Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 43 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 21 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.63% 2.89% 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.83% 27.54% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 11
Coventry median daily rate £388 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.16% -14.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £240 £281 £169
90th Percentile £705 £499 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £379 £388 £368
% change year-on-year -2.32% +5.30% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Coventry median hourly rate - £30.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.36 £26.00 £12.77
% change year-on-year -33.25% +103.64% -59.39%

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 92 69 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 11.53% 10.50% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 42 57
Coventry median daily rate £413 £369 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.86% -0.34% +13.85%
10th Percentile £283 £226 £266
90th Percentile £675 £550 £477
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Coventry median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +49.25% +15.52% -18.31%

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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 May 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 21 May 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 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (28.57%) JIRA
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
4 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
5 4 (19.05%) DevOps
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Velocity
6 3 (14.29%) Google
6 3 (14.29%) MySQL
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) Python
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) GCP
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Docker
6 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
6 3 (14.29%) Cloud Native
6 3 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell

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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 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA
3 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
5 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Tester
3 3 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Transformation
4 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum Master
4 2 (9.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 3 (14.29%) Velocity
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Native
1 3 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (19.05%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (19.05%) BDD
3 4 (19.05%) DevOps
3 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) System Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) People Management
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) GCP
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) GDPR
2 1 (4.76%) IEC 62304
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 26262
2 1 (4.76%) MISRA
2 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Google
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle