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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 33 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.67% 0.37% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.53% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
298 190 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 82.78% 71.16% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 113 123
Average daily rate £400 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £36.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.16% -3.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Data Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) Use Case
4 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
4 4 (36.36%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Business Development
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Fault Management
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Target Operating Model
4 4 (36.36%) Internet
4 4 (36.36%) Six Sigma
4 4 (36.36%) BCP
4 4 (36.36%) Benchmarking
4 4 (36.36%) BPR
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) UML
4 4 (36.36%) RAD
4 4 (36.36%) RUP
4 4 (36.36%) MS Access
4 4 (36.36%) CRM
4 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
4 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (36.36%) MS Access
1 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Business Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) UAT Manager
2 3 (27.27%) UAT Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Process Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Process Mapping Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) UAT Lead
3 2 (18.18%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Data Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Use Case
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
4 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (36.36%) Business Development
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Fault Management
4 4 (36.36%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Target Operating Model
4 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
2 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) JDA