Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 80 57
Rank change year-on-year +17 -23 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.84% 0.11% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 0.12% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
Nottingham median daily rate £325 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -17.86% +40.00%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £225
90th Percentile £393 £294 £400
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £325 £288 £350
% change year-on-year +13.04% -17.86% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottingham median hourly rate - - -
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Nottingham
Contract vacancies in Nottingham with a recognized job title 826 844 789
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.37% 96.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 446 494
Nottingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £213
90th Percentile £563 £550 £500
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 36
Nottingham median hourly rate £13.11 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.27% -4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £28.50 £21.45 £20.00
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.23 £12.39 £13.50
% change year-on-year +6.76% -8.24% +3.85%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Nottingham.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Nottingham

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Nottingham

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Nottingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Nottingham region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) QA
4 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 6 (37.50%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (25.00%) Test Management
6 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Gradle
8 2 (12.50%) Gatling
8 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) SOAP
8 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (12.50%) Time Management
8 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (12.50%) Docker
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Tester Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (12.50%) Gatling
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Gradle
3 2 (12.50%) Protractor
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) CGI
3 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
3 1 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
7 1 (6.25%) Open Source
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) SOA
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com