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 25 June 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 28 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Contract jobs citing QA 26 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 6.45% 3.77% 5.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.52% 31.03% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 16
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +2.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 46 58 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 11.41% 12.16% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 41
Median daily rate £400 £444 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.85% +9.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £626 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.68 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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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 25 June 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 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 3 months to 25 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 +7 25 £400 +3.22% 10
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Test Automation
3 16 (30.77%) Scrum
4 15 (28.85%) Java
4 15 (28.85%) User Stories
5 11 (21.15%) SQL
5 11 (21.15%) Web Services
6 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (19.23%) Analytics
7 9 (17.31%) Functional Testing
7 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
7 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Project Management
8 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
9 7 (13.46%) SDLC
9 7 (13.46%) SOAP
9 7 (13.46%) Finance
9 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Time Management
10 6 (11.54%) JIRA
10 6 (11.54%) OO
10 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
10 6 (11.54%) Oracle
10 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
11 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (9.62%) Data Analytics
11 5 (9.62%) QA Automation
11 5 (9.62%) API Testing
11 5 (9.62%) Scenario Testing

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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 (1.92%) Confluence
1 1 (1.92%) Mule
1 1 (1.92%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.77%) Big Data
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
2 6 (11.54%) JIRA
3 5 (9.62%) JMeter
3 5 (9.62%) Selenium
3 5 (9.62%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.85%) Ant
6 2 (3.85%) Maven
7 1 (1.92%) Bower
7 1 (1.92%) Grunt
7 1 (1.92%) gulp
7 1 (1.92%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.92%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.92%) Protractor
7 1 (1.92%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.92%) Sublime Text
7 1 (1.92%) WebStorm
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) QA Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) QA Leader
2 8 (15.38%) QA Tester
2 8 (15.38%) Tester
3 5 (9.62%) Automation Tester
3 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) QA Automation Tester
3 5 (9.62%) Test Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Data Analytics Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) QA Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) QA Team Leader
5 3 (5.77%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.85%) QA Automation Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) Web Services
2 7 (13.46%) SOAP
3 5 (9.62%) JSON
4 3 (5.77%) RESTful
5 2 (3.85%) .NET
5 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.85%) JDBC
6 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.92%) CSS
6 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.92%) HTML
6 1 (1.92%) LESS
6 1 (1.92%) REST
6 1 (1.92%) Sass
6 1 (1.92%) Spring
6 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
2 5 (9.62%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) EPoS
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Test Automation
3 16 (30.77%) Scrum
4 15 (28.85%) User Stories
5 10 (19.23%) Analytics
5 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (17.31%) Functional Testing
6 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 8 (15.38%) Project Management
7 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 7 (13.46%) Manual Testing
8 7 (13.46%) SDLC
9 6 (11.54%) OO
9 6 (11.54%) Time Management
9 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
10 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) Java
2 11 (21.15%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.85%) C
4 2 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
1 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.92%) HL7
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
1 1 (1.92%) WAI
1 1 (1.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle
2 5 (9.62%) HP
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Remedy
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com