The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Job Titles advertised 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
Tester
Rank 20 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 0.81% 5.17% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 5.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £313 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 92.74% 91.38% 84.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 15 11
Average daily rate £325 £300 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £33.25 £14.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.31% +70.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
West Midlands

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 6 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET