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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.25% 2.74% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% 20.00% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £356 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +78.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -6.53%
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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
16 45 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 5.14% 13.72% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
Average daily rate £325 £334 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% +51.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £253 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £397 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £38.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.06% +11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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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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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 29 May 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) SAS
4 5 (35.71%) Teradata
4 5 (35.71%) Marketing
4 5 (35.71%) Aprimo
5 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) MS Access
6 3 (21.43%) CRM
6 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Direct Marketing
6 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
6 3 (21.43%) Campaign Management
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (14.29%) Change Control
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) SMS
7 2 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) ISEB
8 1 (7.14%) Workflow
8 1 (7.14%) MS Project
8 1 (7.14%) MS Office
8 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
8 1 (7.14%) Programme Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MS Access
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Campaign Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Report Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planner
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
4 1 (7.14%) MI Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Teradata Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) CRM
2 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Direct Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
2 3 (21.43%) Campaign Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow Management
4 1 (7.14%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Teradata
1 5 (35.71%) Aprimo
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) HP