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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 0.64% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.81% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £370 £273 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.77% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.14%

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
478 491 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.01% 78.18% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 309 272
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 13
Median hourly rate £18.39 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.16% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017, 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 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Kanban
2 4 (44.44%) JSON
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 4 (44.44%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) CSS3
2 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
2 4 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) OO
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Front End Development
3 3 (33.33%) Protractor
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) gulp
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 3 (33.33%) JHipster
3 3 (33.33%) Angular 2
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (33.33%) GitHub
3 3 (33.33%) Docker
3 3 (33.33%) Node.js
3 3 (33.33%) REST

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 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) gulp
1 3 (33.33%) JHipster
1 3 (33.33%) Protractor
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (33.33%) Angular Developer
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
2 4 (44.44%) CSS3
2 4 (44.44%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) JSON
2 4 (44.44%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) Angular 2
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) Node.js
3 3 (33.33%) REST
3 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Front End Development
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Kanban
2 4 (44.44%) OO
2 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Financial Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy
1 1 (11.11%) VMware