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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
Rank 23 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing QA 26 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 6.58% 6.65% 5.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.27% 44.05% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 15
Median daily rate £365 £381 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% -2.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £209 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £501 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% +4.79%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 63 84 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 15.95% 15.11% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 29
Median daily rate £375 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.24% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £213 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £600 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +72.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 +2 25 £366 -3.93% 4
Mansfield - 1 £300 - 1
QA
East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) Analytics
3 13 (32.50%) User Stories
4 12 (30.00%) Web Services
5 10 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (22.50%) SOAP
7 8 (20.00%) JMeter
7 8 (20.00%) JSON
7 8 (20.00%) Time Management
7 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 8 (20.00%) SoapUI
7 8 (20.00%) API Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Data Analysis
8 7 (17.50%) Scrum
8 7 (17.50%) Java
9 6 (15.00%) Project Management
9 6 (15.00%) Retail
10 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Smart Meter
10 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 5 (12.50%) Data Analytics
11 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
11 4 (10.00%) SDLC
11 4 (10.00%) Finance
11 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
12 3 (7.50%) Test Automation

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Top Related 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 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Big Data
1 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) GIS
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) JMeter
1 8 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (2.50%) Rational Robot
3 1 (2.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) QA Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Tester
3 6 (15.00%) QA Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) QA Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Transition Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Web Services
2 9 (22.50%) SOAP
3 8 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) RESTful
5 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (12.50%) Smart Meter
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (5.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.50%) Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) EPoS
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Analytics
2 13 (32.50%) User Stories
3 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (20.00%) API Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (20.00%) Time Management
4 8 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (17.50%) Data Analysis
5 7 (17.50%) Scrum
6 6 (15.00%) Project Management
7 5 (12.50%) Data Analytics
7 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.00%) SDLC
9 3 (7.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (7.50%) IT Strategy
9 3 (7.50%) Programme Governance
9 3 (7.50%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) C
5 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) ISEB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.50%) HL7
1 1 (2.50%) PMO
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Remedy
2 3 (7.50%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com