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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 41 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.30% 0.93% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.22% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Median daily rate £280 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Software Testing
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
314 246 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 81.56% 76.40% 82.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 135 151
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £530 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 32
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) RESTful
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) EPoS
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Migration

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Web Applications Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Web Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Web Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
2 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP