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 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 77 65
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 80 54 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.29% 2.11% 2.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.21% 24.11% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 39
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £430 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-23.83% -16.27%
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
215 224 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.85% 8.75% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 81 98
Average daily rate £413 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 14
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.78 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.08% -6.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 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 27 August 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
Slough +21 22 £375 +82.92% 6
Reading -10 18 £425 +13.33% 9
Maidenhead -4 6 - - 4
Bracknell +5 4 £238 - 2
Newbury +2 1 £243 -12.21%
Wokingham - 1 £275 -
Hungerford - - - - 1
Ascot - - - -
Windsor - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 32 (24.62%) Telecoms
2 26 (20.00%) Finance
2 26 (20.00%) Project Management
3 22 (16.92%) SQL
4 21 (16.15%) .NET
5 18 (13.85%) SQL Server
5 18 (13.85%) HTML
5 18 (13.85%) Degree
6 17 (13.08%) Java
7 16 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 14 (10.77%) JavaScript
9 14 (10.77%) MS Office
9 14 (10.77%) Web Services
9 14 (10.77%) HP
9 14 (10.77%) Wireless
9 14 (10.77%) Release Management
10 13 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 13 (10.00%) CMS
10 13 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
11 11 (8.46%) XML
11 11 (8.46%) IIS
11 11 (8.46%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.46%) Windows
11 11 (8.46%) Selenium
11 11 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (8.46%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.46%) Mobile App
12 10 (7.69%) LTE

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (10.00%) CMS
2 11 (8.46%) IIS
3 9 (6.92%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.08%) Magnolia
5 2 (1.54%) Apache
5 2 (1.54%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.77%) WordPress
6 1 (0.77%) Confluence
6 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.77%) MS Office
3 7 (5.38%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.31%) MS Project
6 2 (1.54%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.77%) Blender
7 1 (0.77%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.77%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.77%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.77%) Wireless
2 10 (7.69%) LTE
3 7 (5.38%) WCDMA
4 6 (4.62%) GPRS
4 6 (4.62%) GSM
4 6 (4.62%) Internet
5 5 (3.85%) 3G
5 5 (3.85%) CDMA
5 5 (3.85%) 2G
6 4 (3.08%) 4G
7 3 (2.31%) HSPA
8 2 (1.54%) SAN
8 2 (1.54%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.54%) ZigBee
8 2 (1.54%) UMTS
8 2 (1.54%) VoIP
8 2 (1.54%) DNS
9 1 (0.77%) SSL
9 1 (0.77%) IPv6
9 1 (0.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.31%) MySQL
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.54%) DB2
4 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.77%) QlikView
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.77%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.77%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Selenium
2 9 (6.92%) TeamCity
3 8 (6.15%) MSBuild
4 6 (4.62%) WebDriver
5 5 (3.85%) Subversion
6 4 (3.08%) JUnit
6 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.08%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.31%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (2.31%) TestNG
8 2 (1.54%) Maven
8 2 (1.54%) JIRA
8 2 (1.54%) Ant
8 2 (1.54%) WinRunner
8 2 (1.54%) Robotium
8 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.54%) JBehave
8 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.54%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.77%) Trac
General
1 32 (24.62%) Telecoms
2 26 (20.00%) Finance
3 10 (7.69%) Retail
4 8 (6.15%) Marketing
5 6 (4.62%) Publishing
6 5 (3.85%) Billing
6 5 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.08%) German Language
7 4 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.54%) Electronics
8 2 (1.54%) Legal
8 2 (1.54%) Games
8 2 (1.54%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (17.69%) Analyst
2 13 (10.00%) Developer
3 11 (8.46%) Project Manager
4 7 (5.38%) Test Analyst
4 7 (5.38%) Architect
5 6 (4.62%) Quality Manager
5 6 (4.62%) Business Analyst
6 5 (3.85%) Consultant
6 5 (3.85%) QA Manager
6 5 (3.85%) Applications Developer
7 4 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.08%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (3.08%) Project Planner
7 4 (3.08%) Test Manager
7 4 (3.08%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.08%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.08%) Test Consultant
7 4 (3.08%) QA Engineer
7 4 (3.08%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.15%) .NET
2 18 (13.85%) HTML
3 14 (10.77%) Web Services
4 11 (8.46%) XML
5 10 (7.69%) jQuery
6 9 (6.92%) HTML5
6 9 (6.92%) SOAP
7 7 (5.38%) J2EE
7 7 (5.38%) CSS
7 7 (5.38%) REST
8 6 (4.62%) JSON
8 6 (4.62%) Ajax
9 5 (3.85%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.08%) Spring
10 4 (3.08%) CSS3
10 4 (3.08%) Sencha Touch
11 3 (2.31%) WCF
11 3 (2.31%) WPF
11 3 (2.31%) Struts2
11 3 (2.31%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.08%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.31%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (2.31%) Open Source
6 2 (1.54%) FMCG
6 2 (1.54%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.54%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.54%) Handset
6 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.77%) NHS
7 1 (0.77%) Firmware
7 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.77%) Replication
7 1 (0.77%) Clustering
7 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.77%) DTV
7 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.46%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.15%) Android
4 5 (3.85%) Linux
5 3 (2.31%) UNIX
6 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.77%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.77%) zOS
7 1 (0.77%) AIX
7 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.00%) Project Management
2 16 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.77%) Release Management
4 13 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (8.46%) E-Commerce
5 11 (8.46%) Test Automation
6 10 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 10 (7.69%) CRM
6 10 (7.69%) MVC
6 10 (7.69%) Scrum
7 9 (6.92%) Content Management
7 9 (6.92%) Workflow
7 9 (6.92%) OO
7 9 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (6.15%) Test Management
8 8 (6.15%) Service Management
8 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.38%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.92%) SQL
2 17 (13.08%) Java
3 14 (10.77%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.69%) C#
5 9 (6.92%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.62%) Python
7 5 (3.85%) Perl
8 4 (3.08%) VBScript
8 4 (3.08%) VB
8 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.08%) Ruby
9 3 (2.31%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.54%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.77%) PHP
11 1 (0.77%) Korn
11 1 (0.77%) XPath
11 1 (0.77%) Lua
11 1 (0.77%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 18 (13.85%) Degree
2 9 (6.92%) ISEB
3 8 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.62%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) HND
6 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PMP
7 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.77%) CCNA
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) GMP
4 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.38%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.62%) Netcool
3 6 (4.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 6 (4.62%) Netcool/Webtop
4 1 (0.77%) Nagios
4 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 14 (10.77%) HP
2 13 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.92%) Lotus
5 8 (6.15%) Metastorm
6 5 (3.85%) Oracle
7 4 (3.08%) Nokia
7 4 (3.08%) Cisco
7 4 (3.08%) Ericsson
7 4 (3.08%) Sencha
8 3 (2.31%) Remedy
8 3 (2.31%) Nortel
9 2 (1.54%) SAP
9 2 (1.54%) Apple
9 2 (1.54%) VMware
10 1 (0.77%) Endeca
10 1 (0.77%) Google
10 1 (0.77%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.77%) Huawei
10 1 (0.77%) Agilent
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