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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 61 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.63% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.48% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £280 £265 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -15.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
639 621 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.89% 76.29% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 420 286
Median daily rate £375 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 10
Median hourly rate £21.75 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.34% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
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 28 May 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
3 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 3 (37.50%) Pega
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Law
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) VBScript

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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
1 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Use Case
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Pega
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Rate: From £375 to £420 per day Daily Rate: £375 - £420 p/d (DOE)
Posted: 12 days ago