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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 44 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.96% 0.61% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.85% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +23.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -21.17%
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
353 235 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 84.86% 71.43% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 162 145
Median daily rate £400 £350 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £190 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 49
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% -38.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.84 £26.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £40.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 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 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 8 (72.73%) User Stories
2 8 (72.73%) Data Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Migration
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Data Modelling
3 6 (54.55%) Use Case
3 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
3 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Target Operating Model
4 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
4 5 (45.45%) Data Migration
4 5 (45.45%) Fault Management
4 5 (45.45%) Business Development
4 5 (45.45%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
4 5 (45.45%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) Six Sigma
4 5 (45.45%) BCP
4 5 (45.45%) Benchmarking
4 5 (45.45%) SLA
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) UML
4 5 (45.45%) RAD
4 5 (45.45%) RUP
4 5 (45.45%) MS Access

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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (45.45%) MS Access
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Business Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Process Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Process Mapping Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Project Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Public Sector Business Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) UAT Manager
6 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Conversion
1 3 (27.27%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 8 (72.73%) Data Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Data Modelling
2 8 (72.73%) Migration
2 8 (72.73%) User Stories
3 6 (54.55%) Use Case
3 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
4 5 (45.45%) BCP
4 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
4 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (45.45%) Business Development
4 5 (45.45%) Fault Management
4 5 (45.45%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) Six Sigma
4 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) JDA
1 1 (9.09%) RedPrairie
1 1 (9.09%) webMethods