The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

System Testing
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 45 37
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.40% 0.48% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.56% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +4.00% +203.64%  

System 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 199 354 233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 79.60% 84.69% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 216 163
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +63.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.40 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Coventry

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Coventry

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) Data Conversion
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Master Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal

System 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Supply Chain Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Data Conversion
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Master Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories