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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 83 60
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -23
Contract jobs citing QA 97 47 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.45% 1.73% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.93% 28.31% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 45
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -32.63%
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
237 166 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.43% 6.10% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 99 78
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Average hourly rate £26.00 £113.50 £11.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.09% +872.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £113.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £124.70 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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 +2 25 £355 -21.11% 29
Slough +15 20 £263 -40.40% 5
Bracknell +20 16 £385 +55.55% 9
Newbury -6 7 £300 +11.11% 8
Maidenhead +14 4 £400 - 5
Windsor - 3 - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 48 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.03%) Telecoms
3 35 (21.21%) Java
4 30 (18.18%) Project Management
5 29 (17.58%) Selenium
6 28 (16.97%) SQL
7 24 (14.55%) Degree
7 24 (14.55%) WebDriver
8 21 (12.73%) Finance
9 20 (12.12%) JavaScript
10 19 (11.52%) Oracle
11 18 (10.91%) HTML
11 18 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
12 16 (9.70%) Test Automation
13 15 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 15 (9.09%) OO
14 14 (8.48%) C#
14 14 (8.48%) Scrum
15 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (7.88%) MS Office
15 13 (7.88%) XML
15 13 (7.88%) ITIL
15 13 (7.88%) JSON
16 12 (7.27%) User Experience
16 12 (7.27%) PRINCE2
16 12 (7.27%) SOAP
16 12 (7.27%) Linux
17 11 (6.67%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 7 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.64%) IIS
3 3 (1.82%) Apache
3 3 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.61%) SAS
4 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (7.88%) MS Office
2 11 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.21%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.61%) MS Project
5 1 (0.61%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.42%) SaaS
2 2 (1.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.45%) RNC
2 8 (4.85%) SAN
2 8 (4.85%) NAS
3 6 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.64%) Wireless
4 3 (1.82%) 2G
4 3 (1.82%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.82%) Network Security
4 3 (1.82%) LTE
4 3 (1.82%) Firewall
4 3 (1.82%) GSM
4 3 (1.82%) UMTS
5 2 (1.21%) 3G
5 2 (1.21%) WiMAX
5 2 (1.21%) 4G
5 2 (1.21%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.61%) RTSP
6 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.61%) ATM
6 1 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.64%) SQL Server
1 6 (3.64%) InterSystems Cache
2 5 (3.03%) MySQL
3 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.82%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.82%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.21%) DB2
5 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.61%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 29 (17.58%) Selenium
2 24 (14.55%) WebDriver
3 9 (5.45%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.64%) JIRA
5 5 (3.03%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.03%) TestPartner
6 2 (1.21%) Xcode
6 2 (1.21%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.21%) Appium
6 2 (1.21%) Robolectric
6 2 (1.21%) RSpec
6 2 (1.21%) JBehave
6 2 (1.21%) Calabash
7 1 (0.61%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.61%) JUnit
General
1 38 (23.03%) Telecoms
2 21 (12.73%) Finance
3 7 (4.24%) Retail
3 7 (4.24%) Marketing
4 5 (3.03%) Legal
5 3 (1.82%) Billing
6 2 (1.21%) French Language
6 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.21%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
7 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 35 (21.21%) Analyst
2 20 (12.12%) Developer
3 19 (11.52%) Test Analyst
4 17 (10.30%) Tester
5 14 (8.48%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.06%) Test Manager
7 9 (5.45%) Consultant
8 7 (4.24%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) Management Consultant
8 7 (4.24%) QA Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) Amdocs Consultant
9 6 (3.64%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Software Tester
9 6 (3.64%) QA Tester
10 5 (3.03%) QA Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Architect
10 5 (3.03%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.03%) Test Leader
11 4 (2.42%) Designer
11 4 (2.42%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.91%) HTML
2 13 (7.88%) XML
2 13 (7.88%) JSON
3 12 (7.27%) SOAP
4 11 (6.67%) Web Services
4 11 (6.67%) .NET
4 11 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 10 (6.06%) J2EE
6 9 (5.45%) WPF
7 8 (4.85%) jQuery
7 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET
7 8 (4.85%) CSS
8 7 (4.24%) Ajax
8 7 (4.24%) WCF
8 7 (4.24%) HTML5
9 6 (3.64%) REST
9 6 (3.64%) CSS3
9 6 (3.64%) Middleware
10 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.82%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.27%) User Experience
3 11 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.82%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.21%) iPad
7 2 (1.21%) iPhone
7 2 (1.21%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.21%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) FMCG
8 1 (0.61%) DTV
8 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) Handset
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Open Source
8 1 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.27%) Linux
2 8 (4.85%) Android
2 8 (4.85%) UNIX
2 8 (4.85%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.64%) Windows
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) HPUX
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.18%) Project Management
3 18 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (9.70%) Test Automation
5 15 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 15 (9.09%) OO
6 14 (8.48%) Scrum
7 13 (7.88%) ITIL
7 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (7.27%) PRINCE2
9 11 (6.67%) Test Management
9 11 (6.67%) Test Strategy
10 10 (6.06%) BDD
10 10 (6.06%) Code Coverage
10 10 (6.06%) Workflow
11 9 (5.45%) Regression Testing
11 9 (5.45%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.45%) Unit Testing
11 9 (5.45%) Workflow Management
12 8 (4.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.21%) Java
2 28 (16.97%) SQL
3 20 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 14 (8.48%) C#
5 7 (4.24%) Ruby
6 6 (3.64%) C++
6 6 (3.64%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.64%) MUMPS
7 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.03%) Python
7 5 (3.03%) Perl
7 5 (3.03%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.42%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.82%) VBScript
10 2 (1.21%) C
10 2 (1.21%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.61%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.61%) ABAP
11 1 (0.61%) XPath
11 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (14.55%) Degree
2 9 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.24%) ISEB
4 5 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.42%) VCP4
5 4 (2.42%) PMP
5 4 (2.42%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.82%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.61%) AAT
7 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) HNC
7 1 (0.61%) HND
7 1 (0.61%) ACCA
7 1 (0.61%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.82%) SLA
1 3 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.61%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Control-M
2 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.52%) Oracle
2 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.45%) Ericsson
3 9 (5.45%) Amdocs
4 8 (4.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (3.64%) InterSystems
6 5 (3.03%) Hitachi
6 5 (3.03%) SAP
7 4 (2.42%) Remedy
8 3 (1.82%) Sencha
8 3 (1.82%) BMC
8 3 (1.82%) Apple
9 2 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.21%) Nortel
9 2 (1.21%) Informatica
9 2 (1.21%) Nokia
9 2 (1.21%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.21%) HP
9 2 (1.21%) Telerik
9 2 (1.21%) Huawei
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day + ASAP
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidenhead
Church International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Media
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £307.12 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £130.12 per week
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £221.25 per week
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £175.12 per week
Posted: 22 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 22 days ago