Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for API Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited API Testing over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

API Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 - 98
Rank change year-on-year - +98 -
Contract jobs citing API Testing 16 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.08% - 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% - 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Birmingham median daily rate £388 - £410
10th Percentile £263 - £405
90th Percentile £419 - £415
West Midlands median daily rate £388 - £410
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

API Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,204 1,101 1,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.46% 82.84% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 773 854
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £240
90th Percentile £563 £525 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 18 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -11.16% -30.81%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £34.20 £36.80 £38.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -25.30% +22.06% -24.44%

API Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing API Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for API Testing in Birmingham

API Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing API Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for API Testing in Birmingham

API Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing API Testing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for API Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing API Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 16 (100.00%) Selenium
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) Cucumber
3 13 (81.25%) Jenkins
3 13 (81.25%) JIRA
4 12 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (75.00%) RESTful
4 12 (75.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (68.75%) Performance Testing
5 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (62.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 10 (62.50%) Load Testing
6 10 (62.50%) Confluence
6 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
6 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
6 10 (62.50%) Regression Testing
7 9 (56.25%) Migration
7 9 (56.25%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (56.25%) Java
7 9 (56.25%) PL/SQL
7 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
7 9 (56.25%) Web Testing
7 9 (56.25%) Creative Thinking
7 9 (56.25%) Analytical Thinking
7 9 (56.25%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (50.00%) JMeter
9 6 (37.50%) Web Services
10 5 (31.25%) CSS
10 5 (31.25%) SQL

API Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 10 (62.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) BrowserStack
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Selenium
2 15 (93.75%) Cucumber
3 13 (81.25%) Jenkins
3 13 (81.25%) JIRA
4 12 (75.00%) SoapUI
5 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
6 8 (50.00%) JMeter
7 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
7 3 (18.75%) Protractor
7 3 (18.75%) Sahi
7 3 (18.75%) WATIR
8 2 (12.50%) JUnit
9 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
9 1 (6.25%) GitLab
9 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
9 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Developer in Test
4 2 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) RESTful
2 6 (37.50%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) Spring
4 4 (25.00%) SOAP
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (68.75%) Performance Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Load Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Regression Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Analytical Thinking
6 9 (56.25%) Creative Thinking
6 9 (56.25%) Migration
6 9 (56.25%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (56.25%) Web Testing
7 5 (31.25%) BDD
7 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (25.00%) TDD
9 3 (18.75%) Open Source
9 3 (18.75%) SDLC
10 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) PL/SQL
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 4 (25.00%) PMO
3 1 (6.25%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
1 1 (6.25%) Splunk