The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 43 44
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.68% 1.02% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.21% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Median daily rate £270 £298 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.24% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +34.00% -  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 303 414 331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 84.87% 84.32% 80.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 212 191
Median daily rate £375 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £665 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Median hourly rate £25.50 £15.13 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.59% +16.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Nottingham

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Nottingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Nottingham

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Nottingham over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Nottingham region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Billing
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) RESTful
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Ant
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Data Migration Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Migration Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Data Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) JDBC
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com