The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 99 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 19 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.15% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.23% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 22
Average daily rate £313 £308 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £343 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wolverhampton -7 6 £155 -11.42% 1
Birmingham -12 4 £319 -5.55% 1
Staffordshire +1 3 - - 5
Worcestershire +5 2 £394 +50.00%
Coventry -8 1 - - 1
Solihull -9 1 £313 +1.62% 1
Dudley - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (36.67%) Test Scripting
1 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (33.33%) HP
2 10 (33.33%) ISEB
3 7 (23.33%) SAP
4 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (20.00%) UNIX
5 5 (16.67%) Windows
5 5 (16.67%) SQL
5 5 (16.67%) Oracle
5 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Linux
6 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
6 4 (13.33%) CRM
7 3 (10.00%) Terminal Server
7 3 (10.00%) AIX
7 3 (10.00%) C
7 3 (10.00%) HTML
7 3 (10.00%) Java
7 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.00%) .NET
7 3 (10.00%) Finance
7 3 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
7 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) Nessus
7 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP SD
1 1 (3.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP WM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) WinRunner
3 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) WPF
2 2 (6.67%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.33%) CAN bus
1 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) UNIX
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 3 (10.00%) AIX
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.33%) CRM
5 3 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Logistics
6 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.67%) System Testing
6 2 (6.67%) BDD
6 2 (6.67%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Testing
6 2 (6.67%) User Stories
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) ISEB
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Terminal Server
1 3 (10.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (10.00%) Nessus
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) HP
2 7 (23.33%) SAP
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) NetIQ
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago