The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Warwickshire
Rank 28 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 11 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 3.02% 3.23% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.64% 32.14% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £575 £395 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.56% -3.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £26.00 - £31.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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 Warwickshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
56 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 15.38% 10.04% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 15
Median daily rate £450 £375 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £350 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £434 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -33.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Warwickshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Warwickshire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Warwickshire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Atherstone - 2 - -
Warwick -9 1 - - 1
Leamington Spa - 1 - - 1
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (42.11%) Project Management
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Automotive
3 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Web Development
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 3 (15.79%) Drupal
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
5 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
5 3 (15.79%) PaaS
5 3 (15.79%) Android
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) SEO
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) LAMP
5 3 (15.79%) CSS
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) PHP
5 3 (15.79%) MySQL
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
5 3 (15.79%) GitHub
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire 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 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
1 3 (15.79%) Drupal
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) GitHub
1 3 (15.79%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
General
1 7 (36.84%) Automotive
2 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) QA Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (10.53%) ERP Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) ERP Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Quality Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
1 3 (15.79%) Drush
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Android
1 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
3 4 (21.05%) Web Development
4 3 (15.79%) API Integration
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (15.79%) ERP
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) SEO
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Google
1 1 (5.26%) Guidewire