The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Nottingham region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 34 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.37% 1.53% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.60% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £301 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
270 375 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 92.47% 95.42% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 169 93
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
Nottinghamshire

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Tester
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (80.00%) System Testing
3 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Selenium
5 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
7 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (80.00%) System Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center