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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 119 102 112
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.90% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.13% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 0
Median daily rate £325 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
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
2267 2036 1767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.89% 79.44% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1135 1016
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 74 94
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 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
Staffordshire -6 4 £350 +16.66% 3
Shropshire -6 1 £275 -
Warwickshire -6 1 £300 -10.44% 4
Birmingham -11 1 £400 +52.38% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
4 9 (27.27%) SDLC
5 8 (24.24%) .NET
5 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
5 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
5 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
8 5 (15.15%) CRM
8 5 (15.15%) OOP
8 5 (15.15%) XML
8 5 (15.15%) C#
8 5 (15.15%) HTML
8 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
8 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (15.15%) MVC
8 5 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (15.15%) Canon
8 5 (15.15%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 5 (15.15%) jQuery
8 5 (15.15%) e-Learning
8 5 (15.15%) Web Development

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (9.09%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.03%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) 3G
1 1 (3.03%) 4G
1 1 (3.03%) GPRS
1 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) JUnit
3 3 (9.09%) RSpec
3 3 (9.09%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.03%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.03%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 12 (36.36%) Tester
4 9 (27.27%) Software Tester
5 5 (15.15%) Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Software Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Quality Manager
7 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Web Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Manual Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 5 (15.15%) jQuery
2 5 (15.15%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) e-Learning
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Android
1 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) AIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
4 9 (27.27%) SDLC
5 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 5 (15.15%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 5 (15.15%) CRM
7 5 (15.15%) MVC
7 5 (15.15%) OOP
7 5 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
7 5 (15.15%) Web Development
8 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
8 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.12%) TDD
9 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) C#
1 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) R
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.03%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) MCTS
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.03%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Canon
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Veritas