Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 49 53
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -32
Contract jobs citing QA 23 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 3.25% 3.93% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.94% 26.81% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 17
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +19.23% -13.33%
10th Percentile £309 £350 £250
90th Percentile £472 £511 £638
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - £14.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 - £14.75

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 72 138 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 10.17% 14.67% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 96 60
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £193 £275 £250
90th Percentile £538 £588 £606
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £12.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +5.91% -2.77%
10th Percentile £9.72 £9.46 £11.46
90th Percentile £14.91 £20.25 £20.40
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £13.00 £14.14
% change year-on-year -1.92% -8.05% +10.88%

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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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -9 23 £425 +9.68% 24
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Programme Management
4 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) ETL
4 5 (21.74%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Validation
4 5 (21.74%) Migration
4 5 (21.74%) Data Migration
4 5 (21.74%) Data Validation
4 5 (21.74%) Data Quality
4 5 (21.74%) Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (21.74%) Data Privacy
4 5 (21.74%) Matrix Organization
4 5 (21.74%) Data Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
5 4 (17.39%) JSON
5 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) Maven
6 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) JMeter
6 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) C#
6 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.04%) Web Services
6 3 (13.04%) BDD

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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 3 (13.04%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) npm
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Apigee
2 1 (4.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.04%) JMeter
3 3 (13.04%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.70%) QF-Test
4 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.70%) Subversion
4 2 (8.70%) webpack
5 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.35%) Gradle
5 1 (4.35%) RSpec
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Data Manager
1 5 (21.74%) Data Migration Manager
1 5 (21.74%) Migration Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Developer in Test
3 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Process Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Release Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) RESTful
2 3 (13.04%) Swagger
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.70%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) DOM
4 1 (4.35%) Express
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) Kafka
4 1 (4.35%) lodash
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1 (4.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 6 (26.09%) Programme Management
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
3 5 (21.74%) Data Migration
3 5 (21.74%) Data Privacy
3 5 (21.74%) Data Strategy
3 5 (21.74%) Data Validation
3 5 (21.74%) ETL
3 5 (21.74%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (21.74%) Matrix Organization
3 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (21.74%) Validation
4 3 (13.04%) BDD
4 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) TDD
4 3 (13.04%) User Stories
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Groovy
3 2 (8.70%) Jython
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
3 1 (4.35%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle