The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 23 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.

Software Testing
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 44 43
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.72% 0.41% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.47% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Median daily rate £356 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 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 348 424 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 85.71% 86.53% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 221 256
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 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Median hourly rate £17.85 £14.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -69.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.88 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £17.50 £50.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Nottinghamshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Nottinghamshire

Software 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 Software Testing within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 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 +8 6 £350 +16.66% 2
Software Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 9 (81.82%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
6 4 (36.36%) Java
7 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
7 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
8 2 (18.18%) Selenium
8 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
8 2 (18.18%) Legal
8 2 (18.18%) Web Services
9 1 (9.09%) XML
9 1 (9.09%) Apache
9 1 (9.09%) CRM
9 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (9.09%) SOA
9 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (9.09%) SQL
9 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 1 (9.09%) SOAP
9 1 (9.09%) Migration
9 1 (9.09%) C#
9 1 (9.09%) Capita
9 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
9 1 (9.09%) JIRA
9 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) QA Tester
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Tester
2 4 (36.36%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (27.27%) QA Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) QA Team Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Junior
5 1 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Microservices
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Capita
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com