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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 26 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 5.73% 2.88% 3.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.52% 40.00% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 6
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £346 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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
46 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 10.13% 7.20% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 8
Average daily rate £400 £344 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £259 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £9.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -4.05%

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 March 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 March 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 +2 26 £390 +4.00% 10
Worksop - - - -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Quality Management
3 10 (28.57%) .NET
4 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
4 8 (22.86%) BDD
5 7 (20.00%) Retail
5 7 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 7 (20.00%) Project Management
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.14%) C#
6 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
6 6 (17.14%) TDD
6 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
7 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 5 (14.29%) SQL
7 5 (14.29%) Finance
7 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.43%) Scrum
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.43%) OO
8 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.43%) Selenium
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
8 4 (11.43%) SpecFlow
9 3 (8.57%) Agile Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Ruby
9 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.57%) VB6

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Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 7 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.57%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Selenium
1 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
1 4 (11.43%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.86%) Ranorex
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.00%) Retail
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Quality Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.43%) QA Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) AWS Developer
4 3 (8.57%) QA Leader
4 3 (8.57%) QA Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Manager
4 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Information Manager
4 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Information Systems Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.57%) COM
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) PMI
2 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) UNIX
2 2 (5.71%) CentOS
2 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Quality Management
3 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
3 8 (22.86%) BDD
4 7 (20.00%) Project Management
5 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
5 6 (17.14%) TDD
6 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Scrum
7 4 (11.43%) OO
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.57%) Agile Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) C#
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.57%) VB
3 3 (8.57%) VB6
3 3 (8.57%) Ruby
3 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Groovy
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) PMP
1 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) Dell
4 1 (2.86%) IBM