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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Warwickshire
Rank 25 31 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing QA 15 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 4.31% 1.54% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.74% 12.50% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £513 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.42% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £31.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% +4.79%  

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 69 40 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 19.83% 12.35% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 20
Median daily rate £381 £368 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.74% +11.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 12
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Warwickshire over the 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Warwick +2 4 £388 +3.33% 1
Atherstone - 3 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £600 -
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West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Project Management
3 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) Automotive
5 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (19.23%) Guidewire
6 5 (19.23%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing
7 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
7 4 (15.38%) Web Development
7 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (15.38%) SDLC
8 3 (11.54%) API Integration
8 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
8 3 (11.54%) Drush
8 3 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (11.54%) Drupal
8 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Android
8 3 (11.54%) Apache Solr
8 3 (11.54%) PaaS
8 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
8 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 3 (11.54%) GitHub
8 3 (11.54%) BDD
8 3 (11.54%) Git (software)

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Top Related 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 3 (11.54%) Apache Solr
1 3 (11.54%) Drupal
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) GitHub
1 3 (11.54%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (3.85%) VersionOne
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (26.92%) Automotive
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) QA Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Quality Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Data Centre Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (7.69%) ERP Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) ERP Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
1 3 (11.54%) Drush
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
1 3 (11.54%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) Infotainment
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Android
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Project Management
3 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
4 4 (15.38%) SDLC
4 4 (15.38%) Web Development
5 3 (11.54%) API Integration
5 3 (11.54%) BDD
5 3 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (11.54%) ERP
5 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
5 3 (11.54%) SEO
5 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Kanban
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.54%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PMO
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Guidewire
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (3.85%) Computacenter
3 1 (3.85%) Google
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