The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Berkshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 72 51 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.86% 2.10% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.73% 27.42% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 49
Average daily rate
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£345 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £228 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +400.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
220 186 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.75% 7.67% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 71 108
Average daily rate £400 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £199 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
Average hourly rate £17.07 £24.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.32% +42.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £16.75 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.53 £45.00 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%
QA
South East

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

QA
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 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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 -6 12 £425 +9.67% 7
Bracknell +11 10 £200 - 3
Slough +7 10 £375 +87.96% 4
Maidenhead -2 7 - - 6
Newbury 0 1 £243 -15.65% 5
Wokingham - 1 £275 -
Ascot - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 3
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 34 (26.15%) Telecoms
2 25 (19.23%) Project Management
3 24 (18.46%) Finance
4 19 (14.62%) Scrum
4 19 (14.62%) Java
4 19 (14.62%) Release Management
5 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
6 17 (13.08%) HTML
6 17 (13.08%) Mobile App
7 16 (12.31%) Degree
8 15 (11.54%) MS Office
8 15 (11.54%) Web Services
8 15 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 15 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (10.77%) Software Testing
9 14 (10.77%) Apple iOS
10 13 (10.00%) Selenium
10 13 (10.00%) Wireless
10 13 (10.00%) XML
11 12 (9.23%) .NET
11 12 (9.23%) JavaScript
11 12 (9.23%) SQL
11 12 (9.23%) Content Management
11 12 (9.23%) Test Scripting
12 11 (8.46%) ISTQB
12 11 (8.46%) Workflow
12 11 (8.46%) Configuration Management
12 11 (8.46%) CRM
12 11 (8.46%) E-Commerce

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.69%) CMS
2 9 (6.92%) IBM Notes
3 7 (5.38%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.62%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.08%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.77%) IIS
6 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.77%) Apache
6 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.54%) MS Office
3 8 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (5.38%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.08%) MS Project
6 3 (2.31%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.77%) Blender
7 1 (0.77%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.77%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) SaaS
2 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) Wireless
2 9 (6.92%) LTE
3 7 (5.38%) WCDMA
4 6 (4.62%) GPRS
4 6 (4.62%) Internet
5 5 (3.85%) 2G
5 5 (3.85%) 3G
5 5 (3.85%) GSM
5 5 (3.85%) CDMA
6 4 (3.08%) 4G
7 3 (2.31%) HSPA
8 2 (1.54%) VoIP
8 2 (1.54%) DNS
8 2 (1.54%) ZigBee
8 2 (1.54%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.77%) LLU
9 1 (0.77%) NFC
9 1 (0.77%) RTP
9 1 (0.77%) RTSP
9 1 (0.77%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.31%) MySQL
3 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.54%) DB2
5 1 (0.77%) QlikView
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.77%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.77%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Selenium
2 5 (3.85%) WebDriver
2 5 (3.85%) TestDirector
3 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.08%) JUnit
3 4 (3.08%) Subversion
4 3 (2.31%) TestNG
4 3 (2.31%) Ranorex
4 3 (2.31%) Ant
4 3 (2.31%) WinRunner
5 2 (1.54%) Maven
5 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.54%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.54%) Robotium
6 1 (0.77%) JIRA
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (26.15%) Telecoms
2 24 (18.46%) Finance
3 10 (7.69%) Retail
4 8 (6.15%) Publishing
4 8 (6.15%) Marketing
5 5 (3.85%) Billing
6 4 (3.08%) German Language
7 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.54%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.54%) Games
8 2 (1.54%) Electronics
8 2 (1.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.77%) Local Government
9 1 (0.77%) Front Office
9 1 (0.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (15.38%) Analyst
2 11 (8.46%) Architect
2 11 (8.46%) Project Manager
3 9 (6.92%) Developer
4 8 (6.15%) Business Analyst
5 6 (4.62%) Applications Manager
5 6 (4.62%) Release Manager
5 6 (4.62%) Test Engineer
5 6 (4.62%) Test Analyst
5 6 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (4.62%) Quality Manager
6 5 (3.85%) QA Manager
6 5 (3.85%) Consultant
7 4 (3.08%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (3.08%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.08%) Test Consultant
7 4 (3.08%) QA Engineer
7 4 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.08%) Project Planner
7 4 (3.08%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.08%) HTML
2 15 (11.54%) Web Services
3 13 (10.00%) XML
4 12 (9.23%) .NET
5 10 (7.69%) jQuery
6 8 (6.15%) HTML5
7 7 (5.38%) CSS
7 7 (5.38%) SOAP
8 6 (4.62%) J2EE
8 6 (4.62%) REST
8 6 (4.62%) JSON
9 5 (3.85%) Ajax
9 5 (3.85%) Sencha Touch
9 5 (3.85%) CSS3
9 5 (3.85%) Spring
10 4 (3.08%) Struts
10 4 (3.08%) Struts2
11 2 (1.54%) Flash
11 2 (1.54%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.54%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.08%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.85%) Smartphone
2 5 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.31%) Open Source
3 3 (2.31%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.54%) Replication
4 2 (1.54%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.54%) Handset
4 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.54%) FMCG
5 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.77%) iSeries
5 1 (0.77%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.77%) iPad
5 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.77%) Apple iOS
2 11 (8.46%) Windows
3 7 (5.38%) Android
4 5 (3.85%) Linux
5 3 (2.31%) UNIX
6 2 (1.54%) Solaris
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.77%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) Project Management
2 19 (14.62%) Scrum
2 19 (14.62%) Release Management
3 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.77%) Software Testing
5 12 (9.23%) Content Management
5 12 (9.23%) Test Scripting
6 11 (8.46%) Workflow
6 11 (8.46%) Configuration Management
6 11 (8.46%) CRM
6 11 (8.46%) E-Commerce
7 10 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.15%) Validation
8 8 (6.15%) Test Automation
8 8 (6.15%) Time Management
9 7 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.38%) Change Control
9 7 (5.38%) MVC
9 7 (5.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.62%) Java
2 12 (9.23%) JavaScript
2 12 (9.23%) SQL
3 8 (6.15%) C#
4 5 (3.85%) VB
4 5 (3.85%) Perl
4 5 (3.85%) Python
5 4 (3.08%) Ruby
6 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.54%) VBScript
7 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.54%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.77%) Lua
8 1 (0.77%) Korn
8 1 (0.77%) XPath
8 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.77%) Groovy
8 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.77%) AWK
Qualifications
1 16 (12.31%) Degree
2 11 (8.46%) ISTQB
2 11 (8.46%) ISEB
3 8 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.54%) HND
6 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.77%) PMP
7 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.77%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) GMP
4 1 (0.77%) TickIT
4 1 (0.77%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.62%) Netcool
2 6 (4.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (4.62%) Tivoli
2 6 (4.62%) Netcool/Webtop
3 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.77%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 15 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (7.69%) HP
3 9 (6.92%) Lotus
4 8 (6.15%) Apple
4 8 (6.15%) Metastorm
5 6 (4.62%) Oracle
6 5 (3.85%) Sencha
7 4 (3.08%) Cisco
8 3 (2.31%) VMware
8 3 (2.31%) SAP
8 3 (2.31%) Nokia
8 3 (2.31%) Nortel
8 3 (2.31%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.54%) IBM
9 2 (1.54%) Remedy
9 2 (1.54%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.77%) Unica
10 1 (0.77%) Agilent
10 1 (0.77%) Endeca
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