The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 28 36 35
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing QA 13 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 3.57% 1.42% 1.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.71% 13.51% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Median daily rate £330 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 41 37 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 11.26% 10.51% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 16
Median daily rate £312 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.36% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £311 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £480 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.46 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Coventry

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Coventry

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Coventry over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Coventry

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Coventry

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Coventry region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (32.00%) Project Management
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (24.00%) SDLC
3 6 (24.00%) Java
3 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.00%) SOAP
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (16.00%) SAP
5 4 (16.00%) JMeter
5 4 (16.00%) Finance
6 3 (12.00%) Automotive
6 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Retail
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (12.00%) DevOps
6 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Selenium
7 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (8.00%) Product Management
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (8.00%) Coaching

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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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) GIS
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JMeter
1 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) NWDS
3 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Automotive
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Procurement Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Procurement Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Database Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Product Owner
5 2 (8.00%) Public Sector Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) QA Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Software Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) BAPI
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) JDBC
2 1 (4.00%) SAP ALE
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (4.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (4.00%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Project Management
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (24.00%) SDLC
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) Analytics
6 2 (8.00%) Coaching
6 2 (8.00%) Contract Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.00%) Product Management
6 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) User Stories
7 1 (4.00%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (4.00%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) ABAP
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (8.00%) ISEB
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) PMP
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle