Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 48 53
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -26
Contract jobs citing QA 25 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 3.71% 3.14% 2.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.47% 22.58% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 15
Nottingham median daily rate £438 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +8.93% -12.50%
10th Percentile £347 £350 £249
90th Percentile £481 £481 £638
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £438 £381 £350
% change year-on-year +14.75% +8.93% -12.50%
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 77 124 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 11.44% 13.92% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 87 52
Nottingham median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £210 £264 £300
90th Percentile £550 £588 £614
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Nottingham median hourly rate £10.33 £16.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.47% -18.99% +56.44%
10th Percentile £8.85 £10.53 £12.14
90th Percentile £13.69 £20.25 £25.00
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £10.65 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -33.44% -13.51% +46.53%

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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 10 December 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 10 December 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 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) Migration
4 6 (24.00%) Programme Management
4 6 (24.00%) JIRA
4 6 (24.00%) Selenium
5 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 5 (20.00%) Data Validation
5 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.00%) Data Quality
5 5 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (20.00%) Data Privacy
5 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Validation
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) ETL
5 5 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
5 5 (20.00%) Data Strategy
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) RESTful
6 4 (16.00%) JSON
7 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) Confluence
7 3 (12.00%) User Stories
7 3 (12.00%) JMeter
7 3 (12.00%) Finance
7 3 (12.00%) TDD
7 3 (12.00%) Maven

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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 3 (12.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) npm
2 1 (4.00%) Apigee
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) JIRA
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.00%) JMeter
3 3 (12.00%) Maven
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) QF-Test
4 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.00%) Subversion
4 2 (8.00%) webpack
5 1 (4.00%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.00%) Gradle
5 1 (4.00%) RSpec
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Data Manager
1 5 (20.00%) Data Migration Manager
1 5 (20.00%) Migration Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Developer in Test
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Business Change Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Process Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Release Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) JSON
1 4 (16.00%) RESTful
2 3 (12.00%) Swagger
2 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.00%) REST
3 2 (8.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) CSS3
4 1 (4.00%) DOM
4 1 (4.00%) EJS
4 1 (4.00%) Express
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) HTML5
4 1 (4.00%) Kafka
4 1 (4.00%) lodash
4 1 (4.00%) Node.js
4 1 (4.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (28.00%) Migration
3 6 (24.00%) Programme Management
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (20.00%) Data Privacy
4 5 (20.00%) Data Strategy
4 5 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 5 (20.00%) ETL
4 5 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 5 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (20.00%) Validation
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) User Stories
6 3 (12.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Groovy
3 2 (8.00%) Jython
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle