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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 39 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.80% 2.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 2.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Median daily rate £424 £188 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.13% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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
400 281 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 86.21% 85.41% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 165 125
Median daily rate £430 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -46.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.08 £15.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 16 (76.19%) SQL
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
2 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (47.62%) Test Planning
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (42.86%) Master Data Management
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Data Management
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (38.10%) SDLC
5 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
6 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (28.57%) Selenium
7 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
7 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 6 (28.57%) Data Lake
8 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
8 5 (23.81%) Business Process Mapping
8 5 (23.81%) ISEB
8 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
8 5 (23.81%) .NET
8 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio

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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Broadband
1 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.76%) SSH
1 1 (4.76%) Telnet
1 1 (4.76%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (28.57%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (28.57%) Selenium
4 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
4 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
5 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Digital User Researcher
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Agile Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) User Researcher
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SSRS Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Test Planning
3 9 (42.86%) Data Management
3 9 (42.86%) Master Data Management
4 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
4 8 (38.10%) SDLC
5 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
6 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 5 (23.81%) Business Process Mapping
7 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Use Case
8 4 (19.05%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Stress Testing
8 4 (19.05%) System Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
1 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft