Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 54 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 -33 +14
Contract jobs citing QA 36 32 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 3.73% 3.28% 6.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.53% 30.77% 43.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 44
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £388 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -13.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £350 £250 £313
90th Percentile £516 £638 £479
East Midlands median daily rate £381 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -1.61% -3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - £14.75 -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £18.50 £18.50

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 141 104 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 14.63% 10.64% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 57 72
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £405 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.72% +5.30%
10th Percentile £273 £250 £213
90th Percentile £588 £609 £500
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.39 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.52% +21.88% -23.48%
10th Percentile £9.46 £11.57 £11.06
90th Percentile £20.25 £23.25 £14.09
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -21.88% +28.00% -18.03%

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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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +7 36 £388 +19.23% 15
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (69.44%) Test Automation
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (50.00%) Java
4 16 (44.44%) Scrum
4 16 (44.44%) Cucumber
5 14 (38.89%) Selenium
6 13 (36.11%) Computer Science
7 11 (30.56%) TDD
7 11 (30.56%) Web Services
7 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
7 11 (30.56%) Git (software)
7 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
8 10 (27.78%) QA Automation
9 9 (25.00%) Mathematics
9 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (22.22%) Docker
11 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
11 7 (19.44%) Finance
12 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
13 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
13 5 (13.89%) Open Source
13 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
13 5 (13.89%) OO
13 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (13.89%) Degree
14 4 (11.11%) JIRA
14 4 (11.11%) Project Management
14 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (11.11%) Analytics

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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 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 14 (38.89%) Selenium
3 11 (30.56%) Git (software)
3 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
3 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (8.33%) Protractor
5 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.78%) Ant
6 1 (2.78%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.78%) Maven
6 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) QA Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) QA Automation Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) QA Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.11%) QA Leader
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.33%) QA Team Leader
5 3 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) RESTful
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) JDBC
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Computer Science
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Test Automation
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (44.44%) Scrum
4 11 (30.56%) TDD
5 10 (27.78%) QA Automation
6 9 (25.00%) Mathematics
7 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
9 5 (13.89%) OO
9 5 (13.89%) Open Source
9 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (11.11%) Analytics
10 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.11%) Project Management
11 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 3 (8.33%) SDLC
11 3 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe
2 1 (2.78%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Omniture
2 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com