Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 59 60
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 -21
Contract jobs citing QA 19 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.55% 2.18% 1.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.68% 17.04% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 6
Coventry median daily rate £375 £460 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.48% -5.64% +50.00%
10th Percentile £255 £316 £264
90th Percentile £570 £546 £631
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.00 £30.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year -67.11% +52.03% -40.39%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Coventry
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 77 135 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 10.32% 12.78% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 104 47
Coventry median daily rate £375 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.56% +11.89%
10th Percentile £144 £306 £260
90th Percentile £570 £544 £700
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.91% +14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
Coventry median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -62.96% +125.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.20 £21.10
90th Percentile £20.90 £20.50 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year -30.00% -9.40% +53.31%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 5 (26.32%) Change Management
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) PMO
5 3 (15.79%) Analytics
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Data Management
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.53%) Automotive
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
6 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (5.26%) Power BI
7 1 (5.26%) Business Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (5.26%) Ingenico
7 1 (5.26%) SDLC

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Power BI
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JMeter
1 1 (5.26%) JProfiler
1 1 (5.26%) JUnit
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) PMO Officer
2 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Change Manager
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Manager
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Relationships Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Ajax
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) Analytics
4 3 (15.79%) Data Management
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) PMO
2 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Ingenico
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) NCR
1 1 (5.26%) SAP