Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Web Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Web Testing over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Web Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 191 171
Rank change year-on-year +16 -20 +3
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
West Midlands median daily rate £278 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.45% +20.83% +3.45%
10th Percentile £201 £273 £288
90th Percentile £314 £418 £358
England median daily rate £300 £306 £300
% change year-on-year -2.04% +2.08% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £39.37 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +31.23% -

Web 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4040 5125 3948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 83.13% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2578 3073 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 138 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Web Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Web Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Web Testing in the West Midlands

Web Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Testing in the West Midlands

Web Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +3 4 £290 -25.16%
Shropshire +23 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £200 -
Web Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Web 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Web Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) WCAG
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Facilities Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) ERP

Web Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) RSpec
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Facilities Management
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) Scala
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) hybris
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft