Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 42 61
Rank change year-on-year -26 +19 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 11 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.25% 2.59% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.47% 25.00% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 15
Coventry median daily rate £375 £375 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.48% -5.64%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £316
90th Percentile £539 £570 £546
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £369
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.08% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £10.00 £25.01
% change year-on-year - -60.01% +25.04%

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 76 76 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 8.61% 10.35% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 54 104
Coventry median daily rate £413 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -1.56%
10th Percentile £275 £143 £306
90th Percentile £600 £540 £544
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +0.97% +3.00% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Coventry median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% -62.96%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £14.50 £20.90 £20.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% -30.00% -20.48%

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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 18 November 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 18 November 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 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Hudson
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
3 2 (18.18%) A/B Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation
4 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (9.09%) Sequence Diagram
4 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (9.09%) 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 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Hudson
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) UI Developer
2 2 (18.18%) UI/UX Developer
2 2 (18.18%) UX Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Database Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation
3 1 (9.09%) Product Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Product Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Workstream Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) A/B Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (9.09%) Product Management
4 1 (9.09%) Sequence Diagram
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Twitter