Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 - 30
Rank change year-on-year - +30 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.73% - 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% - 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £363 - £331
10th Percentile £329 - £280
90th Percentile £386 - £350
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 226 194 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 82.78% 82.20% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 137 235
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% -10.65%
10th Percentile £288 £212 £188
90th Percentile £463 £468 £492
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 10
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.20 £14.35 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.01% -42.60% +73.61%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.01 £10.49
90th Percentile £56.30 £41.25 £46.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
% change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -18.60%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation

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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Leader
1 2 (100.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (100.00%) Test Project Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Project Implementation Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS