The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy 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.

Test Strategy
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 36 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.99% 2.21% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.68% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £378
% change year-on-year -1.23% +7.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -22.37% +60.38%  

Test Strategy 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%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Coventry

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Coventry

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Data Management
3 5 (45.45%) Content Management
3 5 (45.45%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) CMS
3 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
3 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) Service Management
3 5 (45.45%) System Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 5 (45.45%) Data Conversion
3 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (45.45%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Business Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) Master Data Management
3 5 (45.45%) Data Structures
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) ERP
4 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
4 4 (36.36%) Logistics
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) Automotive
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Email Management
6 2 (18.18%) Zephyr
6 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Degree

Test Strategy
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 (45.45%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Automotive
3 1 (9.09%) Military
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Business Systems Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (9.09%) ERP Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Logistics Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Structures
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) Business Analytics
3 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) Content Management
3 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Data Conversion
3 5 (45.45%) Data Management
3 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
3 5 (45.45%) Master Data Management
3 5 (45.45%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) Service Management
3 5 (45.45%) System Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) ERP
4 4 (36.36%) Logistics
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Email Management
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP