The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 120 131
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 0 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.26% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £354 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-15.51% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1881 2320 2580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.40% 92.14% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 1237 1281
Median daily rate £418 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 93 73
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Salesforce.com