Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 63 55
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 20 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.65% 1.92% 1.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.69% 14.52% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 7
Coventry median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £240 £279 £169
90th Percentile £455 £541 £580
West Midlands median daily rate £356 £405 £405
% change year-on-year -12.04% - +24.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Coventry median hourly rate - £30.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.36 £28.00 £17.04
% change year-on-year -38.02% +64.37% -45.82%

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 81 124 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 10.73% 13.25% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 93 57
Coventry median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £257 £263 £243
90th Percentile £556 £550 £580
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £395
% change year-on-year +5.96% -4.43% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Coventry median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% -60.00% +77.78%
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.42% +38.89% -18.18%

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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 20 February 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 20 February 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 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) PMO
4 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Data Management
5 3 (15.00%) Banking
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Analytics
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (10.00%) Project Governance
6 2 (10.00%) People Management
6 2 (10.00%) Data Science
6 2 (10.00%) Automotive
6 2 (10.00%) Java
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (10.00%) Degree

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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 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) JProfiler
1 1 (5.00%) JUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Automotive
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) PMO Officer
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum Master
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) PMO Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Relationships Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Ajax
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) Flash
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Data Management
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Data Science
4 2 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.00%) People Management
4 2 (10.00%) Physics
4 2 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 2 (10.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) GDPR
2 1 (5.00%) IEC 62304
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 26262
2 1 (5.00%) MISRA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SAP