The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 78 57 76
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +19
Contract jobs citing QA 47 65 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.95% 2.53% 1.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.94% 32.18% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 23
Median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £260 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £454 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
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
262 202 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.89% 7.87% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 88 118
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +59.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £21.55 £23.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +19.04%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 17 £400 +12.67% 15
Maidenhead +3 6 £425 +21.42% 1
Slough +5 5 £425 +34.92% 2
Bracknell -11 4 £463 +12.12% 2
Wokingham - 3 £402 -
Newbury +2 1 - - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 32 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.69%) Project Management
3 19 (17.76%) Telecoms
4 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
5 16 (14.95%) Degree
6 15 (14.02%) Linux
6 15 (14.02%) Configuration Management
7 14 (13.08%) SharePoint
8 13 (12.15%) MS Project
8 13 (12.15%) Risk Management
8 13 (12.15%) Finance
9 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
10 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
10 11 (10.28%) Windows
10 11 (10.28%) Scrum
10 11 (10.28%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (10.28%) Waterfall
11 10 (9.35%) SDLC
11 10 (9.35%) Selenium
11 10 (9.35%) Automated Testing
11 10 (9.35%) Programme Management
11 10 (9.35%) Python
11 10 (9.35%) SQL
12 9 (8.41%) ITIL
12 9 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (8.41%) Open Source
13 8 (7.48%) Test Automation
13 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
13 8 (7.48%) SAP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (13.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.67%) CMS
3 3 (2.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.93%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.93%) JBoss
5 1 (0.93%) MTS
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (12.15%) MS Project
2 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.74%) MS Office
4 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.87%) FinancialForce.com
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.87%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.93%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.54%) H.323
1 7 (6.54%) Telepresence
2 4 (3.74%) DNS
3 3 (2.80%) 802.15
3 3 (2.80%) IPv6
3 3 (2.80%) NAS
3 3 (2.80%) SAN
3 3 (2.80%) ZigBee
4 2 (1.87%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.87%) LAN
4 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.87%) Value-Added Service
4 2 (1.87%) VoIP
4 2 (1.87%) WAN
4 2 (1.87%) WLAN
5 1 (0.93%) HTTP
5 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.93%) MVNO
5 1 (0.93%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.93%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) Power BI
3 1 (0.93%) GIS
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Selenium
2 7 (6.54%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.54%) WebDriver
3 5 (4.67%) JIRA
4 4 (3.74%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.80%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.87%) Maven
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.87%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.87%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.93%) JBehave
7 1 (0.93%) JMeter
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (17.76%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.15%) Finance
3 6 (5.61%) Marketing
4 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.74%) Publishing
5 3 (2.80%) Electronics
6 2 (1.87%) Billing
6 2 (1.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (13.08%) Project Manager
2 13 (12.15%) Analyst
3 10 (9.35%) Developer
4 8 (7.48%) IT Manager
4 8 (7.48%) Test Manager
5 7 (6.54%) Programme Manager
6 6 (5.61%) QA Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) IT Project Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Tester
8 4 (3.74%) Administrator
8 4 (3.74%) Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Applications Manager
9 3 (2.80%) Business Project Manager
9 3 (2.80%) IT Services Manager
9 3 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 3 (2.80%) Service Manager
9 3 (2.80%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) XML
2 7 (6.54%) HTML
2 7 (6.54%) Web Services
3 4 (3.74%) REST
4 3 (2.80%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.80%) CSS
4 3 (2.80%) SOAP
5 2 (1.87%) .NET
5 2 (1.87%) Apache Flex
5 2 (1.87%) J2EE
5 2 (1.87%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.93%) Java EE
6 1 (0.93%) JDBC
6 1 (0.93%) JSON
6 1 (0.93%) Middleware
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.93%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.61%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.67%) Economics
4 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.80%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 2 (1.87%) User Experience
6 2 (1.87%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.93%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.02%) Linux
2 11 (10.28%) Windows
3 6 (5.61%) Unix
4 2 (1.87%) NetWare
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.69%) Project Management
3 15 (14.02%) Configuration Management
4 13 (12.15%) Risk Management
5 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
5 11 (10.28%) Scrum
5 11 (10.28%) Waterfall
6 10 (9.35%) Automated Testing
6 10 (9.35%) Programme Management
6 10 (9.35%) SDLC
7 9 (8.41%) ITIL
7 9 (8.41%) Open Source
7 9 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (7.48%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.54%) TDD
10 6 (5.61%) Change Control
11 5 (4.67%) CRM
11 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) Python
1 10 (9.35%) SQL
2 7 (6.54%) Java
2 7 (6.54%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.87%) Apex Code
3 2 (1.87%) Groovy
3 2 (1.87%) Ruby
4 1 (0.93%) C
4 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Degree
2 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) ISEB
4 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.87%) CCNP
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) HND
7 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Docker
2 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) NFS
3 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.80%) Nagios
2 3 (2.80%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.48%) HP
2 8 (7.48%) SAP
3 7 (6.54%) Oracle
4 4 (3.74%) Progress
4 4 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.80%) Adobe
5 3 (2.80%) Remedy
6 2 (1.87%) BMC
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco
6 2 (1.87%) Dell
6 2 (1.87%) EMC
6 2 (1.87%) InterSystems
6 2 (1.87%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.93%) BT
7 1 (0.93%) FatWire
7 1 (0.93%) Huawei
7 1 (0.93%) NetCracker
7 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.93%) VMware
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 26 days ago