The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 110 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.081% 0.041% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.045% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£183 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.63% -4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 - -
QA Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2185 2206 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.04% 90.41% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1046 936
Average daily rate £375 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 52 90
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £28.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Analyst across the Berkshire region.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

QA Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst across the Berkshire region.

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 £190 - 1
Slough - 1 £175 -
QA Analyst
South East

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ExactTarget
3 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) DTV
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) ExactTarget
2 1 (20.00%) SAP