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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 40 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.88% 1.92% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.41% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Average daily rate £700 £330 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% +88.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.04%
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
406 332 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 84.76% 79.62% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 190 105
Average daily rate £415 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £50.00 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 26 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
1 8 (72.73%) SDLC
2 7 (63.64%) HP
3 6 (54.55%) HP UFT
3 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
3 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (45.45%) Test Management
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
7 1 (9.09%) JIRA
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) BDD
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) SAP
7 1 (9.09%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) Retail
7 1 (9.09%) Kronos
7 1 (9.09%) Finance
7 1 (9.09%) Legal
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) HP UFT
1 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Consultant
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation Consultant
2 6 (54.55%) Test Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum Master
4 1 (9.09%) Software Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) SDLC
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 5 (45.45%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Kronos
2 1 (9.09%) SAP