The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Midlands 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
145 137 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 70.39% 66.83% 53.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 67 69
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
England

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 10 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) ERP
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Data Conversion
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle EBS R12
General
1 3 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ERP
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle