Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 45 56
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 17 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.04% 1.96% 2.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.73% 20.31% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 16
Coventry median daily rate £425 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.78% -14.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £276 £208 £316
90th Percentile £725 £565 £498
West Midlands median daily rate £381 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +17.31% -7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £10.00 £8.50
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -70.69%

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 82 64 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 9.83% 9.67% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 83
Coventry median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £129 £286
90th Percentile £675 £540 £497
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Coventry median hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +1.85% -64.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £15.13 £21.28 £15.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.44 £16.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year -12.48% -7.04% -43.54%

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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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018, 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 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Selenium
3 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (23.53%) Confluence
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 3 (17.65%) Velocity
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) System Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) MySQL
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
6 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
7 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.76%) Hudson
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform

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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 4 (23.53%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
4 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
5 2 (11.76%) Bugzilla
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) Hudson
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) QA Tester
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) QA Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Digital Transformation
5 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (11.76%) UI Developer
5 2 (11.76%) UI/UX Developer
5 2 (11.76%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
1 3 (17.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Native
3 2 (11.76%) User Experience
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) A/B Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.76%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
1 2 (11.76%) GCP
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Google
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter