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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 46 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.52% 1.51% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.61% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £400 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
363 310 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 94.78% 93.66% 91.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 179 176
Average daily rate £400 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 39
Average hourly rate £11.00 £22.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.56% +39.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) FTP
2 5 (41.67%) XML Messaging
2 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) RESTful
5 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (8.33%) QA
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) LAN

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) FTP
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Burp Suite
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
1 5 (41.67%) XML Messaging
2 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP