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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 35 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.63% 0.38% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.55% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£351 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -0.70%
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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
234 182 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 74.29% 70.00% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 88 79
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 35
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Telematics
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Telematics
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management