Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 27 34
Rank change year-on-year -29 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 28 48 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 2.97% 5.99% 4.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.58% 42.11% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 24
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £380 £371 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -4.19% +3.33%
10th Percentile £238 £328 £212
90th Percentile £513 £573 £534
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 - £16.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 - £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 124 114 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 13.14% 14.21% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 68 82
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £391 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £238 £267 £263
90th Percentile £641 £525 £630
East Midlands median daily rate £414 £379 £405
% change year-on-year +9.31% -6.54% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.53% +24.29% +59.09%
10th Percentile £9.84 £17.58 £15.80
90th Percentile £33.10 £24.53 £19.20
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -37.00% +25.00% +60.00%

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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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -28 28 £380 +1.33% 13
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) Java
3 17 (60.71%) Test Automation
4 16 (57.14%) TDD
5 12 (42.86%) Scrum
5 12 (42.86%) BDD
6 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (39.29%) C#
7 10 (35.71%) Finance
8 9 (32.14%) Selenium
9 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 7 (25.00%) Open Source
9 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 7 (25.00%) Retail
9 7 (25.00%) OOP
10 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
10 6 (21.43%) JSON
10 6 (21.43%) SDET
11 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
11 5 (17.86%) QA Automation
11 5 (17.86%) SQL
12 4 (14.29%) Change Management
12 4 (14.29%) Data Management
12 4 (14.29%) Web Services
12 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 4 (14.29%) IntelliJ
12 4 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
12 4 (14.29%) Docker
12 4 (14.29%) SDLC

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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 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Boomi
3 1 (3.57%) iPaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Selenium
2 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
5 4 (14.29%) IntelliJ
6 2 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (3.57%) Gatling
7 1 (3.57%) Gradle
7 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.57%) Maven
7 1 (3.57%) Protractor
7 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
7 1 (3.57%) TestPartner
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Retail
2 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Developer
1 5 (17.86%) Developer in Test
1 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
1 5 (17.86%) Tester
2 4 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Development Manager
5 1 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) JSON
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
3 2 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) XSD
3 2 (7.14%) XSL
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
4 1 (3.57%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Test Automation
3 16 (57.14%) TDD
4 12 (42.86%) BDD
4 12 (42.86%) Scrum
5 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (25.00%) OOP
6 7 (25.00%) Open Source
7 6 (21.43%) SDET
8 5 (17.86%) QA Automation
9 4 (14.29%) Change Management
9 4 (14.29%) Data Management
9 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 4 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (14.29%) SDLC
10 3 (10.71%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
10 3 (10.71%) DevOps
10 3 (10.71%) Project Management
10 3 (10.71%) Resource Allocation
10 3 (10.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Scala
5 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.14%) XPath
5 2 (7.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.14%) PMP
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Dell
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle
1 2 (7.14%) Red Hat