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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 30 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.70% - 6.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% - 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate
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£275 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 - £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £291 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.94%
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
171 92 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.03% 67.65% 63.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 57 32
Average daily rate £369 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.26 £21.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -23.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.15 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.30 £30.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £285 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £200 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) Games
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Symbian
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Sage
4 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Back Office
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Line 500
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Line 500
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
1 2 (33.33%) Games
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Software Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Symbian
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Sage