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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 4 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.20% 4.28% 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 29.79% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +62.50%
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 £35.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+43.00% +25.00%
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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
22 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 6.63% 14.37% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 9
Average daily rate £270 £346 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.02% +64.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £235 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%

QA
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

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

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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 27 April 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 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) Teradata
1 5 (45.45%) Marketing
1 5 (45.45%) Aprimo
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) Campaign Management
2 3 (27.27%) Direct Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) SAS
3 2 (18.18%) SMS
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (27.27%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SMS
General
1 5 (45.45%) Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Campaign Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Teradata Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Project Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) CRM
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
1 3 (27.27%) Direct Marketing
1 3 (27.27%) Campaign Management
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
3 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Teradata
1 5 (45.45%) Aprimo
2 2 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft