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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 40 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.56% - 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% - 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
296 197 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 82.22% 71.12% 79.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 118 123
Average daily rate £400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.38% -6.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 18 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP