The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Coventry region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 38 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.35% 0.93% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.01% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £425 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -4.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £306
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
347 296 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 93.53% 92.21% 92.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 183 161
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 45
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -47.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Coventry region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Coventry region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Coventry region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) RESTful
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) FTP
4 3 (30.00%) XML Messaging
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) GitHub
6 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) NeoLoad
6 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) WebDriver

Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) NeoLoad
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA