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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.35% 3.05% 2.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 28.13% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £395 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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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
28 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 9.40% 10.85% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 4
Average daily rate £325 £325 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £445 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Marketing
3 5 (31.25%) Teradata
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Aprimo
4 4 (25.00%) Campaign Management
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) Direct Marketing
5 3 (18.75%) SMS
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) MS Office
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) CRM
6 2 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) SAS
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Data Entry
6 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting

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Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (37.50%) Marketing
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Automotive
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Campaign Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Campaign Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Campaign Delivery Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Project Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Relationships Manager
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (6.25%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
1 4 (25.00%) Campaign Management
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
2 3 (18.75%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Data Entry
3 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Campaign Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Teradata
2 4 (25.00%) Aprimo
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Perforce