Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the 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 (QA)
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 49 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 25 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.89% 3.80% 4.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.66% 31.58% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 24
Nottingham median daily rate £381 £363 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -6.75% +5.07%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £313
90th Percentile £475 £638 £503
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £381 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +5.17% -0.68% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Nottingham median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.51% - -
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 -
% change year-on-year +8.47% - -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Nottingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 121 95 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 14.00% 12.03% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 52 56
Nottingham median daily rate £398 £389 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +7.38% -2.03%
10th Percentile £261 £267 £238
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Nottingham median hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.62% +46.53% -23.48%
10th Percentile £10.11 £12.14 £11.06
90th Percentile £18.98 £25.00 £14.09
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.39 £12.63
% change year-on-year -5.77% +21.88% -23.48%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Nottingham.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Nottingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Nottingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Nottingham over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Nottingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Nottingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (68.00%) Java
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (56.00%) Scrum
3 14 (56.00%) Selenium
4 13 (52.00%) WebDriver
5 11 (44.00%) Finance
6 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (40.00%) TDD
6 10 (40.00%) Open Source
6 10 (40.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (32.00%) BDD
8 7 (28.00%) Retail
8 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (28.00%) C#
8 7 (28.00%) OOP
9 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
9 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (20.00%) QA Automation
11 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Web Services
12 3 (12.00%) OO
12 3 (12.00%) Ruby
12 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
12 3 (12.00%) Degree
12 3 (12.00%) TeamCity
12 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
12 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Boomi
2 1 (4.00%) iPaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Selenium
2 13 (52.00%) WebDriver
3 10 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (12.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (12.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (8.00%) Protractor
7 1 (4.00%) Gatling
7 1 (4.00%) Gradle
7 1 (4.00%) JIRA
7 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Retail
2 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 4 (16.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
1 4 (16.00%) Tester
2 3 (12.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) JSON
2 2 (8.00%) RESTful
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Node.js
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) WireMock
3 1 (4.00%) XSD
3 1 (4.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (56.00%) Scrum
4 10 (40.00%) Open Source
4 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (40.00%) TDD
5 8 (32.00%) BDD
6 7 (28.00%) OOP
7 5 (20.00%) QA Automation
8 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Analytics
9 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
9 3 (12.00%) OO
10 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
10 2 (8.00%) SDET
10 2 (8.00%) SOA
10 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
11 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) XPath
4 1 (4.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Dell
1 1 (4.00%) HP
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com