The median contractor rate for a Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Solihull during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
West Midlands / Solihull
Rank 21 23 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 0.79% 1.72% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Solihull
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 95 110 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 74.80% 94.83% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 28
Median daily rate £344 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.97% +4.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.48% -53.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Solihull

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Solihull.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Solihull

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Solihull region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Highcharts JS
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Protractor
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) Highcharts JS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA