The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 126 138 135
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.081% 0.038% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.041% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +90.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £260 £388
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -32.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +75.00%
QA Engineer
South East

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
2246 2418 2654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.53% 91.76% 90.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 1134 968
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 91 102
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.65%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

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
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 Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014. 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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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 +23 1 £525 +10.52%
Slough - 1 £525 -
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (60.00%) CMMI
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) QMS
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) JBehave
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) JBehave
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
1 3 (60.00%) CMMI
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001