Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 27 January 2021 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 21 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.75% 0.76% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 1.04% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £288 - £400
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £450 £346
% change year-on-year -22.22% +30.06% -6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £45.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 - £40.00

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86 96 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 78.90% 73.28% 89.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 57 151
Median daily rate £373 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.19% -10.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £256 £170 £263
90th Percentile £501 £488 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.20 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.35% -64.00% +143.24%
10th Percentile £28.45 £11.17 £15.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £58.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.41% -0.94% -29.17%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Testing in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 2 - -
Software Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) VMware