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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 42 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.50% 1.81% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.15% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Median daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
354 326 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 88.72% 84.46% 72.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 210 126
Median daily rate £445 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £282 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.92% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) System Testing
3 7 (58.33%) CMS
3 7 (58.33%) Content Management
3 7 (58.33%) Data Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Data Management
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
4 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
4 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (41.67%) Service Management
4 5 (41.67%) Network Security
4 5 (41.67%) Data Conversion
4 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (41.67%) Business Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Master Data Management
4 5 (41.67%) Data Structures
5 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) ISEB
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

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 (58.33%) CMS
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Business Systems Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Agile Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) System Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Content Management
3 7 (58.33%) Data Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Business Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (41.67%) Data Conversion
4 5 (41.67%) Data Management
4 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
4 5 (41.67%) Master Data Management
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
4 5 (41.67%) Service Management
4 5 (41.67%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP