The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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 3 months to 22 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.

Software Testing
West Midlands / Warwickshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 0.70% 0.83% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +9.23% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

Software 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 Warwickshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 247 369 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 86.06% 76.24% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 223 124
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 24
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.21% -14.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £31.75 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Warwickshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Warwickshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedworth - 2 £400 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) UML
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Use Case
1 3 (60.00%) Financial Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (60.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) LoadUI
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Migration

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) LoadUI
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Customer Requirements
1 3 (60.00%) Financial Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Risk Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) UML
1 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) HP