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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 63 74
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 62 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.53% 2.66% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.11% 30.09% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £339 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.24% -4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £218 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £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 £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.41%
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
213 216 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.68% 8.85% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 94 68
Average daily rate £375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 July 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 July 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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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 +16 20 £299 -20.65% 13
Slough +7 13 £290 -22.14% 1
Bracknell -11 3 £325 +62.50%
Newbury 0 2 £375 +54.63% 2
Maidenhead -4 1 £375 - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 40 (24.39%) Telecoms
1 40 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.29%) Project Management
3 28 (17.07%) Selenium
4 27 (16.46%) Test Scripting
5 25 (15.24%) Test Automation
5 25 (15.24%) Finance
6 22 (13.41%) Scrum
7 21 (12.80%) E-Commerce
7 21 (12.80%) WebDriver
7 21 (12.80%) Test Strategy
8 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (12.20%) Java
9 18 (10.98%) XML
9 18 (10.98%) ITIL
9 18 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (10.98%) Security Cleared
9 18 (10.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (10.37%) ISEB
11 16 (9.76%) PRINCE2
11 16 (9.76%) Degree
12 15 (9.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (9.15%) Web Services
12 15 (9.15%) HTML
13 14 (8.54%) C#
13 14 (8.54%) MS Office
13 14 (8.54%) Microsoft
13 14 (8.54%) SC Cleared
14 13 (7.93%) User Experience
14 13 (7.93%) SQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.83%) CMS
4 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.22%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.61%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (8.54%) MS Office
2 11 (6.71%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.83%) MS Project
5 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.61%) SPSS
5 1 (0.61%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.61%) Magento
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.61%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) GitHub
2 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.66%) RNC
2 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.44%) Network Security
4 3 (1.83%) NAS
4 3 (1.83%) SAN
4 3 (1.83%) Firewall
4 3 (1.83%) Wireless
5 2 (1.22%) UMTS
6 1 (0.61%) WAN
6 1 (0.61%) FTP
6 1 (0.61%) DNS
6 1 (0.61%) IPv6
6 1 (0.61%) ATM
6 1 (0.61%) GPRS
6 1 (0.61%) GSM
6 1 (0.61%) LAN
6 1 (0.61%) SMS
6 1 (0.61%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.61%) 2G
6 1 (0.61%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.05%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.05%) InterSystems Cache
2 4 (2.44%) DB2
3 3 (1.83%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (1.83%) MySQL
4 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (17.07%) Selenium
2 21 (12.80%) WebDriver
3 9 (5.49%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.27%) JIRA
5 4 (2.44%) JBehave
6 3 (1.83%) Subversion
6 3 (1.83%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.22%) TestPartner
7 2 (1.22%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.22%) MSI
7 2 (1.22%) Xcode
7 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.22%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.61%) RSpec
8 1 (0.61%) Maven
8 1 (0.61%) JUnit
8 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.61%) IntelliJ
General
1 40 (24.39%) Telecoms
2 25 (15.24%) Finance
3 12 (7.32%) Marketing
4 9 (5.49%) Retail
5 5 (3.05%) Billing
5 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.05%) Electronics
6 3 (1.83%) Banking
7 2 (1.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Automotive
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
8 1 (0.61%) German Language
8 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 32 (19.51%) Analyst
2 22 (13.41%) Tester
3 21 (12.80%) Test Analyst
4 17 (10.37%) Architect
4 17 (10.37%) Project Manager
5 16 (9.76%) Test Leader
6 11 (6.71%) Test Manager
7 10 (6.10%) Software Tester
7 10 (6.10%) Developer
8 9 (5.49%) Consultant
9 8 (4.88%) QA Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) Test Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) Management Consultant
10 7 (4.27%) Amdocs Consultant
10 7 (4.27%) User Experience Architect
10 7 (4.27%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.66%) Business Analyst
12 5 (3.05%) QA Analyst
13 4 (2.44%) Applications Architect
13 4 (2.44%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.98%) XML
2 15 (9.15%) HTML
2 15 (9.15%) Web Services
3 8 (4.88%) .NET
3 8 (4.88%) SOAP
4 6 (3.66%) JSON
4 6 (3.66%) Gherkin
5 5 (3.05%) HTML5
5 5 (3.05%) WPF
6 4 (2.44%) CSS
6 4 (2.44%) Flash
6 4 (2.44%) J2EE
6 4 (2.44%) RESTful
7 3 (1.83%) Sencha Touch
7 3 (1.83%) CSS3
7 3 (1.83%) jQuery
8 2 (1.22%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.22%) Ajax
8 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.22%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.93%) User Experience
3 11 (6.71%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.44%) DTV
6 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.83%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.22%) iPad
7 2 (1.22%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.22%) iPhone
7 2 (1.22%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.22%) Video Editing
7 2 (1.22%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Wiki
8 1 (0.61%) Online Games
8 1 (0.61%) AS400
8 1 (0.61%) Handset
8 1 (0.61%) iSeries
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.49%) UNIX
2 7 (4.27%) Linux
3 6 (3.66%) Android
3 6 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.05%) Windows
5 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.29%) Project Management
3 27 (16.46%) Test Scripting
4 25 (15.24%) Test Automation
5 22 (13.41%) Scrum
6 21 (12.80%) E-Commerce
6 21 (12.80%) Test Strategy
7 18 (10.98%) ITIL
7 18 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (10.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (9.76%) PRINCE2
9 12 (7.32%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (7.32%) BDD
10 11 (6.71%) Service Management
10 11 (6.71%) Change Management
10 11 (6.71%) Regression Testing
10 11 (6.71%) Integration Testing
11 10 (6.10%) Release Management
11 10 (6.10%) Workflow
11 10 (6.10%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.20%) Java
2 14 (8.54%) C#
3 13 (7.93%) SQL
4 10 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.05%) MUMPS
6 2 (1.22%) Ruby
6 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.22%) C
6 2 (1.22%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) ABAP
7 1 (0.61%) PHP
7 1 (0.61%) C++
7 1 (0.61%) XPath
7 1 (0.61%) PeopleCode
7 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.37%) ISEB
3 16 (9.76%) Degree
4 15 (9.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (8.54%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.71%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.05%) PMP
7 5 (3.05%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.61%) CISM
11 1 (0.61%) CISMP
11 1 (0.61%) CISSP
11 1 (0.61%) HNC
11 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.22%) Netcool
3 1 (0.61%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 14 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.32%) Oracle
3 11 (6.71%) HP
4 9 (5.49%) SAP
4 9 (5.49%) Amdocs
5 8 (4.88%) Remedy
6 6 (3.66%) Ericsson
7 5 (3.05%) InterSystems
7 5 (3.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (2.44%) Capita
9 3 (1.83%) BMC
9 3 (1.83%) Sencha
9 3 (1.83%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.83%) Apple
10 2 (1.22%) Infovista
10 2 (1.22%) Adobe
10 2 (1.22%) ExactTarget
10 2 (1.22%) Telerik
10 2 (1.22%) FatWire
10 2 (1.22%) VMware
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 19 days ago
Wokingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago