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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 12 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.09% 1.10% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.53% 9.09% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £355 £625 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.20% +92.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £625 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £625 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
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
51 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 8.89% 12.05% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 15 6
Median daily rate £380 £650 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +160.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £387 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £680 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +142.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 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 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) ETL
6 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (20.00%) C#
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (16.00%) Selenium
7 4 (16.00%) .NET
7 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) Analytics
7 4 (16.00%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
8 3 (12.00%) Data Transformation
8 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.00%) XML
8 3 (12.00%) VMS
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.00%) MS Project
3 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) NAS
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (4.00%) Ant
5 1 (4.00%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (4.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) ETL Developer
4 4 (16.00%) QA Tester
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) RESTful
3 2 (8.00%) WCF
3 2 (8.00%) XSD
3 2 (8.00%) XSLT
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) DHTML
4 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Data Conversion
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) PMI
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) EPoS
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) VMS
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Scrum
3 7 (28.00%) ETL
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) Analytics
5 4 (16.00%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.00%) Data Transformation
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Use Case
7 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.00%) Data Management
7 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.00%) PMP
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Rally
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase