The median contractor rate for a Tester was £301 per day in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.99% - 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% - 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £301 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 333 347 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 94.87% 95.86% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 224 156
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £35.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry that featured Tester in the job title.

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 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 29 March 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 6 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 2 (16.67%) JMeter
5 2 (16.67%) Kronos
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Contract Management
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Kronos
3 2 (16.67%) SAP