The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Coventry region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 11 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.90% 1.20% 6.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.43% 23.08% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 10
Average daily rate
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£388 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
35 13 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 9.23% 5.22% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 16
Average daily rate £288 £480 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.10% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £480 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
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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

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

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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 8 (32.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (28.00%) SAP
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 5 (20.00%) CRM
4 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (20.00%) Selenium
4 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (16.00%) VMS
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) SAP BW
6 3 (12.00%) SAP BI
6 3 (12.00%) ISEB
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (12.00%) ABAP
6 3 (12.00%) Windows
6 3 (12.00%) Linux
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (12.00%) Product Management
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.00%) Degree
7 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (8.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (8.00%) SAP Implementation

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Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.00%) Lync
2 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (12.00%) SAP BW
1 3 (12.00%) SAP BI
2 2 (8.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
1 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.00%) JMeter
General
1 8 (32.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) QA Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Quality Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Performance Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Architect
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Graduate
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) PMO Lead
5 1 (4.00%) SAP BW Architect
5 1 (4.00%) SAP Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.00%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) Economics
1 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) VMS
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 5 (20.00%) CRM
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) Product Management
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (8.00%) QMS
4 2 (8.00%) Analytics
4 2 (8.00%) BDD
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) TDD
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Process Management
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) ABAP
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) SAP
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle