The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 12 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.16% 1.06% 6.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 15.79% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 10
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£438 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
40 19 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 10.53% 6.74% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 21
Average daily rate £250 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Coventry region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

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Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 10 (37.04%) SAP
2 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.93%) Automotive
3 6 (22.22%) Quality Management
4 5 (18.52%) Finance
4 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) Selenium
4 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
5 4 (14.81%) Windows
5 4 (14.81%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (11.11%) ISEB
6 3 (11.11%) CRM
6 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (7.41%) QMS
7 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
7 2 (7.41%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
7 2 (7.41%) High Availability

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Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) Lync
2 1 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP PP
2 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.70%) SAP QM
2 1 (3.70%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BI
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium
1 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
2 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.41%) JMeter
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
1 7 (25.93%) Automotive
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) QA Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Manager
3 4 (14.81%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Quality Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) SAP PP Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Manager
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) VMS
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Quality Management
2 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
3 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.11%) CRM
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
4 2 (7.41%) QMS
4 2 (7.41%) BDD
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (7.41%) TDD
4 2 (7.41%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) MVC
4 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) ABAP
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) SAP
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Perforce
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) HP