Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Engineer
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 - 72
Rank change year-on-year - +72 -11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.89% - 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Nottingham median daily rate £375 - -
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottingham median hourly rate - - -
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Nottingham
Contract vacancies in Nottingham with a recognized job title 849 831 801
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 95.96% 96.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 454 497
Nottingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £277 £214
90th Percentile £563 £550 £510
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 37
Nottingham median hourly rate £13.23 £12.39 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.76% -0.90% -3.85%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £10.26
90th Percentile £28.50 £25.00 £25.10
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.61 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +4.71% - -

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Nottingham.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Nottingham

QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Engineer in Nottingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Engineer in Nottingham

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Nottingham region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (75.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (75.00%) Docker
3 6 (75.00%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (75.00%) QA Automation
3 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) LoadUI
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (75.00%) QA Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Docker