The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 22 June 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
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.45% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 351 424 417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 84.99% 86.71% 84.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 224 253
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Median hourly rate £17.85 £14.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -70.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.88 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £17.50 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Nottinghamshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Nottinghamshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Nottinghamshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham - 6 £350 - 1
Manual Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) QA
3 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Test Management
5 4 (30.77%) Selenium
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (23.08%) OOP
6 3 (23.08%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 3 (23.08%) User Stories
6 3 (23.08%) RESTful
6 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
7 2 (15.38%) QA Automation
7 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
7 2 (15.38%) Maven

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 2 (15.38%) Ant
3 2 (15.38%) Maven
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Data Migration Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Migration Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) QA Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) QA Leader
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Data Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) JDBC
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) OO
5 3 (23.08%) OOP
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) QA Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com