The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 46 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.88% 0.56% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.74% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £238 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% +4.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £238 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £238 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
Software 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
368 269 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 81.42% 75.56% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 116 102
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 £542 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 £16.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.15% +22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Nottingham region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
1 1 (12.50%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Kronos
2 1 (12.50%) SAP