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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 26 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.49% 4.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 5.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.04%
Software Testing
England

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
159 121 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.71% 82.31% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 51 49
Average daily rate £475 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Kronos
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) New Media
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Pega
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Amdocs
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) LAN

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) System Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Kronos
3 1 (20.00%) Amdocs
3 1 (20.00%) Pega