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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 48 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.71% 1.22% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.72% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Median daily rate £375 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -18.47%
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
409 232 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 87.21% 70.95% 84.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 159 164
Median daily rate £400 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 51
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -39.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.29 £26.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £40.70 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Migration
3 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
3 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
3 7 (53.85%) Data Analysis
3 7 (53.85%) User Stories
4 6 (46.15%) System Testing
4 6 (46.15%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
5 5 (38.46%) Use Case
6 4 (30.77%) Fault Management
6 4 (30.77%) Business Development
6 4 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity
6 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
6 4 (30.77%) SLA
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) UML
6 4 (30.77%) RAD
6 4 (30.77%) RUP
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) MS Access
6 4 (30.77%) CRM
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) GAP 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 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (30.77%) MS Access
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Business Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
5 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Process Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Process Mapping Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Project Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Public Sector Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Conversion
1 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Data Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
2 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 7 (53.85%) User Stories
3 6 (46.15%) System Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Use Case
4 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) BCP
5 4 (30.77%) Benchmarking
5 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity
5 4 (30.77%) Business Development
5 4 (30.77%) Fault Management
5 4 (30.77%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Six Sigma
5 4 (30.77%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) RedPrairie
2 1 (7.69%) webMethods
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