Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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 2017 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 > Warwickshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 47 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 19 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 3.04% 1.49% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.79% 10.57% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Warwickshire median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £330 £308 £313
90th Percentile £493 £485 £338
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £369 £400
% change year-on-year -5.08% -7.81% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Warwickshire median hourly rate - £32.25 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.87% +26.48%
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.00 £25.01 £20.00
% change year-on-year -60.01% +25.04% -40.39%

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 Warwickshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Warwickshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 96 123 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 15.38% 14.12% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 94 31
Warwickshire median daily rate £388 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +0.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £175 £225 £300
90th Percentile £475 £550 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £385
% change year-on-year +3.33% -2.60% +14.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 13
Warwickshire median hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.62% +3.37% +90.55%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.00 £24.69
90th Percentile £18.50 £43.75 £33.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -30.00% -20.48% +74.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Warwickshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Warwickshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Warwickshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Warwickshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Warwickshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Warwickshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Warwickshire

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Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Warwickshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick +14 4 - - 2
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Warwickshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (52.63%) CRM
1 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (42.11%) DevOps
3 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
3 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) Subversion
3 8 (42.11%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (36.84%) Web Services
5 5 (26.32%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (21.05%) User Experience
6 4 (21.05%) Android SDK
6 4 (21.05%) Android Development
6 4 (21.05%) Android
6 4 (21.05%) JSON
6 4 (21.05%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) RTSP
6 4 (21.05%) Flash
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
7 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
7 3 (15.79%) iOS SDK
7 3 (15.79%) iOS Development
7 3 (15.79%) Mobile Development
7 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (5.26%) Project Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (42.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.26%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Subversion
1 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Lead DevOps
3 4 (21.05%) Android Developer
4 3 (15.79%) iOS Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) Android SDK
2 4 (21.05%) Flash
2 4 (21.05%) JSON
2 4 (21.05%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) iOS SDK
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Android
2 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) CRM
1 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
2 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (42.11%) DevOps
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (21.05%) Android Development
5 3 (15.79%) iOS Development
5 3 (15.79%) Mobile Development
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Content Development
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Data Governance
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) hybris
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) SAP