The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
Rank 39 42 41
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.14% 2.03% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.43% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Median daily rate £363 £700 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.21% +104.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  

Software 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 305 411 306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 86.65% 83.37% 79.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 203 154
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.31% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.97 £20.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Nottingham

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Nottingham

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing in Nottingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Nottingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML

Software Testing
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (50.00%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Junior
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Integration Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Capita
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com