The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 29 44
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 37 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 7.33% 3.35% 2.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.52% 39.39% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £331 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £321 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £373 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
QA
East Midlands

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 Nottinghamshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
54 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 10.69% 8.51% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 13
Average daily rate £404 £373 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £309 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £11.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Nottinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Nottinghamshire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Nottinghamshire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +7 36 £400 +20.75% 9
QA
East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 34 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.82%) Finance
3 20 (29.41%) C#
3 20 (29.41%) SDLC
4 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (20.59%) Scrum
4 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
5 13 (19.12%) Java
5 13 (19.12%) .NET
6 12 (17.65%) JIRA
7 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
7 10 (14.71%) HTML5
7 10 (14.71%) HTML
8 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
8 9 (13.24%) SQL
8 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.24%) Selenium
8 9 (13.24%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (11.76%) TDD
9 8 (11.76%) BDD
9 8 (11.76%) CSS3
9 8 (11.76%) CSS
10 7 (10.29%) Web Services
10 7 (10.29%) Project Management
10 7 (10.29%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
11 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
11 6 (8.82%) Ranorex
11 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.82%) System Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 5 (7.35%) CMS
2 4 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) MTS
4 1 (1.47%) DNN
4 1 (1.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.47%) MS Project
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Intranet
1 5 (7.35%) Extranet
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.88%) Redis
4 2 (2.94%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) JIRA
2 9 (13.24%) Selenium
3 6 (8.82%) Ranorex
4 5 (7.35%) NeoLoad
5 4 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (5.88%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.94%) TestPartner
8 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.47%) Xcode
General
1 23 (33.82%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Retail
2 5 (7.35%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Quality Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Development Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.41%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.41%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Information Systems Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Tester
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Information Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) .NET
2 10 (14.71%) HTML
2 10 (14.71%) HTML5
3 8 (11.76%) CSS3
3 8 (11.76%) CSS
4 7 (10.29%) Web Services
4 7 (10.29%) AngularJS
5 6 (8.82%) SOAP
6 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.35%) jQuery
6 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (5.88%) REST
7 4 (5.88%) Middleware
8 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
8 3 (4.41%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.94%) WSDL
9 2 (2.94%) XML
9 2 (2.94%) JNDI
9 2 (2.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (7.35%) User Experience
2 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.94%) Graphic Design
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.47%) Social Media
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Linux
1 3 (4.41%) Android
2 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) UNIX
3 1 (1.47%) CentOS
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) SDLC
3 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
3 14 (20.59%) Scrum
4 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.24%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (11.76%) BDD
6 8 (11.76%) TDD
7 7 (10.29%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (10.29%) Project Management
8 6 (8.82%) Quality Management
8 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.82%) System Testing
8 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.35%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (7.35%) Logical Data Model
9 5 (7.35%) OO
9 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) C#
2 13 (19.12%) Java
3 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.24%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) PHP
4 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.94%) VB6
4 2 (2.94%) Ruby
4 2 (2.94%) VB
5 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.47%) Groovy
5 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.47%) ISEB
1 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.47%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Pingdom
2 2 (2.94%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) New Relic
3 4 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (4.41%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle
5 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 2 (2.94%) CA
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) IBM