The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 54 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.43% 0.17% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.25% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£290 - £163
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -44.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
475 408 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.54% 67.33% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 233 250
Average daily rate £351 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £16.48 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £178.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
West Midlands

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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) SAP HR
3 2 (28.57%) SAP BI
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Quality Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) SAP HR Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
2 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP