The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 35 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.17% 0.82% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.01% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£370 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -3.49%
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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
251 298 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 73.61% 80.98% 80.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 161 57
Average daily rate £385 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) Automotive
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Logistics
3 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Business Development
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) RAD
3 2 (28.57%) RUP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) MS Access
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) JDA

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) MS Access
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Use Case
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Logistics
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Business Development
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) RAD
3 2 (28.57%) RUP
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
3 2 (28.57%) BCP
3 2 (28.57%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) JDA
1 2 (28.57%) RedPrairie
2 1 (14.29%) SAP