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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 52 64 51
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 52 60 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.62% 2.36% 3.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.26% 18.75% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 51
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £301 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.47% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.17 £53.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.72
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.24%

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
184 320 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.26% 12.57% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 175 116
Median daily rate £430 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 3
Median hourly rate £27.00 £45.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +73.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.09 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Reading +21 23 £350 -17.15% 7
Maidenhead 0 5 £300 -17.80% 3
Bracknell -4 3 - - 4
Newbury -4 3 £450 +33.82% 3
Slough +8 2 £417 +28.15% 1
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 37 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.72%) Project Management
3 26 (22.41%) Finance
4 23 (19.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (18.97%) HTML
5 22 (18.97%) Java
5 22 (18.97%) MS Excel
6 21 (18.10%) Mentoring
7 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (16.38%) Microsoft
7 19 (16.38%) JavaScript
7 19 (16.38%) SQL
7 19 (16.38%) CSS
7 19 (16.38%) Publishing
8 18 (15.52%) Problem Management
9 15 (12.93%) XML
10 14 (12.07%) Selenium
11 13 (11.21%) Degree
11 13 (11.21%) Scrum
12 12 (10.34%) MS Office
12 12 (10.34%) Xcode
12 12 (10.34%) Objective-C
12 12 (10.34%) Mobile Development
12 12 (10.34%) Service Design
12 12 (10.34%) Android
13 11 (9.48%) HSPA
13 11 (9.48%) LTE
13 11 (9.48%) Android Studio
13 11 (9.48%) Apple Swift
13 11 (9.48%) Coaching

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 9 (7.76%) CMS
2 8 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (3.45%) Apache
3 4 (3.45%) Commerce Server
3 4 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.59%) Confluence
5 1 (0.86%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.34%) MS Office
3 9 (7.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.59%) MS Project
5 2 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (3.45%) Fredhopper
3 2 (1.72%) SessionCam
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.17%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.72%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.72%) Google Tag Manager
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.86%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.86%) Office 365
4 1 (0.86%) SaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) GSM
1 11 (9.48%) HSPA
1 11 (9.48%) LTE
1 11 (9.48%) WCDMA
2 6 (5.17%) DNS
2 6 (5.17%) HTTP
2 6 (5.17%) SMTP
3 3 (2.59%) Firewall
3 3 (2.59%) NAS
3 3 (2.59%) Network Security
3 3 (2.59%) SAN
4 2 (1.72%) SSH
5 1 (0.86%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.86%) LAN
5 1 (0.86%) WAN
5 1 (0.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.45%) DB2
3 4 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.86%) Big Data
4 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.07%) Selenium
2 12 (10.34%) Xcode
3 11 (9.48%) Android Studio
4 9 (7.76%) JIRA
5 8 (6.90%) WebDriver
6 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.17%) JUnit
8 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.45%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.45%) Subversion
10 3 (2.59%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.72%) Capybara
11 2 (1.72%) Hudson
11 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.72%) TestLink
12 1 (0.86%) Checkstyle
12 1 (0.86%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.86%) Maven
12 1 (0.86%) Mercurial
General
1 26 (22.41%) Finance
2 19 (16.38%) Publishing
3 11 (9.48%) Marketing
3 11 (9.48%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.72%) Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Danish Language
5 2 (1.72%) Games
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.86%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Analyst
2 14 (12.07%) Developer
3 13 (11.21%) Architect
4 9 (7.76%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.76%) Tester
5 8 (6.90%) QA Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.17%) QA Automation Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) Web Producer
7 5 (4.31%) Content Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Data Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) QA Tester
7 5 (4.31%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Java Web Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.97%) HTML
2 19 (16.38%) CSS
3 15 (12.93%) XML
4 10 (8.62%) Web Services
5 9 (7.76%) .NET
6 5 (4.31%) JSF
6 5 (4.31%) JSON
7 4 (3.45%) Ajax
7 4 (3.45%) DAO
7 4 (3.45%) GWT
7 4 (3.45%) Middleware
7 4 (3.45%) REST
7 4 (3.45%) RichFaces
7 4 (3.45%) Worklight
8 2 (1.72%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.72%) CSS3
8 2 (1.72%) HTML5
8 2 (1.72%) SOAP
9 1 (0.86%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.90%) User Experience
3 7 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.03%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.17%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.59%) FMCG
6 3 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.72%) Life Science
7 2 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.86%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.86%) Handset
8 1 (0.86%) IVR
8 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.86%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.34%) Android
2 8 (6.90%) Windows
3 7 (6.03%) Linux
4 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.45%) AIX
5 4 (3.45%) Unix
6 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.72%) Project Management
3 23 (19.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (18.10%) Mentoring
5 18 (15.52%) Problem Management
6 13 (11.21%) Scrum
7 12 (10.34%) Mobile Development
7 12 (10.34%) Service Design
8 11 (9.48%) Coaching
9 10 (8.62%) DevOps
9 10 (8.62%) Waterfall
10 9 (7.76%) Analytics
10 9 (7.76%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.90%) Change Control
11 8 (6.90%) Content Management
11 8 (6.90%) Migration
11 8 (6.90%) SDLC
12 7 (6.03%) Customer Requirements
12 7 (6.03%) Web Analytics
12 7 (6.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.97%) Java
2 19 (16.38%) JavaScript
2 19 (16.38%) SQL
3 12 (10.34%) Objective-C
4 11 (9.48%) Apple Swift
5 8 (6.90%) C#
6 4 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.72%) C
8 2 (1.72%) PHP
8 2 (1.72%) Python
8 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.86%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.86%) C++
9 1 (0.86%) Perl
9 1 (0.86%) VB
9 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Degree
2 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.45%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.86%) CCNP
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.86%) HND
6 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) GMP
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) TeamSite
2 2 (1.72%) Ansible
2 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.86%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.86%) Netcool
3 1 (0.86%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.86%) Netcool/Webtop
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 19 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.48%) Apple
3 8 (6.90%) Adobe
4 7 (6.03%) Oracle
4 7 (6.03%) SAP
5 5 (4.31%) BMC
5 5 (4.31%) Remedy
6 4 (3.45%) AppDynamics
6 4 (3.45%) IBM
6 4 (3.45%) Omniture
6 4 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.45%) Splunk
7 2 (1.72%) Google
7 2 (1.72%) Tableau
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco
8 1 (0.86%) Citrix
8 1 (0.86%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.86%) Progress
8 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.86%) Sitecore
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