The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Nottinghamshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 42 41 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 0.80% 1.11% 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.67% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £175 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.72% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
275 239 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 73.73% 66.20% 67.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 117 93
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 13
Average hourly rate £14.25 £27.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £17.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
East Midlands

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Nottingham -2 3 £175 -51.72% 1
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (14.29%) MSTest

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) MSTest
1 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) IBM