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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 23 34
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 18 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 3.44% 6.74% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 58.18% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 8
Median daily rate £425 £406 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +9.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £328 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
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
60 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 11.45% 11.58% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 16
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £11.64 £11.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% -28.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%

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 September 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 September 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 -25 17 £425 +4.61% 6
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (25.00%) Finance
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
1 9 (25.00%) SDLC
2 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (16.67%) Project Management
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.67%) HP
3 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 6 (16.67%) Time Management
3 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (13.89%) Visualisation
4 5 (13.89%) XML
4 5 (13.89%) SOAP
5 4 (11.11%) CA
5 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 4 (11.11%) ERP
5 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
5 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
5 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (11.11%) System Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Fintech
6 3 (8.33%) Ranorex
6 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.33%) CA Service Virtualization
6 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint

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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.33%) MS Project
2 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.56%) DataStage
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 3 (8.33%) Ranorex
1 3 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Application Development Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Development Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Development Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Development Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Development Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Software Development Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Software Development Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Software Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) SOAP
1 5 (13.89%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) JDBC
2 3 (8.33%) JNDI
2 3 (8.33%) JSP
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) WSDL
3 2 (5.56%) J2EE
3 2 (5.56%) JSON
3 2 (5.56%) OAuth
3 2 (5.56%) OAuth2
3 2 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Visualisation
2 4 (11.11%) Fintech
2 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (25.00%) SDLC
2 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 6 (16.67%) Project Management
3 6 (16.67%) Time Management
3 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.11%) ERP
4 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 4 (11.11%) System Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) OO
5 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 3 (8.33%) RUP
5 3 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) HP
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) CA
2 4 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) Apigee
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle