The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 11 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.21% 1.57% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.33% 17.65% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Median daily rate £330 £375 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +74.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £262 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £580 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
QA
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
60 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 12.05% 8.92% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 21 14
Median daily rate £410 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £650 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £28.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +39.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £28.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £40.00 £28.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

QA
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 7 December 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (20.00%) Analytics
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) C#
7 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (12.00%) ETL
7 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (12.00%) Java
7 3 (12.00%) JMeter
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Selenium
7 3 (12.00%) Product Management
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow

QA
Top Related 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 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.00%) JMeter
3 3 (12.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) ETL Developer
5 3 (12.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Database Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Product Owner
6 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Software Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Product Owner
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Digital Product Owner
7 1 (4.00%) Mobility Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) PMO Lead
7 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) DHTML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Clustering
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) EPoS
2 1 (4.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) Analytics
3 5 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.00%) ETL
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Product Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.00%) Use Case
6 2 (8.00%) User Stories
6 2 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (8.00%) PMP
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) SAP