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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 50 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.25% 2.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 2.37% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Median daily rate £380 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +62.50%
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
513 338 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 91.44% 93.37% 90.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 221 146
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 31
Median hourly rate £13.72 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £20.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (41.67%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) ISEB
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) System Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (25.00%) VMS
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Java

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) CMS
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) NeoLoad
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (25.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Content Management
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft