Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 50 69
Rank change year-on-year -14 +19 -18
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.02% 0.49% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.58% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Coventry median daily rate £325 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.75% +24.62% +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £401 £313
90th Percentile £338 £409 £338
West Midlands median daily rate £288 £301 £350
% change year-on-year -4.56% -13.93% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 668 517 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 85.31% 85.17% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 346 411
Coventry median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +17.04%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £280
90th Percentile £551 £534 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 14
Coventry median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.64% -1.27% +3.95%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.90 £12.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £35.70 £38.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £17.73
% change year-on-year -27.71% +17.07% -22.93%

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 24 June 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
2 7 (87.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Acceptance Criteria
3 6 (75.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (75.00%) Velocity
3 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (62.50%) Confluence
4 5 (62.50%) JIRA
4 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
4 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (37.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) API Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) HATEOAS
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (12.50%) RESTful
6 1 (12.50%) JSON
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

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 5 (62.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
1 6 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) QA Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Velocity
2 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) HATEOAS
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Acceptance Criteria
2 7 (87.50%) BDD
2 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (87.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) API Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle