The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 41 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 0.49% 1.27% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.31% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£333 £280 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +30.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £27.50
Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottinghamshire 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
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
393 306 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 95.62% 96.84% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 144 152
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 32
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.35 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 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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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 -5 1 £365 +30.35%
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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%) MySQL
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%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Symfony
1 1 (14.29%) Zend Framework
1 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) System 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%) Migration
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%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Zend