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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 103 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 41 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 0.83% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.88% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 15
Median daily rate £325 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £232 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £370 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +160.00%
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
3053 2384 2414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.17% 94.30% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 1377 1214
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 150 166
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.14 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.20 £32.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Staffordshire +10 11 £309 +2.91% 5
Birmingham -1 7 £350 -12.50% 8
Coventry -12 6 £380 +26.66% 4
Shropshire - 5 £450 - 6
Warwickshire 0 3 £300 +13.20% 6
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £295 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire -2 1 £450 +80.00% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £350 - 4
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) Selenium
3 23 (32.39%) Test Scripting
3 23 (32.39%) Automated Testing
4 21 (29.58%) QA
4 21 (29.58%) Java
5 16 (22.54%) Software Testing
5 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
5 16 (22.54%) WebDriver
6 15 (21.13%) Cucumber
7 14 (19.72%) Functional Testing
8 13 (18.31%) Scrum
8 13 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (16.90%) Regression Testing
9 12 (16.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 12 (16.90%) Mobile App
9 12 (16.90%) BDD
10 11 (15.49%) SQL
11 10 (14.08%) MS Office
11 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
11 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
11 10 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
12 9 (12.68%) SDLC
12 9 (12.68%) QA Automation
13 8 (11.27%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (11.27%) JIRA
13 8 (11.27%) CSS
13 8 (11.27%) JavaScript

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 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) CMS
2 2 (2.82%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
1 10 (14.08%) MS Office
1 10 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.41%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.41%) MS Access
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (33.80%) Selenium
2 16 (22.54%) WebDriver
3 15 (21.13%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
5 8 (11.27%) JIRA
6 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
7 5 (7.04%) Appium
7 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
7 5 (7.04%) LoadRunner
7 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (5.63%) Maven
8 4 (5.63%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (4.23%) JMeter
10 2 (2.82%) Spock
10 2 (2.82%) TestNG
11 1 (1.41%) NeoLoad
11 1 (1.41%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (1.41%) RSpec
General
1 4 (5.63%) Retail
2 3 (4.23%) Back Office
2 3 (4.23%) Games
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
3 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) CSS
1 8 (11.27%) HTML
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) RESTful
2 5 (7.04%) XML
3 4 (5.63%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.23%) JSON
5 2 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.41%) Web Services
6 1 (1.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.82%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.41%) CESG
4 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.41%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Unix
2 3 (4.23%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) VMS
3 2 (2.82%) Fedora
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.39%) Automated Testing
2 23 (32.39%) Test Scripting
3 16 (22.54%) Software Testing
3 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
4 14 (19.72%) Functional Testing
5 13 (18.31%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (18.31%) Scrum
6 12 (16.90%) BDD
6 12 (16.90%) Non-Functional Testing
6 12 (16.90%) Regression Testing
7 9 (12.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (12.68%) QA Automation
7 9 (12.68%) SDLC
8 8 (11.27%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (9.86%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Manual Testing
10 6 (8.45%) Integration Testing
11 5 (7.04%) System Testing
11 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) Java
2 11 (15.49%) SQL
3 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.45%) Scala
5 5 (7.04%) C#
6 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.23%) C
6 3 (4.23%) Groovy
7 2 (2.82%) Python
7 2 (2.82%) Ruby
7 2 (2.82%) VBA
8 1 (1.41%) C++
8 1 (1.41%) Perl
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) R
8 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) ISEB
2 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.82%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.41%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.41%) Cyber Scheme
5 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.41%) OSCP
5 1 (1.41%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.58%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) HP
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.41%) JDA
5 1 (1.41%) RedPrairie
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