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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 38 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.61% 0.44% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.58% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
261 172 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 80.06% 75.77% 67.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 44 78
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 50 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £30.00 £19.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
West Midlands

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 29 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) SAP PI
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) MDX
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Manager
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SAP PI
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Release Management
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) HP