The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Job Titles advertised 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
Tester
Rank 39 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 1.61% 0.55% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 0.58% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £265 £363 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.89% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £363 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £363 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
351 342 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 94.10% 94.74% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 155 128
Average daily rate £345 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 18
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £9.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £30.90 £26.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
East Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +3 6 £265 -26.89%
Mansfield - - - -
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) System Testing
2 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (10.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Kronos
6 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Selenium
6 1 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) System Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Kronos