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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 28 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.54% 6.40% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 8.13% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
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
143 160 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 77.30% 78.82% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 59 47
Median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Kronos
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Pega
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) LAN

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Agile Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Kronos
3 1 (25.00%) Pega