The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.26% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£220 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +13.51%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
121 105 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 68.36% 70.47% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 74
Average daily rate £400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) New Media
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ENOVIA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (20.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) PLM
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP