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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing 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
Software Testing
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
112 63 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.00% 68.48% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 41 63
Average daily rate £340 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) AccuRev
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Hazard Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) MKS
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) AccuRev
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Software Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Hazard Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) MKS