The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 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 Solihull 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 0.81% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £313 - -
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 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 79.03% 70.69% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 8 8
Average daily rate £342 £320 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £31.50 £14.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.24% +9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £14.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Software Testing
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Implementation Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP