The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 46 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.53% 0.57% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.75% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate £310 £365 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +108.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £286
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
Manual Testing
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
377 265 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 82.49% 75.50% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 120 97
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.15% +6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Nottingham region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Manual Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) Smart Meter
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (66.67%) PL/SQL
4 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (55.56%) Automation Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Billing
5 5 (55.56%) Oracle
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
7 1 (11.11%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (11.11%) Time Management
7 1 (11.11%) Scrum
7 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
7 1 (11.11%) Analytics
7 1 (11.11%) SDLC
7 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (55.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Manual Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Smart Meter
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle