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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing QA 61 62 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.10% 2.44% 2.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.15% 28.18% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 44
Median daily rate £388 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £319 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £23.34 £22.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -47.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
184 220 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.36% 8.67% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 113 142
Median daily rate £401 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 10
Median hourly rate £14.25 £21.55 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.87% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.70 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.75 £26.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

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 7 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 December 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
Reading +7 20 £350 -23.49% 3
Bracknell +2 10 £325 - 2
Maidenhead +6 9 - - 4
Slough +1 2 £370 -12.94% 1
Thatcham - 2 - -
Newbury +10 1 £350 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Hungerford - 1 £300 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 54 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.66%) SQL
3 23 (17.97%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.19%) HTML
5 21 (16.41%) Java
5 21 (16.41%) ITIL
6 20 (15.63%) CSS
6 20 (15.63%) Telecoms
7 18 (14.06%) Project Management
7 18 (14.06%) XML
8 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
9 16 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 16 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 16 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 16 (12.50%) SDLC
10 15 (11.72%) Scrum
11 14 (10.94%) DevOps
12 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (10.16%) Programme Management
12 13 (10.16%) Business Analysis
12 13 (10.16%) MS Excel
12 13 (10.16%) MS Visio
13 12 (9.38%) RDBMS
13 12 (9.38%) .NET
13 12 (9.38%) Selenium
13 12 (9.38%) Relational Database
14 11 (8.59%) Waterfall
14 11 (8.59%) Marketing
14 11 (8.59%) MVC
14 11 (8.59%) Risk 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 8 (6.25%) Apache
1 8 (6.25%) Commerce Server
1 8 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
1 8 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 8 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (5.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (5.47%) CMS
3 5 (3.91%) Confluence
4 2 (1.56%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (10.16%) MS Excel
1 13 (10.16%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.13%) MS Project
4 3 (2.34%) MS Office
5 2 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.56%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.56%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.56%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) DNS
1 4 (3.13%) HTTP
1 4 (3.13%) SMTP
2 3 (2.34%) LAN
2 3 (2.34%) WLAN
3 1 (0.78%) DOCSIS
3 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.38%) RDBMS
1 12 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.25%) DB2
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.78%) MS Access
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Selenium
2 9 (7.03%) JIRA
3 8 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 7 (5.47%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.34%) JUnit
6 3 (2.34%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.56%) Capybara
7 2 (1.56%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.56%) Hudson
7 2 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.56%) Subversion
7 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.56%) TestLink
8 1 (0.78%) Appium
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.78%) MSTest
8 1 (0.78%) Xcode
General
1 20 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.59%) Marketing
3 10 (7.81%) Retail
4 7 (5.47%) Finance
4 7 (5.47%) Publishing
5 5 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.56%) Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Danish Language
6 2 (1.56%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (31.25%) Analyst
2 12 (9.38%) Developer
3 10 (7.81%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (6.25%) Transition Analyst
5 7 (5.47%) QA Analyst
5 7 (5.47%) Tester
6 6 (4.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (4.69%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 6 (4.69%) Web Producer
7 5 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Designer
7 5 (3.91%) QA Automation Analyst
7 5 (3.91%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (3.91%) QA Tester
7 5 (3.91%) Security Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (3.91%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.19%) HTML
2 20 (15.63%) CSS
3 18 (14.06%) XML
4 12 (9.38%) .NET
5 8 (6.25%) Ajax
5 8 (6.25%) JSON
5 8 (6.25%) Worklight
6 5 (3.91%) REST
6 5 (3.91%) Web Services
7 3 (2.34%) DAO
7 3 (2.34%) GWT
7 3 (2.34%) JSF
7 3 (2.34%) Middleware
7 3 (2.34%) RichFaces
8 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.56%) J2EE
8 2 (1.56%) Node.js
9 1 (0.78%) SOAP
9 1 (0.78%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.69%) User Experience
4 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.91%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.13%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.34%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.25%) AIX
1 8 (6.25%) Linux
1 8 (6.25%) Unix
2 7 (5.47%) Windows
3 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.34%) Android
4 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.41%) ITIL
3 18 (14.06%) Project Management
4 16 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 16 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 16 (12.50%) SDLC
4 16 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 15 (11.72%) Scrum
6 14 (10.94%) DevOps
7 13 (10.16%) Business Analysis
7 13 (10.16%) Programme Management
8 11 (8.59%) MVC
8 11 (8.59%) Risk Management
8 11 (8.59%) Waterfall
9 10 (7.81%) UML
10 9 (7.03%) Change Control
10 9 (7.03%) RAD
10 9 (7.03%) Service Management
10 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.66%) SQL
2 23 (17.97%) JavaScript
3 21 (16.41%) Java
4 10 (7.81%) C
4 10 (7.81%) C#
4 10 (7.81%) C++
4 10 (7.81%) VB
5 8 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.34%) Perl
7 2 (1.56%) Scala
8 1 (0.78%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) Degree
2 5 (3.91%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.13%) ISEB
3 4 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) CCNP
4 3 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (2.34%) SLA
3 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) GAMP
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) Netcool
2 1 (0.78%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.78%) Netcool/Webtop
2 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.03%) SAP
3 8 (6.25%) AppDynamics
3 8 (6.25%) IBM
3 8 (6.25%) Splunk
4 7 (5.47%) Adobe
5 5 (3.91%) Capita
5 5 (3.91%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.13%) Omniture
7 3 (2.34%) Cisco
7 3 (2.34%) Oracle
8 2 (1.56%) Google
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix
9 1 (0.78%) EMC
9 1 (0.78%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.78%) HP
9 1 (0.78%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.78%) Progress
9 1 (0.78%) Siebel
9 1 (0.78%) Teradata
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