Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Nottinghamshire during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 66 -
Rank change year-on-year -9 - +72
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 0.46% 0.92% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £380 £356 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £356 -
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Nottinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Nottinghamshire with a recognized job title 827 835 1,038
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 96.20% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 495 526
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £380 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.25% +3.67%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £529 £615
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 26
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.30 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -17.31% -0.83%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.54 £9.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £26.75 £20.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £13.73 £13.50
% change year-on-year +15.53% +1.69% -

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire.

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
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 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham -10 4 £380 +8.57% 1
QA Tester
East Midlands

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Nottinghamshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Data Management
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) IntelliJ
2 3 (75.00%) SDET
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Skype

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 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) IntelliJ
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Data Management
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) SDET
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Docker