Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 54 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 15 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.80% 2.86% 4.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.44% 20.16% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 21
Nottingham median daily rate £425 £384 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.75% +5.14% -2.67%
10th Percentile £313 £238 £250
90th Percentile £476 £458 £494
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £435 £384 £365
% change year-on-year +13.36% +5.14% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
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 64 129 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 11.94% 14.21% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 92 52
Nottingham median daily rate £425 £413 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +7.70% +2.13%
10th Percentile £262 £257 £251
90th Percentile £550 £621 £524
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £425 £413 £376
% change year-on-year +3.03% +9.63% -4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Nottingham median hourly rate £11.15 £14.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.75% -22.97% +13.85%
10th Percentile £8.70 £10.03 £13.98
90th Percentile £12.12 £35.95 £25.00
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £11.15 £14.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.75% -22.97% +13.85%

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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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Nottingham region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 5 (33.33%) JIRA
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation
6 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) C#
7 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (13.33%) Confluence
7 2 (13.33%) RESTful
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Analytics
7 2 (13.33%) Travis CI
7 2 (13.33%) Big Data

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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 2 (13.33%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Apigee
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) Travis CI
4 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
4 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) Maven
4 1 (6.67%) QF-Test
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Business Change Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Change Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
3 2 (13.33%) Process Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) HR Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) RESTful
2 2 (13.33%) Swagger
3 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) Kafka
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) User Stories
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation
5 2 (13.33%) Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
5 2 (13.33%) SDET
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Groovy
3 1 (6.67%) Jython
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft