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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 39 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.66% 0.64% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.87% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 - £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
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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
346 230 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 81.99% 73.25% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 93 93
Average daily rate £390 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.62 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.17% -50.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.80 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 5 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Ranorex
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Electronics
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Information Systems Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle