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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 59 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.92% 0.28% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.29% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Median daily rate £350 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £360 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £440 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +106.34%
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
730 697 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.43% 96.54% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 435 408
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016, 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 14 (77.78%) QA
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 8 (44.44%) HTML
3 8 (44.44%) MS Office
3 8 (44.44%) CSS
3 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 8 (44.44%) BDD
3 8 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (44.44%) Functional Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 8 (44.44%) Selenium
3 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 8 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (44.44%) QA Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (16.67%) VMS
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) VBA
7 2 (11.11%) C#
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
1 8 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
1 8 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) CSS
1 8 (44.44%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
2 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) VMS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) BDD
2 8 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (44.44%) Functional Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (44.44%) QA Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.56%) SDLC
6 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) VBA
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CREST Certified
2 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (5.56%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (5.56%) Cyber Scheme
2 1 (5.56%) OSCP
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) HP