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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 48 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.62% 0.29% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.40% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £335 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% -3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
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
422 253 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 86.65% 73.55% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 173 165
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.80 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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
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 23 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing

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 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
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