The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 57 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.25% 0.65% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.72% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£368 £319 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
Tester
West Midlands

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
751 554 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.60% 90.08% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 322 251
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) QA
3 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) EPoS
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Billing
4 1 (9.09%) LoadUI
4 1 (9.09%) JConsole
4 1 (9.09%) VisualVM
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 1 (9.09%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) LoadUI
2 1 (9.09%) JConsole
2 1 (9.09%) VisualVM
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago