The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Nottinghamshire during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.18% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £295 £350
% change year-on-year +11.01% -15.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +100.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 407 464 451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 96.22% 95.47% 96.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 244 272
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £615 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £12.23 £17.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.14% -63.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.26 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £20.00 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Nottinghamshire

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Tester in Nottinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Nottinghamshire

QA Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester in Nottinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Tester in Nottinghamshire

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham - 4 £350 -
QA Tester
East Midlands

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Nottinghamshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (62.50%) Scrum
4 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 4 (50.00%) Java
5 4 (50.00%) Web Services
6 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (37.50%) Time Management
6 3 (37.50%) QA Automation
7 2 (25.00%) Microservices
7 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
8 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
8 1 (12.50%) SDLC
8 1 (12.50%) API Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
8 1 (12.50%) Analytics
8 1 (12.50%) User Stories
8 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
8 1 (12.50%) SQL
8 1 (12.50%) SOAP
8 1 (12.50%) JMeter
8 1 (12.50%) JSON
8 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) QA Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) Microservices
6 1 (12.50%) Analytics
6 1 (12.50%) API Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA