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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 53 77
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Contract jobs citing QA 70 74 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.74% 2.94% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.54% 33.33% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 23
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£350 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+86.51% +22.22%
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
237 222 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.26% 8.82% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 99 73
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £487 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 4
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -33.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 21 £368 -13.52% 9
Slough +6 16 £400 +6.66% 2
Maidenhead -2 3 £375 - 1
Bracknell -15 3 £322 +35.57% 3
Newbury -1 1 - - 3
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 35 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.25%) Project Management
3 30 (18.99%) Telecoms
4 28 (17.72%) Test Scripting
5 23 (14.56%) Test Automation
6 22 (13.92%) Selenium
7 20 (12.66%) Scrum
7 20 (12.66%) Security Cleared
8 19 (12.03%) ITIL
8 19 (12.03%) Finance
9 18 (11.39%) Test Strategy
10 16 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (10.13%) SC Cleared
10 16 (10.13%) WebDriver
11 15 (9.49%) Web Services
11 15 (9.49%) XML
11 15 (9.49%) HTML
11 15 (9.49%) Java
11 15 (9.49%) E-Commerce
11 15 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (9.49%) Degree
12 14 (8.86%) HP
12 14 (8.86%) C#
12 14 (8.86%) MS Office
12 14 (8.86%) PRINCE2
12 14 (8.86%) Change Management
13 13 (8.23%) Service Management
13 13 (8.23%) ISEB
13 13 (8.23%) User Experience
14 12 (7.59%) Microsoft

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 9 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.53%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (8.86%) MS Office
2 12 (7.59%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.90%) MS Project
4 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.63%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.53%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.53%) RNC
1 4 (2.53%) Network Security
2 3 (1.90%) NAS
2 3 (1.90%) SAN
2 3 (1.90%) Firewall
3 2 (1.27%) Wireless
3 2 (1.27%) UMTS
4 1 (0.63%) WAN
4 1 (0.63%) FTP
4 1 (0.63%) DNS
4 1 (0.63%) IPv6
4 1 (0.63%) GPRS
4 1 (0.63%) GSM
4 1 (0.63%) LAN
4 1 (0.63%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.63%) 2G
4 1 (0.63%) WiMAX
4 1 (0.63%) RTSP
4 1 (0.63%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) DB2
2 4 (2.53%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (1.90%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (0.63%) MySQL
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (13.92%) Selenium
2 16 (10.13%) WebDriver
3 9 (5.70%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.53%) JIRA
4 4 (2.53%) JBehave
4 4 (2.53%) Subversion
5 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.27%) TestPartner
6 2 (1.27%) Maven
6 2 (1.27%) MSI
6 2 (1.27%) JUnit
6 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.27%) Xcode
6 2 (1.27%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.63%) TestNG
7 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
General
1 30 (18.99%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.03%) Finance
3 9 (5.70%) Marketing
4 8 (5.06%) Retail
5 6 (3.80%) Electronics
6 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.53%) Billing
8 2 (1.27%) Games
8 2 (1.27%) Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (23.42%) Analyst
2 20 (12.66%) Tester
3 17 (10.76%) Architect
3 17 (10.76%) Project Manager
3 17 (10.76%) Test Analyst
4 16 (10.13%) Test Leader
5 9 (5.70%) Test Manager
5 9 (5.70%) Software Tester
6 8 (5.06%) Developer
7 7 (4.43%) Consultant
7 7 (4.43%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) User Experience Architect
8 6 (3.80%) Automation Tester
8 6 (3.80%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.80%) QA Engineer
8 6 (3.80%) QA Analyst
8 6 (3.80%) Transition Manager
9 5 (3.16%) Applications Architect
9 5 (3.16%) Amdocs Consultant
9 5 (3.16%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.49%) HTML
1 15 (9.49%) Web Services
1 15 (9.49%) XML
2 8 (5.06%) .NET
3 7 (4.43%) SOAP
4 6 (3.80%) JSON
5 5 (3.16%) WPF
5 5 (3.16%) HTML5
5 5 (3.16%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.53%) RESTful
6 4 (2.53%) CSS
6 4 (2.53%) J2EE
6 4 (2.53%) Flash
7 3 (1.90%) jQuery
7 3 (1.90%) CSS3
7 3 (1.90%) Sencha Touch
8 2 (1.27%) PhoneGap
8 2 (1.27%) Ajax
8 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.23%) User Experience
3 5 (3.16%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.16%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.16%) DTV
4 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.90%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.90%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.27%) iPad
5 2 (1.27%) iPhone
5 2 (1.27%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.27%) Video Editing
5 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Xbox
6 1 (0.63%) Wiki
6 1 (0.63%) Online Games
6 1 (0.63%) AS400
6 1 (0.63%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.43%) UNIX
1 7 (4.43%) Android
1 7 (4.43%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.80%) Linux
3 5 (3.16%) Windows
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.25%) Project Management
3 28 (17.72%) Test Scripting
4 23 (14.56%) Test Automation
5 20 (12.66%) Scrum
6 19 (12.03%) ITIL
7 18 (11.39%) Test Strategy
8 15 (9.49%) E-Commerce
8 15 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (8.86%) PRINCE2
9 14 (8.86%) Change Management
10 13 (8.23%) Service Management
11 12 (7.59%) Release Management
11 12 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (6.96%) Integration Testing
13 10 (6.33%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (6.33%) BDD
14 9 (5.70%) Waterfall
14 9 (5.70%) Change Control
14 9 (5.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.49%) Java
2 14 (8.86%) C#
3 12 (7.59%) SQL
4 9 (5.70%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.53%) MUMPS
6 2 (1.27%) Python
6 2 (1.27%) C++
6 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) PHP
7 1 (0.63%) Ruby
7 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.49%) Degree
4 13 (8.23%) ISEB
5 11 (6.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (6.33%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.53%) PMP
7 4 (2.53%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.27%) HNC
8 2 (1.27%) HND
8 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CISSP
9 1 (0.63%) CISM
9 1 (0.63%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) SLA
2 3 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) Netcool
3 1 (0.63%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 14 (8.86%) HP
2 12 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.33%) Oracle
4 9 (5.70%) SAP
5 8 (5.06%) Remedy
6 6 (3.80%) Amdocs
7 4 (2.53%) InterSystems
7 4 (2.53%) Capita
7 4 (2.53%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.53%) BMC
7 4 (2.53%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.90%) Apple
8 3 (1.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (1.90%) Sencha
9 2 (1.27%) ExactTarget
9 2 (1.27%) FatWire
9 2 (1.27%) VMware
9 2 (1.27%) Telerik
9 2 (1.27%) Infovista
9 2 (1.27%) Adobe
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