The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Solihull region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 24 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 1.39% - 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% - 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £338 - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
137 72 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 95.14% 94.74% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 38 50
Median daily rate £350 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £413 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Median hourly rate £13.87 £30.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.76% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Solihull region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Solihull region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Games
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware