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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 72 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 63 46 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.48% 1.82% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.24% 21.70% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 23 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £180 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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
184 212 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.25% 8.38% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 97 70
Average daily rate £355 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% +20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +11 19 £355 +20.85% 13
Slough +2 9 £315 -21.25% 2
Bracknell -2 7 £413 +3.12% 2
Maidenhead +7 3 £350 -
Newbury 0 2 £338 -32.50%
Thatcham - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (26.75%) Telecoms
2 41 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.38%) Selenium
4 27 (17.20%) Test Scripting
5 26 (16.56%) Project Management
6 25 (15.92%) Java
6 25 (15.92%) Test Automation
7 24 (15.29%) WebDriver
8 22 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (12.74%) Degree
10 19 (12.10%) Finance
10 19 (12.10%) Scrum
10 19 (12.10%) Test Strategy
11 18 (11.46%) SQL
11 18 (11.46%) XML
11 18 (11.46%) ISEB
12 17 (10.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (10.19%) Microsoft
13 16 (10.19%) E-Commerce
13 16 (10.19%) MS Office
13 16 (10.19%) C#
14 15 (9.55%) ITIL
15 14 (8.92%) PRINCE2
15 14 (8.92%) HTML
15 14 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (8.92%) Security Cleared
15 14 (8.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (8.28%) BDD
17 12 (7.64%) ISTQB
17 12 (7.64%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.91%) CMS
4 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.64%) SAS
5 1 (0.64%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.64%) Confluence
5 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (10.19%) MS Office
2 12 (7.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.64%) SPSS
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.64%) Unica
2 1 (0.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) SaaS
2 2 (1.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.10%) RNC
2 6 (3.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.55%) Wireless
4 3 (1.91%) SAN
4 3 (1.91%) Firewall
4 3 (1.91%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.91%) Network Security
4 3 (1.91%) NAS
5 2 (1.27%) RTSP
6 1 (0.64%) ATM
6 1 (0.64%) GSM
6 1 (0.64%) LAN
6 1 (0.64%) SMS
6 1 (0.64%) UMTS
6 1 (0.64%) WAN
6 1 (0.64%) FTP
6 1 (0.64%) 3G
6 1 (0.64%) 2G
6 1 (0.64%) WiMAX
6 1 (0.64%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) InterSystems Cache
3 4 (2.55%) DB2
4 3 (1.91%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.27%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (20.38%) Selenium
2 24 (15.29%) WebDriver
3 11 (7.01%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.82%) JIRA
5 5 (3.18%) TestPartner
5 5 (3.18%) JBehave
6 3 (1.91%) Subversion
7 2 (1.27%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.27%) RSpec
7 2 (1.27%) Calabash
7 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.27%) Appium
7 2 (1.27%) Robolectric
7 2 (1.27%) Xcode
7 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.64%) JUnit
8 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.64%) IntelliJ
General
1 42 (26.75%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.10%) Finance
3 9 (5.73%) Retail
4 8 (5.10%) Marketing
5 6 (3.82%) Billing
6 5 (3.18%) Legal
7 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.91%) Electronics
8 3 (1.91%) Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Automotive
9 1 (0.64%) Games
9 1 (0.64%) French Language
9 1 (0.64%) German Language
9 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 31 (19.75%) Analyst
2 25 (15.92%) Tester
3 20 (12.74%) Test Analyst
4 16 (10.19%) Test Leader
5 15 (9.55%) Project Manager
6 12 (7.64%) Developer
7 10 (6.37%) Test Manager
7 10 (6.37%) Architect
8 9 (5.73%) Consultant
8 9 (5.73%) Software Tester
9 8 (5.10%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.10%) QA Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) Management Consultant
10 7 (4.46%) Amdocs Consultant
10 7 (4.46%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.82%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.18%) Business Analyst
13 4 (2.55%) User Experience Architect
13 4 (2.55%) Automation Engineer
13 4 (2.55%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.46%) XML
2 14 (8.92%) HTML
3 12 (7.64%) Web Services
4 10 (6.37%) .NET
5 8 (5.10%) SOAP
6 7 (4.46%) WPF
6 7 (4.46%) JSON
7 6 (3.82%) Gherkin
7 6 (3.82%) J2EE
8 5 (3.18%) Flash
8 5 (3.18%) HTML5
9 4 (2.55%) CSS
10 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.91%) Sencha Touch
10 3 (1.91%) CSS3
10 3 (1.91%) jQuery
10 3 (1.91%) RESTful
11 2 (1.27%) WCF
11 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.27%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.01%) User Experience
3 9 (5.73%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.55%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.91%) DTV
5 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) iPhone
6 2 (1.27%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.27%) iPad
6 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.27%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) Handset
6 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) EPoS
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.37%) UNIX
2 9 (5.73%) Android
3 8 (5.10%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.10%) Linux
4 6 (3.82%) Windows
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.64%) HPUX
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.20%) Test Scripting
3 26 (16.56%) Project Management
4 25 (15.92%) Test Automation
5 19 (12.10%) Scrum
5 19 (12.10%) Test Strategy
6 17 (10.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (10.19%) E-Commerce
8 15 (9.55%) ITIL
9 14 (8.92%) PRINCE2
9 14 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (8.28%) BDD
11 11 (7.01%) Service Management
11 11 (7.01%) Integration Testing
12 10 (6.37%) Release Management
12 10 (6.37%) Workflow
12 10 (6.37%) TDD
12 10 (6.37%) Change Management
12 10 (6.37%) Regression Testing
13 9 (5.73%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.92%) Java
2 18 (11.46%) SQL
3 16 (10.19%) C#
4 11 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.82%) MUMPS
6 3 (1.91%) Ruby
7 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.27%) Python
7 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.27%) C
8 1 (0.64%) C++
8 1 (0.64%) ABAP
8 1 (0.64%) PHP
8 1 (0.64%) PeopleCode
8 1 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (12.74%) Degree
2 18 (11.46%) ISEB
3 14 (8.92%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (7.64%) ISTQB
5 11 (7.01%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.18%) PMP
6 5 (3.18%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.64%) HNC
9 1 (0.64%) HND
9 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) Netcool
3 1 (0.64%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 16 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.01%) HP
2 11 (7.01%) Oracle
3 9 (5.73%) Amdocs
4 8 (5.10%) Remedy
4 8 (5.10%) Ericsson
4 8 (5.10%) SAP
5 7 (4.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (3.82%) InterSystems
7 4 (2.55%) Capita
8 3 (1.91%) BMC
8 3 (1.91%) Apple
8 3 (1.91%) Sencha
9 2 (1.27%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.27%) Telerik
9 2 (1.27%) FatWire
9 2 (1.27%) VMware
9 2 (1.27%) Infovista
9 2 (1.27%) Adobe
10 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
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