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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 42 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 1.93% 0.74% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.00% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate £251 £238 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +4.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £238 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £238 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +55.55%
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
423 300 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 81.82% 74.07% 73.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 135 111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 4 £450 +89.47% 3
Worksop - 2 £138 -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) SDLC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) SAP
4 4 (26.67%) Retail
4 4 (26.67%) Kronos
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 3 (20.00%) FMCG
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
6 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (13.33%) ERP
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) iSeries
6 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.67%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Project Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer in Test
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) P2P Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum Master
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (6.67%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) FMCG
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (13.33%) iSeries
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) SDLC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) ERP
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) BDD
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Kronos
2 4 (26.67%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle