The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 47 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 0.71% 1.92% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 2.65% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£274 £228 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.32% -22.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £303
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.44 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+55.98% -27.03%
Software Testing
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
319 226 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 75.24% 72.20% 62.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 102 107
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £625 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -63.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.30 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Nottinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham -11 3 £274 +20.32% 2
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) VB6
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VB
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) MTS
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) COM
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) R
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 3 (37.50%) MTS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Test Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
1 3 (37.50%) OO
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
1 3 (37.50%) VB
1 3 (37.50%) VB6
2 1 (12.50%) R
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) SAP