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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank - 51 42
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.50% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.73% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +55.74%
Software Testing
West Midlands

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
405 412 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.39% 68.78% 64.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 254 145
Average daily rate £375 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 22 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) Market Risk
1 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Banking Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Market Risk
1 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBA