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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 7 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.98% 2.49% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.88% 23.33% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate £281 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £280 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
32 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 9.04% 10.68% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 10
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £273 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Appium
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Tableau
4 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) iPad
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Android

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) DataStage
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (10.00%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Appium
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PMO Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planner
3 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau
2 1 (10.00%) Xamarin