Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 21 October 2017 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.

Software Testing
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 101 84
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.12% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.47% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 4
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% +13.79%
10th Percentile £305 £303 £278
90th Percentile £429 £417 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £325 £298
% change year-on-year +23.08% +9.24% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £20.00

Software 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 1228 1271 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.22% 81.21% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 830 676
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £219
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -28.65% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.06 £10.24
90th Percentile £47.45 £34.20 £51.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.37 £18.14 £22.00
% change year-on-year +34.33% -17.56% +2.33%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Birmingham

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Birmingham

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Birmingham

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) MATLAB
2 9 (52.94%) Systems Analysis
2 9 (52.94%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 7 (41.18%) Simulink
3 7 (41.18%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) OO
6 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source Development
6 4 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (23.53%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) CSS
6 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
6 4 (23.53%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 4 (23.53%) Spring
6 4 (23.53%) JSON
6 4 (23.53%) Kanban
6 4 (23.53%) HTML5
6 4 (23.53%) Node.js
6 4 (23.53%) REST
6 4 (23.53%) CSS3
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) AngularJS

Software 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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MariaDB
1 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) JHipster
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Liquibase
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) LoadUI
3 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) MATLAB Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Angular Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
1 4 (23.53%) CSS3
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) HTML5
1 4 (23.53%) jQuery
1 4 (23.53%) JSON
1 4 (23.53%) Node.js
1 4 (23.53%) REST
1 4 (23.53%) Spring
1 4 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 9 (52.94%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Kanban
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source Development
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) ERP
7 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) MATLAB
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) IBM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP