Period
to 25 September 2018

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 6 months to 25 September 2018 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 59 71
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 -17
Contract jobs citing System Testing 12 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.42% 0.15% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 0.18% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 9
Coventry median daily rate £369 - £363
10th Percentile £322 - £323
90th Percentile £411 - £402
West Midlands median daily rate £344 £350 £356
% change year-on-year -1.79% -1.75% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 706 541 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 83.65% 82.85% 88.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 367 573
Coventry median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £281 £220 £300
90th Percentile £575 £532 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 18
Coventry median hourly rate £14.50 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +8.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.18 £11.43
90th Percentile £41.25 £42.35 £39.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

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 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 8 (66.67%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (66.67%) BDD
3 8 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 8 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 8 (66.67%) TDD
3 8 (66.67%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) JIRA
4 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
4 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
4 7 (58.33%) Velocity
4 7 (58.33%) Confluence
4 7 (58.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (41.67%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (16.67%) RESTful
7 2 (16.67%) HATEOAS
8 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (8.33%) Cash Management
8 1 (8.33%) Open Source
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (8.33%) Time Management
8 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Test Management

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 7 (58.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
1 8 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (58.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
1 7 (58.33%) Velocity
2 2 (16.67%) HATEOAS
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) BDD
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 8 (66.67%) TDD
4 7 (58.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (8.33%) API Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle