The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 45 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.55% 2.56% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 2.69% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £228 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.35% +5.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £79.25 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-58.99% +128.05%
Tester
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
353 260 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 96.98% 95.24% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 107 127
Average daily rate £368 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £9.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £18.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) OO

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) OOD
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) HP