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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 12 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.27% 2.14% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 33.33% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £325 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £388 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-61.18% +76.74%
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
30 21 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 8.17% 6.42% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 14
Median daily rate £340 £325 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £30.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.37% +108.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

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
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 29 May 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) ETL
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) MS Office
6 3 (18.75%) XML
6 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (18.75%) Data Management
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
6 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
6 3 (18.75%) Data Transformation
6 3 (18.75%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (12.50%) Coaching
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Appium
7 2 (12.50%) Logical Data Model

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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (12.50%) MS Project
3 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) DataStage
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Appium
2 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) VersionOne
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Report Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) DHTML
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) NHibernate
3 2 (12.50%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) WCF
3 2 (12.50%) XSD
3 2 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Data Conversion
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) VMS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) ETL
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Data Transformation
4 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (12.50%) Product Management
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) V-Model
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VBA
5 1 (6.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Rally
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Tableau