Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 38 31
Rank change year-on-year -21 -7 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 23 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 2.38% 4.64% 4.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.75% 33.61% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 20
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £381 £365 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.45% -2.99% -9.56%
10th Percentile £238 £253 £312
90th Percentile £468 £616 £526
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £381
% change year-on-year +2.74% -4.26% +3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 -
% change year-on-year -13.51% - -

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 146 119 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 15.11% 13.81% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 62 67
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £378 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% -2.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £257 £267 £263
90th Percentile £588 £517 £625
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.75 £18.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.08% +37.04% -1.82%
10th Percentile £9.19 £11.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.25 £25.00 £18.45
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £18.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -31.08% +42.31% -11.86%

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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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -19 23 £381 +4.45% 21
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 17 (73.91%) Java
2 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
4 14 (60.87%) Selenium
5 13 (56.52%) WebDriver
6 12 (52.17%) Scrum
7 11 (47.83%) Finance
7 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (43.48%) Open Source
9 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
9 9 (39.13%) TDD
10 8 (34.78%) BDD
11 7 (30.43%) Retail
11 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
11 7 (30.43%) C#
11 7 (30.43%) OOP
12 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
13 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
14 4 (17.39%) QA Automation
15 3 (13.04%) Ruby
15 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
15 3 (13.04%) Degree
15 3 (13.04%) JSON
15 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
15 3 (13.04%) OO
15 3 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
15 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
15 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery

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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 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Boomi
2 1 (4.35%) iPaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 13 (56.52%) WebDriver
3 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
4 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
5 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
6 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (8.70%) Protractor
7 1 (4.35%) Gatling
7 1 (4.35%) Gradle
7 1 (4.35%) JIRA
7 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Retail
2 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Automation Test Lead
1 4 (17.39%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Test Automation Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
2 3 (13.04%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) XSD
2 2 (8.70%) XSL
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
3 12 (52.17%) Scrum
4 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (43.48%) Open Source
6 9 (39.13%) TDD
7 8 (34.78%) BDD
8 7 (30.43%) OOP
9 4 (17.39%) QA Automation
10 3 (13.04%) Analytics
10 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (13.04%) OO
10 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Change Management
11 2 (8.70%) EAI
11 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
11 2 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (8.70%) SOA
11 2 (8.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) XPath
4 2 (8.70%) XQuery
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Dell
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) HP