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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 21 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.36% 2.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 3.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
115 176 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.23% 78.22% 67.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 117 57
Median daily rate £340 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Median hourly rate £10.96 £16.00 £16.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.53% -1.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £25.00 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 May 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
Stoke-on-Trent -1 2 - -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Billing Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing