The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 82 71
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 78 51 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.16% 1.95% 2.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.67% 24.52% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 28
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£330 £293 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £180 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £10.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
QA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
225 208 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.11% 7.95% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 72 76
Average daily rate £375 £318 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £182 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Average hourly rate £24.00 £14.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.51% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £11.20 £9.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £20.46 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%

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 21 October 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 21 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
Slough +20 26 £375 +25.00% 2
Reading +1 23 £318 +5.83% 8
Bracknell - 10 £318 - 4
Maidenhead - 4 - - 3
Newbury - - - - 3
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (22.67%) SQL
1 34 (22.67%) Telecoms
2 30 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.33%) Finance
4 28 (18.67%) .NET
5 27 (18.00%) Project Management
6 24 (16.00%) Java
7 21 (14.00%) JavaScript
8 20 (13.33%) HTML
9 19 (12.67%) Degree
10 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
11 17 (11.33%) IIS
12 16 (10.67%) Wireless
12 16 (10.67%) Software Testing
13 15 (10.00%) Selenium
14 14 (9.33%) MVC
14 14 (9.33%) C#
14 14 (9.33%) J2EE
14 14 (9.33%) Oracle
15 13 (8.67%) HP
15 13 (8.67%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (8.67%) Release Management
15 13 (8.67%) User Experience
16 12 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (8.00%) Computer Science
16 12 (8.00%) TeamCity
16 12 (8.00%) OO
16 12 (8.00%) CRM
16 12 (8.00%) Retail
17 11 (7.33%) Hibernate

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 17 (11.33%) IIS
2 9 (6.00%) IBM Notes
3 8 (5.33%) CMS
4 5 (3.33%) Apache
5 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.67%) Magnolia
6 2 (1.33%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.67%) JBoss
7 1 (0.67%) WordPress
7 1 (0.67%) Confluence
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (6.00%) MS Office
2 8 (5.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Blender
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.67%) Pivotal CRM
3 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.67%) Wireless
2 10 (6.67%) LTE
3 8 (5.33%) 2G
3 8 (5.33%) GSM
4 7 (4.67%) 3G
5 6 (4.00%) GPRS
6 5 (3.33%) 4G
6 5 (3.33%) CDMA
6 5 (3.33%) WCDMA
7 4 (2.67%) UMTS
7 4 (2.67%) NAS
8 3 (2.00%) SAN
8 3 (2.00%) Internet
9 2 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.33%) DNS
9 2 (1.33%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.67%) NFC
10 1 (0.67%) HSPA
10 1 (0.67%) WiMAX
10 1 (0.67%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.67%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.33%) MySQL
4 4 (2.67%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.00%) DB2
6 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.67%) DataStage
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.67%) QlikView
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (10.00%) Selenium
2 12 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 10 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 10 (6.67%) MSBuild
4 4 (2.67%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.67%) JUnit
4 4 (2.67%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.00%) TestNG
5 3 (2.00%) TestLink
6 2 (1.33%) Ant
6 2 (1.33%) JBehave
6 2 (1.33%) Subversion
6 2 (1.33%) Maven
6 2 (1.33%) JIRA
6 2 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.67%) JMeter
7 1 (0.67%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.67%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (22.67%) Telecoms
2 29 (19.33%) Finance
3 12 (8.00%) Retail
4 7 (4.67%) Marketing
5 5 (3.33%) Billing
5 5 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.67%) German Language
7 2 (1.33%) Electronics
7 2 (1.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
8 1 (0.67%) Local Government
8 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 33 (22.00%) Analyst
2 20 (13.33%) Developer
3 11 (7.33%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 9 (6.00%) .NET Developer
6 7 (4.67%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (4.67%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.67%) Applications Developer
6 7 (4.67%) Quality Manager
6 7 (4.67%) Designer
7 6 (4.00%) .NET Applications Developer
7 6 (4.00%) QA Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Architect
7 6 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 5 (3.33%) Consultant
8 5 (3.33%) Release Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.33%) QA Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) QA Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.67%) .NET
2 20 (13.33%) HTML
3 14 (9.33%) J2EE
4 11 (7.33%) Web Services
4 11 (7.33%) Hibernate
5 9 (6.00%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.00%) jQuery
6 8 (5.33%) WCF
6 8 (5.33%) SOAP
7 7 (4.67%) WPF
7 7 (4.67%) JSON
7 7 (4.67%) REST
8 6 (4.00%) XML
8 6 (4.00%) HTML5
9 4 (2.67%) Spring
9 4 (2.67%) Ajax
9 4 (2.67%) CSS
10 3 (2.00%) JSP
10 3 (2.00%) Servlets
10 3 (2.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.67%) User Experience
2 12 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.00%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.33%) Open Source
7 2 (1.33%) FMCG
7 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.33%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.67%) iPad
8 1 (0.67%) Kindle
8 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.67%) NHS
8 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.67%) DTV
8 1 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.00%) Windows
1 6 (4.00%) Linux
2 3 (2.00%) Android
2 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.00%) UNIX
3 1 (0.67%) FreeBSD
3 1 (0.67%) zOS
3 1 (0.67%) AIX
3 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.00%) Project Management
3 16 (10.67%) Software Testing
4 14 (9.33%) MVC
5 13 (8.67%) Release Management
6 12 (8.00%) OO
6 12 (8.00%) CRM
7 11 (7.33%) E-Commerce
7 11 (7.33%) Scrum
8 10 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 9 (6.00%) Test Scripting
9 9 (6.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (6.00%) Workflow
10 8 (5.33%) Service Management
10 8 (5.33%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.33%) Business Analysis
10 8 (5.33%) Test Management
10 8 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.67%) SQL
2 24 (16.00%) Java
3 21 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.33%) C#
5 11 (7.33%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.33%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.33%) VBScript
6 8 (5.33%) Python
7 7 (4.67%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.67%) Perl
8 6 (4.00%) Ruby
9 5 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.67%) VB
10 4 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.00%) C++
12 1 (0.67%) COBOL
12 1 (0.67%) C
12 1 (0.67%) PHP
12 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (12.67%) Degree
2 9 (6.00%) ISEB
3 8 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.33%) HND
6 1 (0.67%) CCNA
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) AAT
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PMP
6 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.67%) ACCA
6 1 (0.67%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.33%) GMP
3 2 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.67%) Firmware
1 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.67%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.00%) Netcool/Webtop
3 6 (4.00%) Netcool
3 6 (4.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.67%) Control-M
4 1 (0.67%) Nagios
4 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 14 (9.33%) Oracle
2 13 (8.67%) HP
2 13 (8.67%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (6.00%) Lotus
4 8 (5.33%) Metastorm
5 7 (4.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.67%) Ericsson
6 4 (2.67%) Nokia
7 3 (2.00%) Hitachi
7 3 (2.00%) Nortel
7 3 (2.00%) Cisco
7 3 (2.00%) Remedy
8 2 (1.33%) Huawei
8 2 (1.33%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.67%) SAP
9 1 (0.67%) IBM
9 1 (0.67%) Sun
9 1 (0.67%) Intel
9 1 (0.67%) Citrix
9 1 (0.67%) Software AG
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