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 3 months to 27 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.

Web Testing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 138 116
Rank change year-on-year +20 -22  
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.099% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.12% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £240 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £288 £250
% change year-on-year +11.30% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1728 2505 1797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.60% 82.62% 77.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 1502 1114
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Web Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 27 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
Birmingham - 2 £280 - 1
Warwickshire +7 1 £200 -
Web Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Scala
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) RSpec
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) hybris
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) WCAG
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Retail

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) RSpec
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) hybris
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft