The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Berkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 76 61
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 74 50 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.95% 2.05% 2.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.10% 26.04% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 50
Average daily rate
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£333 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £475 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +400.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £14.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.88% -50.83%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
217 192 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.66% 7.87% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 73 108
Average daily rate £400 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.05% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.62 £20.80 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.77 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
QA
South East

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Bracknell +11 12 £238 - 3
Reading -3 12 £425 +6.25% 8
Slough +4 10 £375 +72.61% 3
Maidenhead -3 7 - - 10
Newbury - 1 £243 - 3
Wokingham - 1 £275 -
Ascot - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (26.98%) Telecoms
2 24 (19.05%) Finance
2 24 (19.05%) Project Management
3 20 (15.87%) Java
4 18 (14.29%) HTML
4 18 (14.29%) Scrum
4 18 (14.29%) Release Management
5 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (12.70%) MS Excel
5 16 (12.70%) Degree
5 16 (12.70%) Mobile App
6 15 (11.90%) MS Office
6 15 (11.90%) Web Services
6 15 (11.90%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (10.32%) XML
7 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
7 13 (10.32%) SQL
7 13 (10.32%) Wireless
7 13 (10.32%) Apple iOS
7 13 (10.32%) Selenium
8 12 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 12 (9.52%) Content Management
8 12 (9.52%) .NET
8 12 (9.52%) Windows
9 11 (8.73%) CRM
9 11 (8.73%) E-Commerce
9 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
9 11 (8.73%) ISEB
9 11 (8.73%) Workflow
9 11 (8.73%) Software Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (7.94%) CMS
2 9 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 6 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.97%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (3.17%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.79%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.90%) MS Office
3 7 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.17%) MS Project
5 3 (2.38%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.79%) Blender
6 1 (0.79%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.79%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) SaaS
2 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.32%) Wireless
2 9 (7.14%) LTE
3 7 (5.56%) WCDMA
4 6 (4.76%) Internet
4 6 (4.76%) GPRS
5 5 (3.97%) GSM
5 5 (3.97%) CDMA
5 5 (3.97%) 3G
5 5 (3.97%) 2G
6 4 (3.17%) 4G
7 3 (2.38%) HSPA
8 2 (1.59%) SAN
8 2 (1.59%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.59%) ZigBee
8 2 (1.59%) DNS
8 2 (1.59%) VoIP
9 1 (0.79%) WAN
9 1 (0.79%) LDAP
9 1 (0.79%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.79%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.38%) MySQL
3 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.59%) DB2
5 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) QlikView
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Selenium
2 5 (3.97%) TestDirector
2 5 (3.97%) WebDriver
3 4 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.17%) JUnit
3 4 (3.17%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.17%) Subversion
4 3 (2.38%) TestNG
4 3 (2.38%) Ant
4 3 (2.38%) WinRunner
4 3 (2.38%) Ranorex
5 2 (1.59%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.59%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.59%) Robotium
5 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.59%) Maven
6 1 (0.79%) JIRA
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (26.98%) Telecoms
2 24 (19.05%) Finance
3 10 (7.94%) Retail
4 8 (6.35%) Marketing
4 8 (6.35%) Publishing
5 5 (3.97%) Billing
6 4 (3.17%) German Language
7 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.59%) Legal
8 2 (1.59%) Electronics
8 2 (1.59%) Games
8 2 (1.59%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.79%) Local Government
9 1 (0.79%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (13.49%) Analyst
2 11 (8.73%) Project Manager
3 10 (7.94%) Architect
4 9 (7.14%) Developer
5 6 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 6 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 6 (4.76%) Quality Manager
5 6 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 5 (3.97%) Release Manager
6 5 (3.97%) QA Manager
6 5 (3.97%) Consultant
6 5 (3.97%) Applications Manager
7 4 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.17%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (3.17%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.17%) Test Consultant
7 4 (3.17%) QA Engineer
7 4 (3.17%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.17%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (3.17%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.29%) HTML
2 15 (11.90%) Web Services
3 13 (10.32%) XML
4 12 (9.52%) .NET
5 10 (7.94%) jQuery
6 8 (6.35%) HTML5
6 8 (6.35%) SOAP
7 7 (5.56%) CSS
7 7 (5.56%) REST
7 7 (5.56%) JSON
8 6 (4.76%) Ajax
8 6 (4.76%) J2EE
9 5 (3.97%) CSS3
9 5 (3.97%) Sencha Touch
9 5 (3.97%) Spring
10 4 (3.17%) Struts
10 4 (3.17%) Struts2
11 3 (2.38%) Hibernate
12 2 (1.59%) Flash
12 2 (1.59%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.97%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.97%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.38%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (2.38%) Open Source
5 2 (1.59%) FMCG
5 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.59%) Handset
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Firmware
6 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.79%) DTV
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.32%) Apple iOS
2 12 (9.52%) Windows
3 7 (5.56%) Android
4 6 (4.76%) Linux
5 4 (3.17%) UNIX
6 2 (1.59%) Solaris
6 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.79%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.79%) zOS
7 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.05%) Project Management
2 18 (14.29%) Scrum
2 18 (14.29%) Release Management
3 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (9.52%) Content Management
4 12 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 11 (8.73%) Software Testing
5 11 (8.73%) Workflow
5 11 (8.73%) CRM
5 11 (8.73%) E-Commerce
6 10 (7.94%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (6.35%) Time Management
7 8 (6.35%) Test Automation
8 7 (5.56%) Change Control
8 7 (5.56%) Service Management
8 7 (5.56%) Validation
8 7 (5.56%) MVC
8 7 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.87%) Java
2 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
2 13 (10.32%) SQL
3 8 (6.35%) C#
4 6 (4.76%) Perl
4 6 (4.76%) Python
5 5 (3.97%) Ruby
5 5 (3.97%) VB
6 4 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.38%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.59%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.59%) VBScript
9 1 (0.79%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) COBOL
9 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.79%) AWK
9 1 (0.79%) Korn
9 1 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (12.70%) Degree
2 11 (8.73%) ISEB
2 11 (8.73%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.97%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) HND
6 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.79%) PMP
7 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.79%) CCNA
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.59%) GMP
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.76%) Netcool
3 6 (4.76%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 6 (4.76%) Netcool/Webtop
4 1 (0.79%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 15 (11.90%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.94%) HP
4 9 (7.14%) Lotus
5 8 (6.35%) Metastorm
6 7 (5.56%) Apple
7 5 (3.97%) Oracle
7 5 (3.97%) Sencha
8 4 (3.17%) Cisco
9 3 (2.38%) Nortel
9 3 (2.38%) Ericsson
9 3 (2.38%) Nokia
9 3 (2.38%) VMware
10 2 (1.59%) Remedy
10 2 (1.59%) SAP
11 1 (0.79%) JBoss
11 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.79%) IBM
11 1 (0.79%) Adobe
11 1 (0.79%) Hitachi
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