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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 39 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.50% 0.74% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.03% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £301
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £162.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £162.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-84.76% +790.41%
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
282 290 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 69.98% 71.08% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 122 100
Average daily rate £375 £318 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £411 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Average hourly rate £23.50 £13.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.07% -66.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.90 £8.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £59.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) HP