Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 6 months to 23 November 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 Tester
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 - 67
Rank change year-on-year - +67 -9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.57% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Nottingham median daily rate £381 - -
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £381 - -
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 827 841 797
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.14% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 443 499
Nottingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £213
90th Percentile £563 £550 £500
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 36
Nottingham median hourly rate £13.11 £12.28 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -1.80% -3.85%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £28.50 £23.95 £20.00
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.23 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +5.80% -7.41% +3.85%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Nottingham

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Nottingham

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Docker
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby
5 1 (20.00%) Marketing
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) CRM

QA Tester 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 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com