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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 42 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.79% 0.90% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.20% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £335 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.40 £38.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+15.32% -11.49%
Test Strategy
West Midlands

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
308 249 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 81.48% 75.00% 82.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 132 143
Average daily rate £410 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Use Case
1 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 5 (55.56%) Data Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Fault Management
2 5 (55.56%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) Business Development
2 5 (55.56%) User Stories
2 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 5 (55.56%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Target Operating Model
2 5 (55.56%) Data Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
2 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Change Management
2 5 (55.56%) GAP Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) Internet
2 5 (55.56%) Six Sigma
2 5 (55.56%) BCP
2 5 (55.56%) Benchmarking
2 5 (55.56%) BPR
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) UML
2 5 (55.56%) RAD

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (55.56%) MS Access
1 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Digital Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Digital Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Portfolio Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Process Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Process Mapping Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Manager
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 6 (66.67%) Use Case
1 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
2 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (55.56%) Business Development
2 5 (55.56%) Data Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) Data Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Fault Management
2 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) RAD
2 5 (55.56%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Target Operating Model
2 5 (55.56%) UML
2 5 (55.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) JDA
1 1 (11.11%) RedPrairie
1 1 (11.11%) webMethods