The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Testing
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 41 35
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.28% 0.83% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 1.00% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £280 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 302 299 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 86.04% 82.60% 75.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 200 127
Median daily rate £445 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Coventry

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Coventry

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Coventry

Software Testing
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA