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 22 June 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 34 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.81% 3.21% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.76% 28.89% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 5
Median daily rate £275 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +61.29% -58.38%  

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 17 45 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 6.91% 11.11% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 37 14
Median daily rate £375 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -4.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -55.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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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 Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (20.00%) SOAP
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (13.33%) Contract Management
4 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (13.33%) JMeter
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (6.67%) SAP ALE
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (6.67%) SAP PI
5 1 (6.67%) WebDriver

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Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JMeter
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) NWDS
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Procurement Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Procurement Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Public Sector Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Data Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Support Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) BAPI
2 1 (6.67%) IDoc
2 1 (6.67%) JDBC
2 1 (6.67%) SAP ALE
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (6.67%) SAP PI
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (6.67%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Contract Management
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) ABAP
2 1 (6.67%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe