The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 1.57% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
121 57 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 95.28% 80.28% 87.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 22 38
Average daily rate £375 £365 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Rally
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Games
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Rally
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat