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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 36 27
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 0.70% 1.03% 1.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.70% 9.62% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £300 £399 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.76% -20.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 23 52 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 8.07% 10.72% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 35 11
Median daily rate £325 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.13% +25.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £251 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £595 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% -48.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.00 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £15.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warwickshire citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leamington Spa - 1 - - 1
Nuneaton - 1 £300 -
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 9 (52.94%) Project Management
2 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
5 4 (23.53%) Guidewire
6 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
7 2 (11.76%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) Automotive
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
8 1 (5.88%) PMI
8 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
8 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio

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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 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (5.88%) VersionOne
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) QA Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Quality Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Infotainment
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Project Management
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Coaching
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
1 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) COBIT
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Guidewire
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (5.88%) Computacenter
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle