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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 43 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.21% 1.55% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.63% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Median daily rate £294 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £284
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +12.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £170.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-88.63% +423.07%

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
382 367 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 93.86% 94.83% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 235 158
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 11
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -51.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.60 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017, 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 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (53.33%) Integration Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (26.67%) CRM
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (20.00%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (13.33%) CMS

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 (13.33%) CMS
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (13.33%) JMeter
2 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Integration Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) CRM
5 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Content Management
7 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Kronos
4 1 (6.67%) SAP