The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Staffordshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 17 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.45% 4.21% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 4.47% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £265 £263 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
154 179 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.48% 94.21% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 107 78
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 19
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +33.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £12.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £20.50 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Staffordshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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 -4 3 £200 -32.20%
Tester
West Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Tester in the 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 Skill Set
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:

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