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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 53 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +25
Contract jobs citing QA 82 82 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.21% 3.32% 2.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.81% 37.27% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 29
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -23.83%
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
229 220 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.96% 8.91% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 100 81
Average daily rate £425 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £18.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -9.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +11.42%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +2 28 £413 -2.94% 10
Slough -5 13 £444 +18.33% 2
Bracknell -5 6 £322 +35.57% 1
Maidenhead +2 3 £375 - 2
Newbury -8 2 - - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 38 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.77%) Project Management
3 23 (15.65%) Test Scripting
4 21 (14.29%) Selenium
4 21 (14.29%) Finance
4 21 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 20 (13.61%) Telecoms
6 19 (12.93%) Scrum
7 18 (12.24%) C#
7 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
7 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
8 17 (11.56%) ITIL
8 17 (11.56%) HP
9 16 (10.88%) Change Management
9 16 (10.88%) E-Commerce
10 15 (10.20%) SharePoint
10 15 (10.20%) Web Services
10 15 (10.20%) Java
10 15 (10.20%) WebDriver
11 14 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (9.52%) Release Management
12 13 (8.84%) ISEB
12 13 (8.84%) SC Cleared
13 12 (8.16%) Service Management
14 11 (7.48%) PRINCE2
14 11 (7.48%) Integration Testing
14 11 (7.48%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (7.48%) Waterfall
14 11 (7.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (7.48%) User Experience

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.04%) CMS
4 2 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.36%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) MS Office
2 8 (5.44%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.04%) MS Project
4 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.68%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) DNS
2 2 (1.36%) HTTP
2 2 (1.36%) UMTS
2 2 (1.36%) SMTP
2 2 (1.36%) Wireless
3 1 (0.68%) 2G
3 1 (0.68%) WiMAX
3 1 (0.68%) RTSP
3 1 (0.68%) RNC
3 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.68%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.68%) Network Security
3 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.68%) HSPA
3 1 (0.68%) LTE
3 1 (0.68%) DHCP
3 1 (0.68%) FTP
3 1 (0.68%) WAN
3 1 (0.68%) GPRS
3 1 (0.68%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.72%) DB2
2 3 (2.04%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 21 (14.29%) Selenium
2 15 (10.20%) WebDriver
3 7 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.40%) Subversion
5 4 (2.72%) JBehave
6 3 (2.04%) JIRA
7 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.36%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.36%) JUnit
7 2 (1.36%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.36%) MSI
7 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.36%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.68%) JMeter
8 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.68%) TestPartner
8 1 (0.68%) Maven
8 1 (0.68%) StarTeam
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 20 (13.61%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.44%) Marketing
3 8 (5.44%) Retail
4 6 (4.08%) Electronics
5 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.72%) Billing
7 2 (1.36%) Games
7 2 (1.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (26.53%) Analyst
2 24 (16.33%) Architect
3 19 (12.93%) Tester
4 17 (11.56%) Test Analyst
5 14 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 11 (7.48%) Applications Architect
7 10 (6.80%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.80%) Test Manager
8 7 (4.76%) Software Tester
8 7 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (4.76%) User Experience Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Applications Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Automation Tester
9 6 (4.08%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Transition Manager
10 5 (3.40%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.20%) Web Services
2 9 (6.12%) HTML
2 9 (6.12%) .NET
3 8 (5.44%) XML
4 5 (3.40%) WPF
5 4 (2.72%) RESTful
5 4 (2.72%) Flash
5 4 (2.72%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.72%) SOAP
6 3 (2.04%) J2EE
6 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.36%) JSON
7 2 (1.36%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.36%) REST
7 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.68%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.68%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.68%) CSS
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) User Experience
2 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.40%) DTV
4 3 (2.04%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.36%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.36%) Video Editing
5 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) PMI
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) AS400
6 1 (0.68%) Handset
6 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.40%) Windows
2 4 (2.72%) Linux
2 4 (2.72%) Android
2 4 (2.72%) UNIX
3 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.77%) Project Management
3 23 (15.65%) Test Scripting
4 21 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 19 (12.93%) Scrum
6 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
7 17 (11.56%) ITIL
8 16 (10.88%) E-Commerce
8 16 (10.88%) Change Management
9 14 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (9.52%) Release Management
10 12 (8.16%) Service Management
11 11 (7.48%) PRINCE2
11 11 (7.48%) Integration Testing
11 11 (7.48%) Waterfall
12 10 (6.80%) Change Control
12 10 (6.80%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 10 (6.80%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (6.80%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.24%) C#
2 15 (10.20%) Java
3 8 (5.44%) SQL
4 6 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.36%) Python
5 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.36%) Ruby
5 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Groovy
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.84%) SC Cleared
2 13 (8.84%) ISEB
3 11 (7.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (6.80%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.80%) Degree
5 3 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.04%) HNC
5 3 (2.04%) HND
5 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.04%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.36%) PMP
7 1 (0.68%) CISM
7 1 (0.68%) CISMP
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.68%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Firmware
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.36%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.36%) Netcool
3 1 (0.68%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.68%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (11.56%) HP
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.44%) SAP
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle
5 5 (3.40%) Remedy
6 4 (2.72%) Capita
6 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.04%) VMware
8 2 (1.36%) Telerik
8 2 (1.36%) Adobe
8 2 (1.36%) Infovista
8 2 (1.36%) FatWire
8 2 (1.36%) CA
8 2 (1.36%) IBM
9 1 (0.68%) Cognos
9 1 (0.68%) Siebel
9 1 (0.68%) Nortel
9 1 (0.68%) Software AG
9 1 (0.68%) BMC
9 1 (0.68%) Ericsson
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