Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 60 55
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.54% 2.08% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 2.34% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 11
Coventry median daily rate £315 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £303 £325 £275
90th Percentile £328 £448 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £411
% change year-on-year -13.33% -8.81% +17.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 - -

Test Strategy 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 618 939 588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 84.20% 88.67% 81.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 655 399
Coventry median daily rate £415 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £251 £300 £248
90th Percentile £541 £541 £559
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 31
Coventry median hourly rate £21.25 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -25.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £42.63 £38.75 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Demandware
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Prism
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Robotics
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration Lead
3 1 (25.00%) Process Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Re-Platforming Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Data Migration Lead
3 1 (25.00%) Workstream Lead
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Demandware
2 1 (25.00%) Blue Prism
2 1 (25.00%) SAP