The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 52 57 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.11% 0.32% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.35% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
Average daily rate
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£321 - £277
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 - £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.26% +192.50%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
649 567 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.39% 91.60% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 326 328
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £11.06 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
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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
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 1 August 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) GIS
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Automotive
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (9.09%) CAN bus
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
3 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (9.09%) SAP SD
3 1 (9.09%) SAP MM

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP SD
1 1 (9.09%) SAP MM
1 1 (9.09%) SAP WM
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
1 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (9.09%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP
1 1 (9.09%) HP