The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role 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 Tester in their job title 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
Tester
Rank 91 103 88
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.65% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.72% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 11
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£295 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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
2251 2225 1818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.64% 90.85% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1140 884
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 183 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +1 6 £300 -6.61% 10
Coventry +4 5 £300 -
Staffordshire -1 5 £295 +7.27% 2
Warwickshire +3 2 £258 - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £238 - 3
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £250 - 3
Tester
England

Tester
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 that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (28.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (26.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) C#
4 11 (22.00%) SDLC
5 10 (20.00%) Selenium
6 9 (18.00%) ISEB
7 8 (16.00%) Finance
7 8 (16.00%) SQL
7 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (14.00%) QA
8 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
8 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
9 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
9 6 (12.00%) JIRA
10 5 (10.00%) Retail
10 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (10.00%) .NET
10 5 (10.00%) Oracle
10 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.00%) Games
10 5 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Scrum
11 4 (8.00%) Symbian
11 4 (8.00%) XML
11 4 (8.00%) Windows
11 4 (8.00%) MS Excel

Tester
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 that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.00%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (12.00%) JIRA
4 4 (8.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.00%) NUnit
5 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.00%) TestComplete
5 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.00%) VectorCAST
6 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Games
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Back Office
5 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) XML Messaging
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
1 4 (8.00%) Android
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
2 2 (4.00%) Solaris
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) AIX
3 1 (2.00%) CentOS
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (28.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (22.00%) SDLC
5 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Scrum
7 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.00%) BDD
7 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (6.00%) OWASP
8 3 (6.00%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Migration
9 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) C#
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) ISEB
2 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) CEH
5 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) Symbian
3 3 (6.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) MKS
5 1 (2.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) Endeca
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards
Leamington Spa
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago