The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 43 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.57% 2.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 3.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 297 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 75.85% 76.74% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 138 71
Average daily rate £379 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 44 19
Average hourly rate £23.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Software Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) HP