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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 12 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.21% 1.02% 3.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.91% 15.79% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Average daily rate
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£325 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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
43 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 11.50% 6.44% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 20
Average daily rate £250 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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

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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 19 September 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 19 September 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 (41.67%) SAP
2 7 (29.17%) Automotive
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium
3 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
4 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (16.67%) Windows
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) ISEB
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (8.33%) Marketing
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Subversion
6 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (8.33%) QMS
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP PP
2 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
2 1 (4.17%) SAP QM
2 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.17%) SAP BI
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
1 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.33%) MSBuild
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) JMeter
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (29.17%) Automotive
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) QA Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Manager
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Campaign Manager
4 2 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Campaign Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Quality Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) SAP PP Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Basis
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) AIX
2 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (12.50%) Scrum
2 3 (12.50%) Project Management
2 3 (12.50%) Quality Management
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) TDD
3 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.33%) QMS
3 2 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (8.33%) BDD
3 2 (8.33%) High Availability
3 2 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (8.33%) Campaign Management
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) MVC
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) ABAP
4 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) SAP
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Perforce
3 2 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Teradata