The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 118 107 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 26 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.71% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.91% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 6
Median daily rate £323 £303 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £450 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2606 1974 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.23% 78.09% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1153 1000
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 100 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.74% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Software Testing
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 Testing across the West Midlands region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Testing
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 Testing across the West Midlands region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Testing
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 Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Staffordshire +9 11 £313 +4.16%
Warwickshire 0 3 £300 +3.44% 1
Birmingham -5 3 £375 -12.28% 5
Sutton Coldfield 0 2 £295 -10.60%
Wolverhampton +1 1 £320 +113.33%
Shropshire -24 1 £275 - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Test Scripting
3 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
3 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
4 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
4 10 (21.28%) ISEB
4 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
5 9 (19.15%) CRM
5 9 (19.15%) SDLC
6 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.02%) System Testing
6 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
7 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.89%) .NET
7 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
7 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (12.77%) SQL
8 6 (12.77%) XML
8 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
8 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
8 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.64%) jQuery
9 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (10.64%) Web Development
9 5 (10.64%) Selenium
9 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.64%) Banking

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.38%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (4.26%) Infor LN
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.13%) DELMIA
4 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (2.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
2 5 (10.64%) Selenium
3 4 (8.51%) HP UFT
4 3 (6.38%) JIRA
4 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.26%) JUnit
5 2 (4.26%) RSpec
6 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.13%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (10.64%) Banking
1 5 (10.64%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.26%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Analyst
2 17 (36.17%) Test Analyst
3 16 (34.04%) Tester
4 11 (23.40%) Software Tester
5 5 (10.64%) CRM Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Web Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Applications Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Web Applications Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Web Automation Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Quality Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) XML
3 5 (10.64%) HTML
3 5 (10.64%) jQuery
4 3 (6.38%) EDI
4 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Fedora
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
1 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.13%) AIX
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Test Scripting
3 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
4 9 (19.15%) CRM
4 9 (19.15%) SDLC
5 8 (17.02%) System Testing
6 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
7 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.64%) MVC
8 5 (10.64%) OOP
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.64%) Web Development
9 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Web Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Time Management
10 3 (6.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C#
2 5 (10.64%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.26%) Scala
4 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
2 10 (21.28%) ISEB
2 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) MCITP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) MCTS
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Canon
2 5 (10.64%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Pega
4 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.26%) Infor
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Veritas