The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 126 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.20% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £306 £300 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £234 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £166
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £290 £230
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +26.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +38.14%
Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2600 2413 2195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.58% 94.44% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1588 1328 1226
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 117 183
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
Coventry - 2 £288 -
Staffordshire -6 1 - - 2
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Software 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 West Midlands region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
4 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (30.77%) CRM
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) QA
6 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
6 3 (23.08%) Back Office
7 2 (15.38%) JMeter
7 2 (15.38%) Games
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) SOAP
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (15.38%) Online Gambling
7 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
8 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Android
8 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (7.69%) Web Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) JMeter
2 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Back Office
2 2 (15.38%) Games
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
4 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) CRM
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
7 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £26000 per hour + hol and development
Posted: 3 days ago