Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 22 36
Rank change year-on-year -30 +14 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 23 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.96% 7.27% 4.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.77% 52.88% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 38 24
Nottingham median daily rate £413 £389 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +0.32% +3.33%
10th Percentile £328 £350 £212
90th Percentile £513 £566 £511
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £413 £381 £388
% change year-on-year +8.20% -1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Nottingham median hourly rate - - £16.00
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - £16.00

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 101 104 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 12.98% 13.74% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 64 71
Nottingham median daily rate £425 £378 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -11.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £241 £226 £250
90th Percentile £585 £559 £615
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £419 £375 £431
% change year-on-year +11.67% -13.04% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Nottingham median hourly rate £10.66 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.36% -2.63% +72.73%
10th Percentile £9.44 £11.62 £16.10
90th Percentile £25.08 £20.25 £21.10
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £10.66 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -42.36% -2.63% +72.73%

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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 July 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 July 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 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
6 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
6 6 (26.09%) C#
6 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (17.39%) JSON
8 4 (17.39%) SDLC
8 4 (17.39%) SDET
8 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
8 4 (17.39%) Docker
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
8 4 (17.39%) IntelliJ
8 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) Data Management
8 4 (17.39%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (13.04%) PMO
9 3 (13.04%) Change Management
9 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) Scala
9 3 (13.04%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
9 3 (13.04%) Resource Allocation
9 3 (13.04%) QA Automation

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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 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) IntelliJ
3 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.04%) Selenium
5 1 (4.35%) Gradle
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) JMeter
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.35%) Maven
5 1 (4.35%) RSpec
5 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
5 1 (4.35%) TestPartner
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer in Test
2 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Development Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Migration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Release Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) WireMock
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSD
3 1 (4.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) Data Management
5 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
5 4 (17.39%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (17.39%) SDET
5 4 (17.39%) SDLC
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 3 (13.04%) Change Management
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (13.04%) Time Management
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Scala
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) XPath
5 1 (4.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.70%) PMP
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Dell
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle
1 1 (4.35%) Red Hat