The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 18 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 3.68% 6.34% 4.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 53.57% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 1
Median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +94.77%
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
45 56 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 9.20% 11.84% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 2
Median daily rate £550 £400 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +72.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £650 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Nottinghamshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham -12 18 £363 +3.57% 15
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 14 (26.92%) SQL
3 13 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
5 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
5 9 (17.31%) SDLC
6 8 (15.38%) HP
7 7 (13.46%) Mainframe
7 7 (13.46%) Time Management
8 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Degree
8 6 (11.54%) SAP
8 6 (11.54%) Coaching
9 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.62%) Data Quality
9 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.62%) UML
9 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
9 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
9 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.62%) DataStage
9 5 (9.62%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Use Case
10 4 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (7.69%) Validation
10 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (7.69%) MS Project
2 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) DataStage
2 4 (7.69%) PowerPivot
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Ranorex
2 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Publishing
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Test Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) QA Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.62%) DataStage Developer
5 5 (9.62%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.69%) QA Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Application Development Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Application Development Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Applications Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Digital Development Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Report Writer
7 3 (5.77%) Software Delivery Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) SSRS Report Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) SOAP
1 4 (7.69%) Web Services
2 3 (5.77%) JDBC
2 3 (5.77%) JNDI
2 3 (5.77%) JSP
2 3 (5.77%) WSDL
2 3 (5.77%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) CSS3
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) HTML5
3 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.77%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (5.77%) Smart Meter
2 3 (5.77%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
3 9 (17.31%) SDLC
3 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
4 7 (13.46%) Time Management
5 6 (11.54%) Coaching
5 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
5 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.62%) Software Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
6 5 (9.62%) UML
6 5 (9.62%) Use Case
7 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C#
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.92%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) HP
2 6 (11.54%) SAP
3 4 (7.69%) Tableau
4 3 (5.77%) CA
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.85%) Kronos
6 1 (1.92%) IBM