The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £263 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £9.50
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +331.57%
Software Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Worcestershire 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
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
78 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 93.98% 89.80% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 22
Average daily rate £275 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £386 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £18.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £20.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Worcestershire region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Redditch - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Software Tester
West Midlands