The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 52 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.98% 1.13% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.21% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £290 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
589 578 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.08% 93.38% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 362 342
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 26
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.81 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.69 £24.85 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Birmingham region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Birmingham region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) Hudson
4 2 (18.18%) Node.js
4 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
4 2 (18.18%) PhantomJS
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) XSD

Tester Skill Set
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 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) Hudson
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) PhantomJS
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
1 2 (18.18%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) VMS
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) OWASP
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) CREST Certified
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle