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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 12 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 2.70% 3.00% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.29% 51.52% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
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£370 £356 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £162.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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
35 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 7.87% 5.83% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 4
Average daily rate £388 £363 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £295 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £87.75 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.19% +450.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 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 +16 12 £370 +5.71% 4
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (33.33%) Finance
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) .NET
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
4 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
4 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.11%) REST
5 3 (11.11%) SaaS
5 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (11.11%) Retail
5 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (11.11%) Release Management
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 3 (11.11%) SAP
5 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 3 (11.11%) SOA
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) NetWeaver
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) Stata
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (7.41%) IaaS
2 2 (7.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DMZ
1 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Ranorex
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) QA Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Business Data Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Data Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) QA Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Automated Test Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.41%) Middleware
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) WSDL
3 2 (7.41%) JMS
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) XSD
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (7.41%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 2 (7.41%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
4 1 (3.70%) Economics
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.11%) Release Management
5 3 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Clinical Data Management
6 2 (7.41%) Test Management
6 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
1 5 (18.52%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) VB
3 1 (3.70%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) APMP
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) P3O
1 1 (3.70%) CDISC
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) SAP
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
1 3 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.41%) Software AG
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Intel
2 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Dell
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