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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 24 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing QA 25 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 7.04% 5.70% 6.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.17% 48.28% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 16
Median daily rate £366 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.48% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £209 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £501 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +0.54% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +6.84%  

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 53 58 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 14.93% 11.81% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 28
Median daily rate £388 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £211 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +72.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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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 29 March 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 29 March 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 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) Analytics
2 13 (38.24%) User Stories
3 12 (35.29%) Web Services
4 10 (29.41%) Mainframe
5 9 (26.47%) SOAP
6 8 (23.53%) JMeter
6 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (23.53%) API Testing
6 8 (23.53%) JSON
6 8 (23.53%) Time Management
6 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (23.53%) Waterfall
6 8 (23.53%) SoapUI
7 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) Retail
7 6 (17.65%) Java
7 6 (17.65%) Project Management
8 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
8 5 (14.71%) Smart Meter
8 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
8 5 (14.71%) Data Analytics
9 4 (11.76%) SDLC
9 4 (11.76%) Finance
10 3 (8.82%) Remedy
10 3 (8.82%) SAP
10 3 (8.82%) ITIL
10 3 (8.82%) CRM

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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:

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Big Data
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) JMeter
1 8 (23.53%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (17.65%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) QA Tester
2 6 (17.65%) Tester
3 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) QA Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) QA Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) QA Leader
5 3 (8.82%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Transition Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Application Development Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) Web Services
2 9 (26.47%) SOAP
3 8 (23.53%) JSON
4 2 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
5 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Mainframe
2 5 (14.71%) Smart Meter
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) EPoS
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Analytics
2 13 (38.24%) User Stories
3 8 (23.53%) API Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (23.53%) Time Management
3 8 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 6 (17.65%) Project Management
4 6 (17.65%) Scrum
5 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Data Analytics
5 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.76%) SDLC
7 3 (8.82%) Change Control
7 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
7 3 (8.82%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) C
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.94%) PMO
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Remedy
1 3 (8.82%) SAP
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
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