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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 9 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.19% 3.87% 4.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.03% 37.93% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £388 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £388 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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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
29 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 10.28% 10.21% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 7
Average daily rate £350 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £345 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £424 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 (33.33%) SQL
1 7 (33.33%) SAP
2 6 (28.57%) Automotive
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Marketing
4 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) Teradata
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (14.29%) SMS
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) Windows
6 2 (9.52%) MS Office
6 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (9.52%) SAP PP
6 2 (9.52%) ISEB
6 2 (9.52%) Perforce
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Subversion
6 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
6 2 (9.52%) Campaign Management
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP PP
2 1 (4.76%) SAP HCM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP QM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (9.52%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (28.57%) Automotive
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Marketing
3 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Quality Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Project Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) SAP PP Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Build Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Campaign Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Campaign Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Campaign Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior SAP Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) SAP HCM Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Teradata Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (4.76%) OAuth2
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
1 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Campaign Management
3 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Entry
3 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
3 2 (9.52%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Use Case
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.76%) Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) User Stories
4 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) SAP
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Teradata
4 2 (9.52%) Perforce
4 2 (9.52%) Aprimo
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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