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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 33 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.69% - 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% - 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £188 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
295 200 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 83.33% 71.17% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 117 123
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £33.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.19% -11.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) GitHub
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Java

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Appium
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA