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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 109 94 110
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.96% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.01% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 9
Median daily rate £295 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £213 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
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
2985 2284 2199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.15% 95.81% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1780 1358 1126
Median daily rate £400 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 150 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Birmingham -5 14 £150 -50.00% 7
Staffordshire +4 11 £314 +6.35% 3
Coventry -14 4 £425 +13.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £295 -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Shropshire - 1 £375 -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.33%) Selenium
3 20 (29.85%) Java
4 19 (28.36%) WebDriver
5 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
6 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
7 16 (23.88%) QA
7 16 (23.88%) Mobile App
8 14 (20.90%) Functional Testing
9 13 (19.40%) Cucumber
10 12 (17.91%) SQL
10 12 (17.91%) Oracle
10 12 (17.91%) JIRA
10 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
10 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (17.91%) Manual Testing
11 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
11 11 (16.42%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
12 10 (14.93%) BDD
12 10 (14.93%) QA Automation
12 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
13 9 (13.43%) CSS
13 9 (13.43%) HTML
13 9 (13.43%) Appium
13 9 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (11.94%) SDLC
14 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
14 8 (11.94%) MS Office
14 8 (11.94%) MS Excel

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 (7.46%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) JBoss
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
1 8 (11.94%) MS Office
1 8 (11.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.49%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.97%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) MS Access
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (34.33%) Selenium
2 19 (28.36%) WebDriver
3 13 (19.40%) Cucumber
4 12 (17.91%) JIRA
5 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
6 9 (13.43%) Appium
7 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
8 7 (10.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (10.45%) Maven
8 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.99%) JMeter
9 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.49%) AccuRev
10 1 (1.49%) Gatling
10 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.49%) NeoLoad
10 1 (1.49%) Spock
10 1 (1.49%) TestNG
10 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (5.97%) Billing
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Games
3 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) CSS
1 9 (13.43%) HTML
2 7 (10.45%) XML
3 4 (5.97%) RESTful
4 3 (4.48%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.48%) JSON
5 2 (2.99%) .NET
5 2 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.99%) Web Services
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.49%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.49%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.97%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.49%) CESG
5 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.49%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.97%) Unix
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Android
3 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.99%) Fedora
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.99%) VMS
4 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
3 17 (25.37%) Automated Testing
4 14 (20.90%) Functional Testing
5 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (17.91%) Manual Testing
5 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.93%) BDD
7 10 (14.93%) QA Automation
8 9 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Scrum
9 8 (11.94%) SDLC
10 7 (10.45%) Open Source
11 6 (8.96%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (8.96%) Integration Testing
12 5 (7.46%) Automation Testing
12 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) Java
2 12 (17.91%) SQL
3 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.97%) Scala
6 3 (4.48%) C#
7 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.99%) Groovy
8 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) ISEB
2 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.49%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (1.49%) CREST Certified
3 1 (1.49%) Cyber Scheme
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.49%) OSCP
3 1 (1.49%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.88%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Oracle
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) JDA
5 1 (1.49%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
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