The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 48 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.52% 0.28% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £340 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -19.38%
Test Automation
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
448 271 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 85.01% 76.77% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 186 142
Median daily rate £400 £378 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 46
Median hourly rate £32.75 £23.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.39% -39.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.72 £24.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) Stress Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) System Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) Selenium

Test Automation
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 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Broadband
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) Telnet
1 1 (12.50%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Leader
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Stress Testing
4 4 (50.00%) System Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Content Management
7 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 1 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft