Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 26 34
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 +12
Contract jobs citing QA 7 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 1.50% 3.95% 4.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.28% 27.85% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 9
Warwickshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £287
90th Percentile £456 £489 £490
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +4.43% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Warwickshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £10.00

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 43 79 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 9.23% 14.18% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 48 59
Warwickshire median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +8.97%
10th Percentile £315 £262 £205
90th Percentile £548 £553 £489
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.88% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Warwickshire median hourly rate - £17.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £21.79
% change year-on-year +34.62% -40.34% -12.84%

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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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 -6 5 £425 +6.25% 2
Atherstone +3 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Direct Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) QlikView
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 2 (28.57%) R
2 2 (28.57%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (28.57%) Tableau
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Insight
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Power BI
2 2 (28.57%) Looker
2 2 (28.57%) Propensity Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Segmentation
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Data-Driven Decision Making
2 2 (28.57%) Power Platform
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC

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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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Power Platform
2 1 (14.29%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Looker
1 2 (28.57%) Power BI
1 2 (28.57%) QlikView
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Customer Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Principal Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Strategy Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Analytics
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Customer Insight
1 2 (28.57%) Customer Segmentation
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
1 2 (28.57%) Data Visualisation
1 2 (28.57%) Data-Driven Decision Making
1 2 (28.57%) Direct Marketing
1 2 (28.57%) Propensity Modelling
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) R
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Tableau
2 1 (14.29%) Teradata