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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 38 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.45% 1.00% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.33% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +53.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.23% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
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
348 226 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 84.06% 75.33% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 85 103
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 15
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.62 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.92% -61.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
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 3 July 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Ranorex
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Electronics

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (8.33%) TestPartner
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Manager
3 1 (8.33%) QA Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VB Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Manager
3 1 (8.33%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Systems Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) SDLC
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft