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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 31 17
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14  
Contract jobs citing QA 25 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 7.10% 3.78% 6.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.98% 32.69% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 16
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 41 52 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 11.65% 11.56% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 40
Median daily rate £400 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.68 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 23 June 2017, 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 23 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (30.00%) User Stories
4 14 (28.00%) Scrum
5 13 (26.00%) Java
6 10 (20.00%) SQL
6 10 (20.00%) Web Services
6 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (20.00%) Analytics
7 9 (18.00%) Functional Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
8 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (16.00%) Project Management
8 8 (16.00%) Defect Management
9 7 (14.00%) SDLC
9 7 (14.00%) SOAP
9 7 (14.00%) Finance
9 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Time Management
10 6 (12.00%) JIRA
10 6 (12.00%) Mainframe
10 6 (12.00%) OO
10 6 (12.00%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.00%) QA Automation
11 5 (10.00%) API Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (10.00%) HP
11 5 (10.00%) Oracle
11 5 (10.00%) JMeter

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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 (2.00%) Confluence
1 1 (2.00%) Mule
1 1 (2.00%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.00%) Big Data
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (12.00%) JIRA
3 5 (10.00%) JMeter
3 5 (10.00%) Selenium
3 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.00%) Ant
6 2 (4.00%) Maven
7 1 (2.00%) Bower
7 1 (2.00%) Grunt
7 1 (2.00%) gulp
7 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.00%) PhantomJS
7 1 (2.00%) Protractor
7 1 (2.00%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.00%) Sublime Text
7 1 (2.00%) WebStorm
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) QA Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) QA Leader
3 7 (14.00%) QA Tester
3 7 (14.00%) Tester
4 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Data Analytics Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) QA Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Web Services
2 7 (14.00%) SOAP
3 5 (10.00%) JSON
4 3 (6.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) .NET
5 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.00%) JDBC
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.00%) LESS
6 1 (2.00%) REST
6 1 (2.00%) Sass
6 1 (2.00%) Spring
6 1 (2.00%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 3 (6.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (30.00%) User Stories
4 14 (28.00%) Scrum
5 10 (20.00%) Analytics
5 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (18.00%) Functional Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Defect Management
7 8 (16.00%) Project Management
7 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Test Strategy
8 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.00%) SDLC
9 6 (12.00%) OO
9 6 (12.00%) Time Management
9 6 (12.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (10.00%) Data Analytics
10 5 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
1 1 (2.00%) WAI
1 1 (2.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) HP
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Remedy
4 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com