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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 113 110 97
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 31 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.86% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.91% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 9
Median daily rate £330 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £209 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £550 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +54.63%
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
2720 2527 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.94% 94.26% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1497 1140
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 164 160
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 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
Warwickshire +6 8 £400 - 2
Staffordshire +11 5 £265 +6.00% 2
Birmingham +1 5 £325 -2.62% 2
Shropshire -27 4 - -
Coventry -9 2 £400 +39.13% 3
Kingswinford - 2 £310 -
Solihull - 2 £338 -
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) Selenium
3 17 (27.42%) SQL
4 15 (24.19%) Automated Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Manual Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Java
6 12 (19.35%) Oracle
6 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
7 11 (17.74%) Mobile App
7 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
7 11 (17.74%) ISEB
8 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
8 10 (16.13%) Appium
9 9 (14.52%) Functional Testing
9 9 (14.52%) QA
9 9 (14.52%) XML
10 8 (12.90%) JIRA
10 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
10 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
11 7 (11.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (11.29%) Maven
11 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
11 7 (11.29%) Automation Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Open Source
11 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (9.68%) Smart Meter
12 6 (9.68%) Cucumber
12 6 (9.68%) Red Hat

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 5 (8.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) JBoss
2 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
1 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.61%) GitHub
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) FTP
2 3 (4.84%) Wireless
3 2 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (1.61%) DSL
4 1 (1.61%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.45%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Selenium
2 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
3 10 (16.13%) Appium
3 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
4 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
4 8 (12.90%) JIRA
5 7 (11.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (11.29%) Maven
6 6 (9.68%) Cucumber
7 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.61%) AccuRev
8 1 (1.61%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.61%) Gatling
8 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.61%) JMeter
8 1 (1.61%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (8.06%) Billing
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.23%) Games
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) XML
2 5 (8.06%) XML Messaging
3 3 (4.84%) HTML
3 3 (4.84%) RESTful
4 2 (3.23%) CSS
4 2 (3.23%) EDI
4 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) .NET
5 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.61%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.61%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.68%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) EPoS
3 2 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Unix
2 3 (4.84%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Android
3 2 (3.23%) Fedora
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) AIX
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.19%) Automated Testing
3 14 (22.58%) Manual Testing
4 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (14.52%) Functional Testing
7 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 7 (11.29%) Automation Testing
8 7 (11.29%) Open Source
9 6 (9.68%) Software Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (8.06%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (6.45%) Analytics
11 4 (6.45%) Data Analytics
11 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
11 4 (6.45%) Performance Testing
11 4 (6.45%) Release Management
11 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
11 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
11 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) SQL
2 14 (22.58%) Java
3 5 (8.06%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.84%) Scala
5 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.23%) C#
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Groovy
6 1 (1.61%) VB
6 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) ISEB
1 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Oracle
2 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Avaya
5 1 (1.61%) EMC
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) NICE Systems
5 1 (1.61%) VMware
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