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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 119 112 97
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.51% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.68% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Median daily rate £280 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
2331 2061 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.99% 75.66% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1240 944
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 104 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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
Birmingham +6 5 £280 +5.66% 6
Coventry -6 5 £280 +1.81%
Worcestershire - 4 - -
Staffordshire +10 2 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
3 10 (27.78%) ISEB
3 10 (27.78%) Finance
4 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.22%) Java
5 8 (22.22%) Windows
5 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (19.44%) Security Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Information Assurance
6 7 (19.44%) JIRA
7 6 (16.67%) Retail
7 6 (16.67%) SQL
8 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
8 5 (13.89%) QA
8 5 (13.89%) Issue Tracking
8 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
9 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 4 (11.11%) SDLC
9 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Selenium
9 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (11.11%) VBScript
9 4 (11.11%) VB
9 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Management Information System

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 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) 3G
2 1 (2.78%) 4G
2 1 (2.78%) GPRS
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) Selenium
2 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.33%) Subversion
3 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.78%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Automotive
3 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Law
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Analyst
1 22 (61.11%) Test Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 2 (5.56%) Applications Tester
4 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 2 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Junior
4 2 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Web Applications Tester
4 2 (5.56%) Web Automation Tester
4 2 (5.56%) Web Tester
5 1 (2.78%) Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
1 2 (5.56%) RESTful
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) iOS SDK
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) EPoS
2 2 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Fedora
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) AIX
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (19.44%) Information Assurance
3 7 (19.44%) Security Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Issue Tracking
4 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 4 (11.11%) SDLC
6 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Scrum
6 3 (8.33%) System Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Test Management
6 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.11%) VB
3 4 (11.11%) VBScript
4 3 (8.33%) C
4 3 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.56%) C++
5 2 (5.56%) Scala
5 2 (5.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
2 10 (27.78%) ISEB
3 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) MCSE
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.56%) Cognos
2 2 (5.56%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) Pega
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Netezza
3 1 (2.78%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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