project Management
10 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 5 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (9.09%) Selenium
10 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.09%) WebDriver
10 5 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (9.09%) Scrum
11 4 (7.27%) System Testing
11 4 (7.27%) JIRA
11 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
11 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (12.73%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.82%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.82%) DB2
2 1 (1.82%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Selenium
1 5 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 4 (7.27%) SpecFlow
2 4 (7.27%) Ranorex
2 4 (7.27%) JIRA
3 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.82%) Xcode
4 1 (1.82%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Quality Manager
4 6 (10.91%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) QA Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) QA Leader
6 4 (7.27%) AWS Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Tester
7 3 (5.45%) QA Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Information Manager
7 3 (5.45%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Information Systems Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.45%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.64%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
2 4 (7.27%) Web Services
3 2 (3.64%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) JDBC
3 2 (3.64%) JSP
3 2 (3.64%) SOAP
3 2 (3.64%) WSDL
3 2 (3.64%) JNDI
4 1 (1.82%) Ajax
4 1 (1.82%) XMPP
4 1 (1.82%) J2EE
4 1 (1.82%) COM
4 1 (1.82%) J2ME
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) jQuery
4 1 (1.82%) HTML5
4 1 (1.82%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.82%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Social Media
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) CentOS
2 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) Quality Management
3 12 (21.82%) Test Automation
4 11 (20.00%) SDLC
5 9 (16.36%) BDD
6 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.73%) TDD
7 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Scrum
8 5 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.09%) Project Management
8 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.27%) OO
9 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.27%) System Testing
10 3 (5.45%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (5.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) C#
2 11 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (5.45%) Ruby
5 2 (3.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Groovy
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) VB
6 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.82%) VB6
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) HP
3 3 (5.45%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.64%) SAP
4 2 (3.64%) CA
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle
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