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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 82 59 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.41% 2.30% 2.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.79% 25.32% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 32
Average daily rate
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£345 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £263 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £10.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
217 233 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.01% 9.08% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 80 87
Average daily rate £400 £330 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.72% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £10.90 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £18.73 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 -9 22 £325 -10.95% 6
Slough +15 21 £375 +82.92% 4
Bracknell - 6 £275 - 3
Maidenhead +1 5 - - 6
Newbury -1 1 £243 -12.21%
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 31 (23.13%) Telecoms
2 28 (20.90%) Finance
3 27 (20.15%) SQL
4 26 (19.40%) Project Management
5 25 (18.66%) .NET
6 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
7 19 (14.18%) Degree
8 16 (11.94%) IIS
9 15 (11.19%) HTML
9 15 (11.19%) Java
9 15 (11.19%) Wireless
10 14 (10.45%) Software Testing
11 13 (9.70%) JavaScript
11 13 (9.70%) C#
11 13 (9.70%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (9.70%) HP
11 13 (9.70%) Release Management
11 13 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (8.96%) Selenium
12 12 (8.96%) Test Automation
12 12 (8.96%) CRM
12 12 (8.96%) MVC
13 11 (8.21%) Scrum
13 11 (8.21%) Retail
13 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
13 11 (8.21%) Web Services
13 11 (8.21%) TeamCity
13 11 (8.21%) PowerShell
13 11 (8.21%) User Experience

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 16 (11.94%) IIS
2 9 (6.72%) IBM Notes
2 9 (6.72%) CMS
3 4 (2.99%) Magnolia
4 2 (1.49%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) Confluence
5 1 (0.75%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.46%) MS Office
3 5 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.24%) MS Project
4 3 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.75%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.75%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.75%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) Wireless
2 9 (6.72%) LTE
3 6 (4.48%) 2G
3 6 (4.48%) WCDMA
3 6 (4.48%) 3G
3 6 (4.48%) GPRS
3 6 (4.48%) GSM
4 5 (3.73%) CDMA
4 5 (3.73%) Internet
5 4 (2.99%) 4G
6 2 (1.49%) HSPA
6 2 (1.49%) ZigBee
6 2 (1.49%) NAS
6 2 (1.49%) DNS
6 2 (1.49%) UMTS
6 2 (1.49%) SAN
7 1 (0.75%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.75%) LDAP
7 1 (0.75%) IPv6
7 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.24%) MySQL
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (8.96%) Selenium
2 11 (8.21%) TeamCity
3 10 (7.46%) MSBuild
4 6 (4.48%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.99%) TestDirector
5 4 (2.99%) JUnit
6 3 (2.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.24%) TestNG
6 3 (2.24%) JIRA
7 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.49%) Robotium
7 2 (1.49%) JBehave
7 2 (1.49%) Ranorex
7 2 (1.49%) Maven
7 2 (1.49%) Subversion
7 2 (1.49%) WinRunner
7 2 (1.49%) Ant
7 2 (1.49%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.75%) LabVIEW
General
1 31 (23.13%) Telecoms
2 28 (20.90%) Finance
3 11 (8.21%) Retail
4 7 (5.22%) Marketing
5 5 (3.73%) Billing
5 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.99%) German Language
6 4 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.49%) Electronics
7 2 (1.49%) Publishing
7 2 (1.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.75%) Local Government
8 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (21.64%) Analyst
2 13 (9.70%) Developer
3 11 (8.21%) Project Manager
4 8 (5.97%) Test Analyst
5 7 (5.22%) .NET Developer
5 7 (5.22%) Quality Manager
5 7 (5.22%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.48%) Designer
6 6 (4.48%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (4.48%) Architect
6 6 (4.48%) Applications Developer
7 5 (3.73%) QA Engineer
7 5 (3.73%) QA Manager
7 5 (3.73%) Consultant
7 5 (3.73%) Release Analyst
7 5 (3.73%) .NET Applications Developer
8 4 (2.99%) Deployment Analyst
8 4 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (2.99%) QA Leader
8 4 (2.99%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.66%) .NET
2 15 (11.19%) HTML
3 11 (8.21%) Web Services
4 10 (7.46%) J2EE
5 8 (5.97%) Hibernate
6 6 (4.48%) WCF
6 6 (4.48%) WPF
6 6 (4.48%) XML
6 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.48%) SOAP
7 5 (3.73%) jQuery
8 4 (2.99%) REST
8 4 (2.99%) HTML5
9 3 (2.24%) Flash
10 2 (1.49%) JSON
10 2 (1.49%) Ajax
10 2 (1.49%) CSS
11 1 (0.75%) RSS
11 1 (0.75%) JDBC
11 1 (0.75%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.21%) User Experience
3 10 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.97%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.24%) Open Source
7 3 (2.24%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.49%) FMCG
8 2 (1.49%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) DTV
9 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.75%) NHS
9 1 (0.75%) Firmware
9 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.75%) Clustering
9 1 (0.75%) Replication
9 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.97%) Windows
2 5 (3.73%) Linux
2 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.73%) Android
3 3 (2.24%) UNIX
4 1 (0.75%) FreeBSD
4 1 (0.75%) AIX
4 1 (0.75%) Solaris
4 1 (0.75%) zOS
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.40%) Project Management
2 22 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.45%) Software Testing
4 13 (9.70%) Release Management
5 12 (8.96%) Test Automation
5 12 (8.96%) CRM
5 12 (8.96%) MVC
6 11 (8.21%) Scrum
7 10 (7.46%) Test Scripting
7 10 (7.46%) E-Commerce
8 9 (6.72%) OO
8 9 (6.72%) Workflow
8 9 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (5.97%) Service Management
9 8 (5.97%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.97%) Business Analysis
10 7 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.22%) Test Management
11 6 (4.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.15%) SQL
2 15 (11.19%) Java
3 13 (9.70%) JavaScript
3 13 (9.70%) C#
4 11 (8.21%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.22%) VBScript
6 6 (4.48%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.48%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.48%) Python
7 5 (3.73%) Perl
8 4 (2.99%) Ruby
8 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.99%) VB
9 3 (2.24%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.49%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.75%) C++
11 1 (0.75%) COBOL
11 1 (0.75%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) Degree
2 9 (6.72%) ISEB
3 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.48%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.49%) HND
7 1 (0.75%) CCNA
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.75%) PMP
7 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.75%) ACCA
7 1 (0.75%) CIMA
7 1 (0.75%) AAT
7 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.49%) GMP
4 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (7.46%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.22%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.48%) Netcool/Webtop
3 6 (4.48%) Netcool
3 6 (4.48%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.75%) Nagios
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 13 (9.70%) Salesforce.com
1 13 (9.70%) HP
2 9 (6.72%) Oracle
2 9 (6.72%) Lotus
3 8 (5.97%) Metastorm
4 7 (5.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.99%) Nokia
5 4 (2.99%) Cisco
5 4 (2.99%) Ericsson
6 3 (2.24%) Nortel
6 3 (2.24%) Remedy
7 2 (1.49%) VMware
8 1 (0.75%) JBoss
8 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.75%) SAP
8 1 (0.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (0.75%) Intel
8 1 (0.75%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.75%) Sun
8 1 (0.75%) Citrix
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidenhead
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25000 - £33000 per annum + normal employment bens
Posted: 19 days ago