Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies in Nottinghamshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 73 63
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.58% 1.12% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.17% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 10
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £308 £375 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +18.11% +5.83%
10th Percentile £296 £335 £222
90th Percentile £389 £391 £400
East Midlands median daily rate £320 £344 £300
% change year-on-year -6.91% +14.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 900 855 888
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 96.07% 96.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 478 499
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £570 £535 £519
East Midlands median daily rate £389 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 55
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £10.18
90th Percentile £37.70 £25.00 £29.90
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £13.60
% change year-on-year +10.72% -0.35% +0.70%

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 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 23 January 2018. 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 +10 15 £308 -18.00% 8
Tester
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 Nottinghamshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
5 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Gradle
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Gatling
7 1 (6.67%) Protractor
7 1 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (6.67%) BrowserStack
7 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) Gatling
3 2 (13.33%) Gradle
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) Protractor
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) CGI
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) SOA
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft