Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 25 31
Rank change year-on-year -23 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 29 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 3.20% 5.82% 5.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.17% 42.27% 41.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 29
Nottingham median daily rate £380 £366 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.48% -0.64%
10th Percentile £238 £325 £221
90th Percentile £513 £477 £528
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £380 £365 £381
% change year-on-year +4.11% -4.26% -2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Nottingham median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +15.63% -
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -13.51% +15.63% -

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 120 97 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 13.26% 13.76% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 55 68
Nottingham median daily rate £398 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -4.46% -1.88%
10th Percentile £257 £254 £219
90th Percentile £649 £522 £586
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £375 £406
% change year-on-year +6.67% -7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Nottingham median hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.53% +24.29% +59.09%
10th Percentile £9.84 £17.20 £15.80
90th Percentile £33.10 £25.00 £19.20
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -42.53% +24.29% +59.09%

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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 April 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 20 April 2018, 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 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Java
3 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
4 15 (51.72%) TDD
5 12 (41.38%) Finance
6 11 (37.93%) Scrum
6 11 (37.93%) C#
6 11 (37.93%) Selenium
6 11 (37.93%) BDD
7 10 (34.48%) WebDriver
7 10 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
8 7 (24.14%) Retail
8 7 (24.14%) OOP
8 7 (24.14%) Open Source
8 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
8 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
9 6 (20.69%) SDET
9 6 (20.69%) JSON
10 5 (17.24%) SQL
10 5 (17.24%) QA Automation
10 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
11 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (13.79%) Proactive Monitoring
11 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (13.79%) Docker
11 4 (13.79%) Web Services
11 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
11 4 (13.79%) IntelliJ
11 4 (13.79%) Change Management

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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 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Boomi
3 1 (3.45%) iPaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Selenium
2 10 (34.48%) WebDriver
3 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
3 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
5 4 (13.79%) IntelliJ
6 2 (6.90%) JIRA
6 2 (6.90%) Protractor
7 1 (3.45%) Gatling
7 1 (3.45%) Gradle
7 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.45%) Maven
7 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
7 1 (3.45%) TestPartner
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Retail
2 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Tester
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Developer in Test
2 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Tester
4 3 (10.34%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (6.90%) QA Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) JSON
2 4 (13.79%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) XSD
3 2 (6.90%) XSL
4 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
3 15 (51.72%) TDD
4 11 (37.93%) BDD
4 11 (37.93%) Scrum
5 10 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (24.14%) OOP
6 7 (24.14%) Open Source
7 6 (20.69%) SDET
8 5 (17.24%) QA Automation
9 4 (13.79%) Change Management
9 4 (13.79%) Data Management
9 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
9 4 (13.79%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (10.34%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
10 3 (10.34%) DevOps
10 3 (10.34%) Project Management
10 3 (10.34%) Resource Allocation
10 3 (10.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Scala
5 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
5 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.90%) XPath
5 2 (6.90%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
1 2 (6.90%) PMP
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Dell
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
1 2 (6.90%) Red Hat