The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Web Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Web Testing over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Web Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.33% - 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £280 - £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £288 £250
% change year-on-year +11.30% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

Web Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 679 602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.92% 83.42% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 476 400
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Web Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Web Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Web Testing in Birmingham

Web Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Web 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 Web Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB

Web 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft