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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 26 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.54% 2.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 3.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £313 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
131 114 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 71.20% 78.62% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 81 41
Median daily rate £338 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% +63.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -2 1 £313 +4.16% 2
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) Visual Studio
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (55.56%) Web Development
3 5 (55.56%) jQuery
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 5 (55.56%) e-Learning
3 5 (55.56%) XML
3 5 (55.56%) OOP
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (55.56%) Canon
3 5 (55.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) JUnit
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) RSpec
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber

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 (55.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) JUnit
3 2 (22.22%) RSpec
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) OOP
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Web Development
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Canon
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc