Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 50 60
Rank change year-on-year -16 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 20 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.13% 2.63% 1.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 24.39% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 10
Coventry median daily rate £450 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £289 £240 £279
90th Percentile £749 £455 £541
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £405
% change year-on-year +14.29% -13.58% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Coventry median hourly rate - - £30.00
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.36 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -38.02% +64.37%

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 80 82 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 8.53% 10.79% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 96
Coventry median daily rate £425 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.54% -2.81%
10th Percentile £279 £256 £264
90th Percentile £645 £494 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Coventry median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -12.90% -61.25%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £14.50 £59.50 £31.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00% +25.00%

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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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) Selenium
4 6 (30.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) GitHub
6 4 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.00%) API Testing
7 3 (15.00%) User Experience
7 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.00%) Confluence
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation

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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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) GitHub
2 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.00%) Hudson
6 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (10.00%) UI Developer
4 2 (10.00%) UI/UX Developer
4 2 (10.00%) UX Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) API Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) CRM
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C#
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GDPR
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Freshdesk
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) PlateSpin
3 1 (5.00%) HP