The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 104 95 113
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.02% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.08% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 6
Median daily rate £327 £320 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.03% +43.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £268 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £435 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2617 2410 2272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.54% 94.21% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 1329 1261
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £204 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £516 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 115 189
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £31.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the West Midlands region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the West Midlands region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Tester
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 Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 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
Coventry -16 8 £325 +4.00% 1
Birmingham -9 7 £309 -22.75% 9
Warwickshire 0 5 £300 -25.00% 6
Staffordshire -4 4 £363 +20.83% 8
Shropshire - 4 £350 - 5
Solihull -5 1 £375 +19.04% 3
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 34 (44.16%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) Test Scripting
3 22 (28.57%) QA
4 20 (25.97%) Automated Testing
5 18 (23.38%) Selenium
6 17 (22.08%) Java
7 15 (19.48%) Cucumber
8 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 14 (18.18%) Scrum
9 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
10 12 (15.58%) Software Testing
10 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (14.29%) SQL
12 10 (12.99%) Regression Testing
12 10 (12.99%) JIRA
12 10 (12.99%) BDD
12 10 (12.99%) SDLC
13 9 (11.69%) Defect Tracking
13 9 (11.69%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
13 9 (11.69%) CRM
14 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
14 8 (10.39%) ISEB
14 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (10.39%) Integration Testing
14 8 (10.39%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (10.39%) Waterfall
14 8 (10.39%) WebDriver
15 7 (9.09%) User Stories
15 7 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing

Tester Skill Set
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 3 (3.90%) Confluence
1 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.79%) MS Office
2 6 (7.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.30%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) MS Access
3 1 (1.30%) QlikView
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (23.38%) Selenium
2 15 (19.48%) Cucumber
3 10 (12.99%) JIRA
4 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
5 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
5 8 (10.39%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.79%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (6.49%) LoadRunner
8 4 (5.19%) JMeter
8 4 (5.19%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.90%) JUnit
10 2 (2.60%) Capybara
10 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.60%) Hudson
10 2 (2.60%) PhantomJS
10 2 (2.60%) Spock
10 2 (2.60%) TestNG
11 1 (1.30%) Appium
General
1 6 (7.79%) Retail
2 3 (3.90%) Back Office
2 3 (3.90%) Games
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Finance
4 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) .NET
1 4 (5.19%) CSS
1 4 (5.19%) Gherkin
1 4 (5.19%) HTML
1 4 (5.19%) JSON
1 4 (5.19%) XML
2 3 (3.90%) SOAP
3 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.60%) Node.js
3 2 (2.60%) Play Framework
3 2 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.60%) RESTful
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.30%) LAMP
4 1 (1.30%) REST
4 1 (1.30%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.60%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.30%) iPad
3 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Unix
2 2 (2.60%) Android
2 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.60%) Linux
2 2 (2.60%) VMS
3 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.16%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) Test Scripting
3 20 (25.97%) Automated Testing
4 14 (18.18%) Scrum
4 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (15.58%) Software Testing
6 10 (12.99%) BDD
6 10 (12.99%) Regression Testing
6 10 (12.99%) SDLC
7 9 (11.69%) CRM
7 9 (11.69%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (11.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (10.39%) Integration Testing
8 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (10.39%) Waterfall
9 7 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (9.09%) User Stories
10 6 (7.79%) Automation Testing
10 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) Java
2 11 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (6.49%) Scala
4 4 (5.19%) C#
4 4 (5.19%) Groovy
4 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.19%) Ruby
5 3 (3.90%) C
5 3 (3.90%) Python
6 2 (2.60%) C++
6 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.30%) Perl
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.30%) R
7 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) ISEB
2 7 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.90%) CREST Certified
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) HP
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) SAP
4 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.30%) JDA
5 1 (1.30%) RedPrairie
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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