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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 43 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 19 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.32% 0.84% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 1.02% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 1
Median daily rate £373 £300 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -14.56%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
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
501 295 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 87.59% 82.17% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 202 119
Median daily rate £400 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 35
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.20 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
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 27 September 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
3 10 (52.63%) System Testing
3 10 (52.63%) .NET
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
6 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
6 7 (36.84%) ISEB
6 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
6 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
6 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
6 7 (36.84%) Stress Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (36.84%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (31.58%) MS Office
7 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
7 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
7 6 (31.58%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (26.32%) Migration
8 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
9 4 (21.05%) User Stories
9 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Web Services
10 3 (15.79%) UML
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server

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 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 6 (31.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Agile Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Public Sector Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Conversion
1 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
3 10 (52.63%) System Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (36.84%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Stress Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
7 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
8 5 (26.32%) Migration
8 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
9 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (21.05%) User Stories
10 3 (15.79%) Content Management
10 3 (15.79%) UML
10 3 (15.79%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
1 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) SAP