The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 41 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.54% - 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% - 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £140
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
334 261 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 90.03% 93.21% 90.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 92 153
Average daily rate £325 £300 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 21
Average hourly rate £18.97 £15.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £9.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) DMZ
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) MDX
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) DMZ
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP