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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 87 99 99
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 29 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.82% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.10% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +160.86%
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 - 5 £295 - 2
Warwickshire - 4 £288 - 1
Birmingham +3 3 £428 +47.41% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £330 -
Wolverhampton 0 1 £150 -7.69% 2
Coventry -7 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
1 17 (39.53%) SDLC
2 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) SQL
4 13 (30.23%) Retail
5 9 (20.93%) Finance
5 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
5 9 (20.93%) System Testing
6 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
7 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
7 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
7 7 (16.28%) ISEB
8 6 (13.95%) ETL
8 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
8 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance
9 5 (11.63%) QA
9 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
9 5 (11.63%) EPoS
10 4 (9.30%) Symbian
10 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Games
10 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
10 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
10 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.98%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (2.33%) Line 500
2 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) ADSL
1 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.33%) DSLAM
1 1 (2.33%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.65%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (4.65%) OLAP
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (30.23%) Retail
2 9 (20.93%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Games
4 2 (4.65%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Analyst
2 25 (58.14%) Test Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Tester
4 12 (27.91%) Software Tester
5 6 (13.95%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Technical Test Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) SAP PI
2 2 (4.65%) XML
2 2 (4.65%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) XML Messaging
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) EPoS
1 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
1 17 (39.53%) SDLC
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (20.93%) System Testing
4 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
5 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
5 6 (13.95%) ETL
5 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance
7 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.98%) ITIL
8 3 (6.98%) CRM
8 3 (6.98%) Scrum
8 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.98%) Time Management
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
2 7 (16.28%) ISEB
3 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Symbian
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) Sage
4 1 (2.33%) ATG
4 1 (2.33%) hybris
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