The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 52 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.42% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.57% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £355 £273 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.27% -17.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
506 525 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.06% 79.55% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 340 279
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.18% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 18
Median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (60.00%) CSS
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) JSON
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) OO
3 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 4 (40.00%) Kanban
3 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Open Source
3 4 (40.00%) HTML5
3 4 (40.00%) CSS3
3 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (30.00%) Protractor
4 3 (30.00%) gulp
4 3 (30.00%) JHipster
4 3 (30.00%) Angular 2
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Docker
4 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (30.00%) GitHub
4 3 (30.00%) Node.js
4 3 (30.00%) REST

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) gulp
1 3 (30.00%) JHipster
1 3 (30.00%) Protractor
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (30.00%) Angular Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QC Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) CSS
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (40.00%) CSS3
2 4 (40.00%) HTML5
2 4 (40.00%) JSON
2 4 (40.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) Angular 2
3 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) Node.js
3 3 (30.00%) REST
3 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (40.00%) Front End Development
3 4 (40.00%) Kanban
3 4 (40.00%) OO
3 4 (40.00%) Open Source
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Logistics
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) VMware