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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 40 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.41% 1.47% 2.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.92% 20.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Median daily rate £311 £281 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £533 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £359 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £36.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +6.19%

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
48 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 10.50% 7.35% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 17
Median daily rate £400 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £284 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £477 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +75.00%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017, 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
3 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
4 4 (16.67%) Retail
4 4 (16.67%) Selenium
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (16.67%) SOAP
4 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (12.50%) JMeter
5 3 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) SAP
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 3 (12.50%) Product Management
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 3 (12.50%) DevOps
5 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) GIS
3 1 (4.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.50%) JMeter
2 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) NWDS
4 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Database Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Product Owner
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Product Owner
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Product Owner
5 1 (4.17%) Mobility Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) BAPI
3 1 (4.17%) DHTML
3 1 (4.17%) JDBC
3 1 (4.17%) NHibernate
3 1 (4.17%) SAP ALE
3 1 (4.17%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (4.17%) SAP PI
3 1 (4.17%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (4.17%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 4 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (16.67%) Scrum
2 4 (16.67%) SDLC
2 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps
3 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (12.50%) Product Management
3 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Use Case
4 2 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) ABAP
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle