Period
to 18 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Nottinghamshire during the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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
East Midlands > Nottinghamshire
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 69 52
Rank change year-on-year +10 -17 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.31% 1.20% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.25% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £450 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -4.11% +17.74%
10th Percentile £303 £296 £346
90th Percentile £475 £386 £378
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.11% +17.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - £17.50
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire. 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
Nottinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Nottinghamshire with a recognized job title 587 958 777
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 95.90% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 602 442
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £213 £246 £244
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 30
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.63 £12.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.98% -29.17% +17.07%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.10 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.28 £39.09 £25.08
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £15.26 £14.20
% change year-on-year -11.53% +7.46% +0.71%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Nottinghamshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Nottinghamshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Nottinghamshire over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Nottinghamshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Nottinghamshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Nottinghamshire region over the 6 months to 18 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +18 8 £450 +28.57% 12
Tester
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Nottinghamshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) Docker
3 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) SDET
3 4 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) .NET

Tester Skill Set
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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (50.00%) OO
2 4 (50.00%) SDET
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft