Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 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 > Warwickshire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 39 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 18 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 3.34% 2.86% 1.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.66% 18.75% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 5
Warwickshire median daily rate £395 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £272 £308
90th Percentile £488 £491 £485
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 4
Warwickshire median hourly rate - - £32.25
West Midlands median hourly rate - £10.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year - -67.11% +52.03%

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 73 96 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 13.54% 15.26% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 52 94
Warwickshire median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £260 £178 £219
90th Percentile £571 £486 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Warwickshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -44.62% +3.37%
10th Percentile £14.44 £17.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £19.30 £18.50 £43.75
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 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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 +4 6 £325 - 2
Atherstone - 3 £475 -
Nuneaton -1 2 - - 2
Rugby - 2 - - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £473 - 1
Leamington Spa - 1 £300 - 4
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West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 4 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (16.67%) CA
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
5 2 (11.11%) PKI
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Management
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
5 2 (11.11%) Data Governance
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (11.11%) Games
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) JMeter
5 2 (11.11%) .NET
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) Windows

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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 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
1 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.11%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JMeter
1 2 (11.11%) NeoLoad
2 1 (5.56%) Gatling
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) QA Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) UI Developer
3 2 (11.11%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (11.11%) UX Developer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.56%) QA Manual Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 2 (11.11%) PKI
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
1 2 (11.11%) Xbox
2 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
5 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma
5 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 13485
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) CA