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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 63 79 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.73% 3.07% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 30.74% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 52 39
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £193 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +36.93%
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
252 257 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.90% 9.98% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 146 120
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £229 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £16.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +30.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
Bracknell -1 12 £319 -1.00% 2
Reading -8 7 £410 -0.60% 7
Newbury +2 6 £375 - 2
Maidenhead 0 4 £365 -2.66% 3
Slough -5 3 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £400 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 43 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.91%) SDLC
3 21 (19.09%) SQL
4 20 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 18 (16.36%) Java
5 18 (16.36%) ITIL
5 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
5 18 (16.36%) Software Engineering
6 17 (15.45%) Degree
7 15 (13.64%) TDD
8 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
8 14 (12.73%) Open Source
9 13 (11.82%) Waterfall
9 13 (11.82%) MS Visio
9 13 (11.82%) Programme Management
9 13 (11.82%) Business Analysis
9 13 (11.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (10.91%) Project Management
10 12 (10.91%) Mentoring
10 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (10.00%) HTML
11 11 (10.00%) XML
11 11 (10.00%) SAP
11 11 (10.00%) Mathematics
12 10 (9.09%) Pair Programming
12 10 (9.09%) UML
12 10 (9.09%) E-Commerce
13 9 (8.18%) MVC
13 9 (8.18%) RDBMS
13 9 (8.18%) RAD

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 4 (3.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (3.64%) Apache
1 4 (3.64%) CMS
1 4 (3.64%) Commerce Server
1 4 (3.64%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.64%) WebSphere
1 4 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (2.73%) Confluence
3 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.91%) IIS
4 1 (0.91%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.91%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.91%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (11.82%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.64%) MS Project
3 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.91%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.82%) FinancialForce.com
2 2 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.91%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) LAN
1 4 (3.64%) WLAN
2 2 (1.82%) IP Telephony
2 2 (1.82%) VoIP
3 1 (0.91%) 802.15
3 1 (0.91%) DNS
3 1 (0.91%) DOCSIS
3 1 (0.91%) HTTP
3 1 (0.91%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.91%) IPv6
3 1 (0.91%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.18%) RDBMS
1 9 (8.18%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.64%) DB2
4 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.91%) MS Access
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Jenkins
1 8 (7.27%) Selenium
2 6 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.45%) WebDriver
3 5 (4.55%) JIRA
4 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.82%) Ranorex
5 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.91%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.91%) MSTest
6 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.91%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (6.36%) Marketing
3 7 (6.36%) Retail
4 6 (5.45%) Finance
5 5 (4.55%) Publishing
6 2 (1.82%) Billing
6 2 (1.82%) Electronics
6 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Automotive
7 1 (0.91%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (30.91%) Analyst
2 10 (9.09%) Developer
2 10 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
3 9 (8.18%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.45%) IT Manager
4 6 (5.45%) Programme Manager
5 5 (4.55%) Designer
5 5 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
5 5 (4.55%) Transition Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Consultant
6 4 (3.64%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (3.64%) Migration Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Network Engineer
6 4 (3.64%) Security Engineer
6 4 (3.64%) Test Manager
6 4 (3.64%) Web Engineer
6 4 (3.64%) Web Producer
7 3 (2.73%) Test Analyst
7 3 (2.73%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) HTML
1 11 (10.00%) XML
2 9 (8.18%) CSS
3 8 (7.27%) .NET
3 8 (7.27%) REST
4 6 (5.45%) Web Services
5 4 (3.64%) Ajax
5 4 (3.64%) J2EE
5 4 (3.64%) JSON
5 4 (3.64%) Worklight
6 2 (1.82%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.82%) Node.js
6 2 (1.82%) SOAP
6 2 (1.82%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.91%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.91%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.91%) Middleware
7 1 (0.91%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (5.45%) Economics
3 6 (5.45%) Mainframe
3 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.73%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.73%) e-Learning
5 3 (2.73%) User Experience
6 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.82%) Replication
7 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.27%) Windows
2 7 (6.36%) Unix
3 6 (5.45%) Linux
4 4 (3.64%) AIX
5 3 (2.73%) Android
5 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.91%) SDLC
3 18 (16.36%) ITIL
3 18 (16.36%) Software Engineering
4 15 (13.64%) TDD
5 14 (12.73%) Open Source
6 13 (11.82%) Business Analysis
6 13 (11.82%) Programme Management
6 13 (11.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (11.82%) Waterfall
7 12 (10.91%) Mentoring
7 12 (10.91%) Project Management
8 10 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 10 (9.09%) Pair Programming
8 10 (9.09%) UML
9 9 (8.18%) MVC
9 9 (8.18%) RAD
9 9 (8.18%) Translating Business Requirements
9 9 (8.18%) User Stories
10 8 (7.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.09%) SQL
2 18 (16.36%) Java
3 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.18%) C
4 9 (8.18%) C++
4 9 (8.18%) VB
5 4 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.73%) C#
7 2 (1.82%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.82%) Perl
7 2 (1.82%) Scala
8 1 (0.91%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (15.45%) Degree
2 7 (6.36%) ISEB
3 4 (3.64%) CCNP
3 4 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.91%) GAMP
3 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) TeamSite
2 3 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.73%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.00%) SAP
3 5 (4.55%) Capita
3 5 (4.55%) Oracle
4 4 (3.64%) Adobe
4 4 (3.64%) AppDynamics
4 4 (3.64%) Cisco
4 4 (3.64%) IBM
4 4 (3.64%) Splunk
5 3 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.82%) BMC
6 2 (1.82%) EMC
6 2 (1.82%) Greenplum
6 2 (1.82%) HP
6 2 (1.82%) InterSystems
6 2 (1.82%) Remedy
7 1 (0.91%) Concur
7 1 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.91%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.91%) ServiceNow
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £420 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Slough
Volt
Rate: £8.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 16 days ago