Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 14 August 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)
East Midlands > Nottinghamshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 29 35
Rank change year-on-year -25 +6 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 27 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 3.38% 5.46% 4.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.84% 47.42% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 23
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £419 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.48% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £341 £350 £210
90th Percentile £513 £556 £544
East Midlands median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% -0.06% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - £16.00
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £32.25

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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 97 97 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 12.13% 11.52% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 62 79
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +7.59%
10th Percentile £211 £263 £260
90th Percentile £595 £561 £615
East Midlands median daily rate £420 £406 £415
% change year-on-year +3.38% -2.11% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £10.65 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.43% - +68.18%
10th Percentile £9.42 £11.62 £16.00
90th Percentile £14.08 £20.25 £21.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -63.13% +100.00% +36.40%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Nottinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Nottinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Nottinghamshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Nottinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Nottinghamshire

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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 within the Nottinghamshire region over the 6 months to 14 August 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 -22 27 £419 +7.37% 17
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) TDD
3 11 (40.74%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
4 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
4 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
4 7 (25.93%) BDD
5 6 (22.22%) Web Services
5 6 (22.22%) C#
6 5 (18.52%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
7 4 (14.81%) SDET
7 4 (14.81%) Docker
7 4 (14.81%) SDLC
7 4 (14.81%) Selenium
7 4 (14.81%) JSON
7 4 (14.81%) Data Management
7 4 (14.81%) IntelliJ
7 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (14.81%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (11.11%) PMO
8 3 (11.11%) Data Strategy
8 3 (11.11%) SQL
8 3 (11.11%) ETL
8 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 3 (11.11%) Programme Management

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.81%) IntelliJ
3 4 (14.81%) Selenium
4 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) JMeter
4 2 (7.41%) Maven
5 1 (3.70%) Gradle
5 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.70%) QF-Test
5 1 (3.70%) RSpec
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
5 1 (3.70%) TestPartner
5 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Developer in Test
2 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) QA Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Data Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Migration Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Development Manager
5 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Development Manager
6 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) Swagger
4 1 (3.70%) WireMock
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) TDD
4 7 (25.93%) BDD
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) Data Management
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (14.81%) SDET
5 4 (14.81%) SDLC
6 3 (11.11%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
6 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) ETL
6 3 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Scala
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Groovy
4 1 (3.70%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.41%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 3 (11.11%) PMO
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Atlassian