Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Software Tester
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 38 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.39% 1.65% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.72% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Staffordshire median daily rate - £305 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.52% -
West Midlands median daily rate - £325 £298
% change year-on-year - +9.24% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 243 408 289
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 96.45% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 259 176
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +13.28%
10th Percentile £227 £183 £263
90th Percentile £473 £488 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 24
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.20 £25.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.20% +81.82% +1.85%
10th Percentile £10.30 £12.13 £10.13
90th Percentile £44.30 £45.50 £19.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +4.94%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Staffordshire

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Staffordshire

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Staffordshire

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software 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 Staffordshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft