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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 106 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 22 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.71% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.77% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 15
Average daily rate
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£290 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £402 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.55% -10.00%
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
2335 1949 2126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.33% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 1027 1054
Average daily rate £343 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 146 148
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -34.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Birmingham +7 12 £330 -19.51%
Solihull +9 1 £225 - 1
Warwickshire -15 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 - 3
Coventry - 1 £250 - 2
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
2 9 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (24.32%) HP
3 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) Windows
4 7 (18.92%) Oracle
5 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
5 6 (16.22%) Service Management
6 5 (13.51%) UNIX
6 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Web Testing
6 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
6 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.81%) HTML
7 4 (10.81%) ISEB
7 4 (10.81%) Citrix
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
8 3 (8.11%) JMeter
8 3 (8.11%) NetIQ
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.11%) Nagios
8 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (8.11%) Nessus
8 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (8.11%) Nmap
8 3 (8.11%) Penetration Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DMZ
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) VPN
1 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) JMeter
1 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.41%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) JBehave
3 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Statistics
3 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.70%) GIS
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) AIX
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) Windows NT
4 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
2 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
2 6 (16.22%) Service Management
3 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (13.51%) Web Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.11%) Resilience Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Test Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) C
3 2 (5.41%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Nmap
1 3 (8.11%) Terminal Server
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.11%) Nagios
2 3 (8.11%) Nessus
2 3 (8.11%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (5.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) HP
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) NetIQ
5 1 (2.70%) Mercator
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago