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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 60 79 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.70% 3.19% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.29% 31.98% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 38
Median daily rate £381 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +13.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £516 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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
247 247 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.11% 9.97% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 141 105
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.55 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.67% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £21.55 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £38.28 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +2 14 £325 +0.93% 2
Reading -6 7 £403 -16.58% 7
Maidenhead -8 6 £365 -27.36% 1
Newbury +8 5 £375 - 2
Slough -4 2 - - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 46 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.51%) SQL
3 22 (18.80%) SDLC
4 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
4 19 (16.24%) Telecoms
5 18 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 18 (15.38%) Java
5 18 (15.38%) ITIL
6 15 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 15 (12.82%) HTML
6 15 (12.82%) TDD
7 14 (11.97%) Degree
7 14 (11.97%) Open Source
8 13 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 13 (11.11%) MS Visio
9 12 (10.26%) Scrum
9 12 (10.26%) XML
9 12 (10.26%) Mentoring
9 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (9.40%) Waterfall
10 11 (9.40%) CSS
10 11 (9.40%) Mathematics
11 10 (8.55%) Pair Programming
11 10 (8.55%) Programme Management
11 10 (8.55%) UML
11 10 (8.55%) MVC
11 10 (8.55%) Workflow
11 10 (8.55%) Project Management

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 5 (4.27%) Apache
1 5 (4.27%) Commerce Server
1 5 (4.27%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (4.27%) WebSphere
1 5 (4.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (3.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (3.42%) CMS
2 4 (3.42%) Confluence
2 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.71%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.42%) MS Project
3 3 (2.56%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.71%) FinancialForce.com
3 2 (1.71%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.71%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.85%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.85%) Boomi
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) LAN
1 5 (4.27%) WLAN
2 1 (0.85%) DOCSIS
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 9 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.27%) DB2
2 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.85%) MS Access
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Selenium
2 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.13%) JIRA
3 6 (5.13%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.71%) Ranorex
5 2 (1.71%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.85%) MSTest
6 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.85%) Subversion
6 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (16.24%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.69%) Retail
3 8 (6.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (5.98%) Marketing
5 5 (4.27%) Finance
5 5 (4.27%) Publishing
6 2 (1.71%) Billing
6 2 (1.71%) Danish Language
6 2 (1.71%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) Automotive
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (28.21%) Analyst
2 13 (11.11%) Developer
3 10 (8.55%) Systems Analyst
4 9 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.13%) Programme Manager
6 5 (4.27%) Designer
6 5 (4.27%) IT Manager
6 5 (4.27%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (4.27%) Transition Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Consultant
7 4 (3.42%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (3.42%) Migration Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Security Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Web Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Web Producer
8 3 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (2.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) HTML
2 12 (10.26%) XML
3 11 (9.40%) CSS
4 9 (7.69%) .NET
4 9 (7.69%) REST
5 8 (6.84%) Web Services
6 5 (4.27%) Ajax
6 5 (4.27%) JSON
6 5 (4.27%) Worklight
7 4 (3.42%) J2EE
8 3 (2.56%) SOAP
9 2 (1.71%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.71%) Apache Flex
9 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.71%) Node.js
9 2 (1.71%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.85%) CSS3
10 1 (0.85%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.85%) HTML5
10 1 (0.85%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.40%) Mathematics
3 6 (5.13%) Economics
3 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.42%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.56%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.56%) User Experience
6 2 (1.71%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.84%) Windows
2 6 (5.13%) Unix
3 5 (4.27%) AIX
3 5 (4.27%) Linux
4 3 (2.56%) Android
4 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.80%) SDLC
3 18 (15.38%) ITIL
3 18 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 15 (12.82%) TDD
5 14 (11.97%) Open Source
6 13 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 13 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (10.26%) Mentoring
7 12 (10.26%) Scrum
8 11 (9.40%) Waterfall
9 10 (8.55%) MVC
9 10 (8.55%) Pair Programming
9 10 (8.55%) Programme Management
9 10 (8.55%) Project Management
9 10 (8.55%) UML
9 10 (8.55%) Workflow
10 9 (7.69%) RAD
10 9 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.51%) SQL
2 18 (15.38%) Java
3 15 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.69%) C
4 9 (7.69%) C++
4 9 (7.69%) VB
5 5 (4.27%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.42%) C#
7 2 (1.71%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.71%) Perl
7 2 (1.71%) Scala
8 1 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (11.97%) Degree
2 8 (6.84%) ISEB
3 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.27%) CCNP
4 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.71%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (2.56%) SLA
3 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) GAMP
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) TeamSite
2 3 (2.56%) Nagios
3 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.69%) SAP
3 5 (4.27%) AppDynamics
3 5 (4.27%) Capita
3 5 (4.27%) Cisco
3 5 (4.27%) IBM
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle
3 5 (4.27%) Splunk
4 4 (3.42%) Adobe
4 4 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.56%) Omniture
6 2 (1.71%) BMC
6 2 (1.71%) EMC
6 2 (1.71%) Google
6 2 (1.71%) Greenplum
6 2 (1.71%) Remedy
7 1 (0.85%) Dell
7 1 (0.85%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.85%) Siebel
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