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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 63 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £271 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.46% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
573 511 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.51% 76.73% 71.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 320 303
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.01 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) System Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Testing Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) System Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft