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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 10 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 2.13% 3.28% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.62% 32.43% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
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£360 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £182 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £370 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +11.57%
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
21 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 4.47% 10.11% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 12
Average daily rate £350 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £360 £573
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 £18.53 £20.64
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.25%

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 22 December 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 0 8 £360 +2.85% 3
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) .NET
3 7 (30.43%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 6 (26.09%) OO
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
6 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 3 (13.04%) VB
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
6 3 (13.04%) COM
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (13.04%) MTS
6 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.04%) OOD
6 3 (13.04%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) ISEB
6 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 3 (13.04%) MTS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) MS Project
3 1 (4.35%) Stata
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
1 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
1 3 (13.04%) Ranorex
2 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Automated Test Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.70%) QA Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Data Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.35%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) DataStage Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Office Support
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) COM
2 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Economics
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Android
1 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) OO
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.04%) TDD
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) OOD
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Clinical Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Line Management
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C#
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) VB
3 3 (13.04%) VB6
3 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) Groovy
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) PMP
2 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) CDISC
1 1 (4.35%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat