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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 45 21
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -24
Contract jobs citing QA 13 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 3.27% 2.73% 5.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.39% 45.45% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Average daily rate
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£331 £301 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -24.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £242 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £415 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-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
33 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 8.31% 6.01% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 3
Average daily rate £373 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £258 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £397 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.24 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.79% -29.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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
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 29 August 2014. 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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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 +18 12 £331 +10.32% 3
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 7 (28.00%) Finance
1 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.00%) REST
4 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Release Management
4 3 (12.00%) SaaS
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 3 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.00%) SOA
5 2 (8.00%) HTTP
5 2 (8.00%) WSDL
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (8.00%) NetWeaver
1 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
2 2 (8.00%) PaaS
2 2 (8.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (8.00%) DMZ
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) DataStage
3 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) QA Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) QA Leader
4 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Data Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) REST
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) XSD
3 2 (8.00%) JMS
3 2 (8.00%) WSDL
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (8.00%) Middleware
3 2 (8.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (8.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.00%) Open Source
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Economics
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) SOA
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Release Management
5 2 (8.00%) Test Management
5 2 (8.00%) Clinical Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Dependency Management
5 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C#
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VB
2 1 (4.00%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
1 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (8.00%) Intel
2 2 (8.00%) Software AG
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Dell