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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 99 99 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 26 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.73% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.80% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £164 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £395 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +3.44%
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
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
Staffordshire -2 8 £263 - 2
Birmingham -6 5 £334 +6.80% 8
Coventry +3 3 £288 -4.16%
Wolverhampton -1 1 £130 -29.72% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (16.00%) QA
4 7 (14.00%) Selenium
4 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (14.00%) C#
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
5 6 (12.00%) .NET
5 6 (12.00%) Oracle
5 6 (12.00%) Finance
5 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Retail
6 5 (10.00%) JIRA
6 5 (10.00%) HP
6 5 (10.00%) ISEB
6 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.00%) Windows
7 4 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (8.00%) Games
7 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Android
7 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.00%) MySQL
1 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Selenium
2 5 (10.00%) JIRA
3 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.00%) JMeter
4 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.00%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.00%) JConsole
4 2 (4.00%) VisualVM
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.00%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.00%) VectorCAST
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) NUnit
5 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 4 (8.00%) Games
4 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Billing
6 1 (2.00%) Back Office
6 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) CSS
3 2 (4.00%) Yii
3 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.00%) User Experience
3 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) IVR
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
1 4 (8.00%) Android
2 2 (4.00%) Solaris
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (6.00%) OWASP
7 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.00%) Scrum
8 2 (4.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Migration
8 2 (4.00%) MVC
8 2 (4.00%) Test Management
8 2 (4.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) C#
2 6 (12.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.00%) Java
5 2 (4.00%) PHP
5 2 (4.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) CEH
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) Symbian
4 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) MKS
5 1 (2.00%) Endeca
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
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