Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 72 52
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.09% 0.76% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.82% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 12
Coventry median daily rate £338 £371 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +23.75% -
10th Percentile £260 £291 £271
90th Percentile £540 £384 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +60.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Coventry
Contract vacancies in Coventry with a recognized job title 681 975 668
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.16% 92.68% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 698 441
Coventry median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £181 £287 £213
90th Percentile £550 £540 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 45 48
Coventry median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -39.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.45 £9.50
90th Percentile £39.95 £39.50 £25.64
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Coventry

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Coventry

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Coventry over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Coventry

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Coventry

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Kronos
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) OWASP
3 2 (25.00%) nginx
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Social Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 2 (25.00%) Static Program Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Travis CI

Tester Skill Set
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 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Power BI
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) CircleCI
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) Travis CI
2 1 (12.50%) JProfiler
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Fuzz Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) OWASP
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Social Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Static Program Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Kronos
2 1 (12.50%) SAP