The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy 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 Strategy over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Coventry region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 38 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.82% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.52% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
295 194 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 80.60% 80.17% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 57 123
Average daily rate £375 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 14
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £28.50 £16.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Test Strategy
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Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Test Strategy
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Use Case
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) MDX
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Use Case
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared