The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 18 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.05% 3.67% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 3.90% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate £325 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
136 205 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 91.89% 94.04% 96.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 126 69
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £20.50 £21.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 5 £263 -7.89%
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Appium
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) EDI
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) EPoS
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) Android
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (11.11%) AccuRev
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Appium
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) AccuRev
4 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) EDI
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Android SDK
2 1 (11.11%) iOS SDK
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) EPoS
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA