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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 104 97 79
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.85% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.20% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 8
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£275 £338 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +51.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £183 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £450 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £37.65 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +0.67%
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
1944 1669 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.65% 71.17% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 589
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £492 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 96 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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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
Staffordshire - 6 £275 - 1
Coventry 0 3 £275 -21.42% 2
Birmingham -7 3 £265 -15.20% 4
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Retail
3 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) QA
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (19.05%) ISEB
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Information Assurance
7 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 3 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Selenium
7 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Banking
8 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (9.52%) Games
8 2 (9.52%) Scrum
8 2 (9.52%) JSON
8 2 (9.52%) JIRA
8 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
8 2 (9.52%) Load Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Android
8 2 (9.52%) Middleware
8 2 (9.52%) Validation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Line 500
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) IntelliJ
2 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Games
4 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.76%) Back Office
5 1 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 8 (38.10%) Tester
3 8 (38.10%) Software Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
5 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Testing Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XML
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
1 2 (9.52%) JSON
1 2 (9.52%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) EPoS
2 1 (4.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Information Assurance
6 3 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Load Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 2 (9.52%) ERP
7 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.76%) System Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Scala
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) ISEB
3 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Symbian
2 2 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Sage
3 1 (4.76%) ATG
3 1 (4.76%) hybris
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
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