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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 50 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.65% 1.81% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 2.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £406 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
401 281 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 86.80% 84.64% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 164 124
Median daily rate £438 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £540 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -32.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.08 £15.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
3 7 (43.75%) System Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
5 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
5 5 (31.25%) Content Management
5 5 (31.25%) CMS
5 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Stress Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (18.75%) MS Office
7 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis

Test Strategy
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 5 (31.25%) CMS
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Business Systems Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Agile Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Conversion
1 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
3 7 (43.75%) System Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 5 (31.25%) Content Management
5 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
5 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
5 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Stress Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Business Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) SAP