Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 31 41
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 22 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 4.17% 3.88% 2.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.43% 20.75% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 4
Warwickshire median daily rate £400 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -0.58% +11.26%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £296
90th Percentile £500 £528 £560
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% -9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Warwickshire median hourly rate - - £30.20
West Midlands median hourly rate - £16.21 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -42.11% +64.37%

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 70 106 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 13.28% 18.69% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 91
Warwickshire median daily rate £450 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -1.94%
10th Percentile £271 £307 £238
90th Percentile £538 £491 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 14
Warwickshire median hourly rate £17.50 £50.50 £31.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.35% +61.85% -0.76%
10th Percentile £15.66 £50.25 £18.00
90th Percentile £45.70 £50.75 £43.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.51% -26.00% +17.58%

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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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -8 8 £475 -
Atherstone +5 4 £468 -18.70%
Rugby - 3 £400 -
Nuneaton -2 1 - - 2
Leamington Spa - 1 £300 - 1
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
3 4 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.64%) CA
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) Retail
5 2 (9.09%) Information Management
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium
5 2 (9.09%) Release Management
5 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Games
5 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Windows
5 2 (9.09%) .NET
5 2 (9.09%) HP UFT

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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 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 2 (9.09%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
1 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.55%) Gatling
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) JMeter
2 1 (4.55%) NeoLoad
2 1 (4.55%) TestPartner
2 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Games
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) QA Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) QA Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Quality Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Release Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) Xbox
2 1 (4.55%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
3 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (9.09%) Data Governance
5 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (9.09%) Release Management
5 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
5 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 13485
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) CA
2 2 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards