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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 67 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.57% 1.66% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.45% 25.00% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 35
Average daily rate
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£310 £268 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.88% -31.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £180 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £327 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
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
220 172 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.44% 6.66% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 77 67
Average daily rate £369 £308 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.91% -20.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £221 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 19
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.27%

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 December 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 December 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
Reading +11 22 £350 +30.84% 7
Slough +10 21 £287 +8.30% 5
Bracknell +7 11 £330 +32.00% 6
Newbury -6 1 £363 +31.81% 5
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
Hungerford - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 41 (29.29%) SQL
2 37 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (21.43%) Java
4 29 (20.71%) Project Management
5 24 (17.14%) .NET
5 24 (17.14%) Finance
6 22 (15.71%) Telecoms
6 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
7 21 (15.00%) HTML
8 20 (14.29%) IIS
9 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
9 19 (13.57%) OO
10 18 (12.86%) Degree
10 18 (12.86%) Selenium
11 17 (12.14%) Computer Science
11 17 (12.14%) Hibernate
12 16 (11.43%) Oracle
12 16 (11.43%) WebDriver
12 16 (11.43%) User Experience
13 15 (10.71%) J2EE
13 15 (10.71%) C#
13 15 (10.71%) MVC
14 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (9.29%) Wireless
16 12 (8.57%) ASP.NET
17 11 (7.86%) WCF
17 11 (7.86%) TeamCity
18 10 (7.14%) PowerShell
18 10 (7.14%) WPF

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 20 (14.29%) IIS
2 7 (5.00%) CMS
3 4 (2.86%) Apache
4 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.43%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.71%) WordPress
6 1 (0.71%) Confluence
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.71%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.71%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) MS Office
1 8 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) Blender
3 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.71%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.29%) Wireless
2 9 (6.43%) GSM
3 7 (5.00%) 2G
3 7 (5.00%) NAS
4 6 (4.29%) LTE
4 6 (4.29%) 3G
4 6 (4.29%) SAN
5 5 (3.57%) WCDMA
5 5 (3.57%) CDMA
5 5 (3.57%) GPRS
6 4 (2.86%) UMTS
6 4 (2.86%) RNC
7 3 (2.14%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.43%) WiMAX
8 2 (1.43%) 4G
8 2 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.71%) RTSP
9 1 (0.71%) NFC
9 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.86%) MySQL
5 3 (2.14%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.71%) DataStage
7 1 (0.71%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.71%) QlikView
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (12.86%) Selenium
2 16 (11.43%) WebDriver
3 11 (7.86%) TeamCity
4 10 (7.14%) MSBuild
5 4 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.14%) JUnit
6 3 (2.14%) TestPartner
6 3 (2.14%) JIRA
6 3 (2.14%) JBehave
7 2 (1.43%) TestNG
7 2 (1.43%) TestLink
8 1 (0.71%) Robolectric
8 1 (0.71%) Calabash
8 1 (0.71%) Appium
8 1 (0.71%) Maven
8 1 (0.71%) Ant
8 1 (0.71%) MSI
8 1 (0.71%) Subversion
8 1 (0.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 24 (17.14%) Finance
2 22 (15.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (2.14%) Legal
5 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.43%) Publishing
5 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (25.71%) Analyst
2 21 (15.00%) Developer
3 10 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 9 (6.43%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.71%) QA Analyst
6 7 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 7 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.00%) Tester
7 6 (4.29%) Test Manager
7 6 (4.29%) .NET Applications Developer
7 6 (4.29%) Designer
8 5 (3.57%) QA Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) UX Designer
8 5 (3.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Release Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) QA Tester
9 4 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.14%) .NET
2 21 (15.00%) HTML
3 17 (12.14%) Hibernate
4 15 (10.71%) J2EE
5 12 (8.57%) ASP.NET
6 11 (7.86%) WCF
7 10 (7.14%) WPF
7 10 (7.14%) JSON
8 9 (6.43%) SOAP
9 8 (5.71%) REST
10 7 (5.00%) jQuery
10 7 (5.00%) Ajax
10 7 (5.00%) Middleware
11 6 (4.29%) HTML5
12 5 (3.57%) Web Services
12 5 (3.57%) CSS
13 4 (2.86%) XML
13 4 (2.86%) Spring
13 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.14%) Computer Science
2 16 (11.43%) User Experience
3 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.57%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.86%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.43%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.71%) Handset
9 1 (0.71%) Replication
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.71%) FMCG
9 1 (0.71%) Open Source
9 1 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.71%) iPad
9 1 (0.71%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.71%) Linux
2 7 (5.00%) Windows
3 6 (4.29%) Android
3 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.14%) UNIX
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) AIX
6 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) Project Management
3 19 (13.57%) OO
4 15 (10.71%) MVC
5 14 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (7.14%) Test Management
6 10 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 9 (6.43%) Software Testing
7 9 (6.43%) Scrum
7 9 (6.43%) Code Coverage
8 8 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.71%) Test Scripting
9 7 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.29%) Business Analysis
10 6 (4.29%) TDD
10 6 (4.29%) Web Development
10 6 (4.29%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.29%) ITIL
10 6 (4.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 41 (29.29%) SQL
2 30 (21.43%) Java
3 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.71%) C#
5 10 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 10 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.43%) Ruby
7 8 (5.71%) Python
7 8 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.71%) Perl
8 7 (5.00%) VBScript
9 6 (4.29%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.29%) C++
9 6 (4.29%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.43%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.43%) VB
11 1 (0.71%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.71%) MUMPS
11 1 (0.71%) C
11 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (12.86%) Degree
2 7 (5.00%) ISEB
3 4 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.14%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.43%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) AAT
6 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.71%) PMP
6 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ACCA
6 1 (0.71%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) cPanel
2 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.71%) Control-M
2 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (11.43%) Oracle
2 8 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.00%) HP
4 6 (4.29%) Hitachi
5 5 (3.57%) Ericsson
6 3 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.14%) Remedy
6 3 (2.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (2.14%) Nokia
7 2 (1.43%) Informatica
7 2 (1.43%) Nortel
7 2 (1.43%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.43%) Huawei
8 1 (0.71%) webMethods
8 1 (0.71%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.71%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.71%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.71%) AppSense
8 1 (0.71%) Telerik
8 1 (0.71%) Appcelerator
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