The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 28 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.45% 3.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 4.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
Software Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
160 102 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.29% 76.69% 66.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 73 50
Median daily rate £350 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 2 £350 -
Rugeley - 1 - -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) e-Learning
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (38.46%) Web Development
3 5 (38.46%) jQuery
3 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) MVC
3 5 (38.46%) XML
3 5 (38.46%) OOP
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 5 (38.46%) Canon
3 5 (38.46%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) RSpec
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Software Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Software Tester
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Web Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Software Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) jQuery
2 5 (38.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) OOP
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Canon
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft