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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 63 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.48% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.68% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£321 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+193.47% -66.42%
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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
490 442 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.64% 70.27% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 307 247
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 10
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.30 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £52.60 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
1 1 (25.00%) Market Risk
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Market Risk
1 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBA