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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 49 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 60 59 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.10% 2.40% 2.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.43% 22.87% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 38
Median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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
185 258 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.55% 10.48% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 131 137
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 0
Median hourly rate £20.95 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +13 25 £350 -22.22% 5
Maidenhead +4 10 £300 - 3
Bracknell +1 5 £500 - 5
Newbury +3 3 £450 +45.16% 3
Slough +6 1 £370 +7.24% 3
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 47 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.77%) Project Management
2 27 (21.77%) SQL
3 25 (20.16%) HTML
4 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 22 (17.74%) CSS
6 21 (16.94%) Java
7 19 (15.32%) XML
7 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
7 19 (15.32%) Microsoft
7 19 (15.32%) Finance
8 17 (13.71%) Telecoms
8 17 (13.71%) Mentoring
9 16 (12.90%) ITIL
9 16 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (11.29%) E-Commerce
10 14 (11.29%) Scrum
10 14 (11.29%) Selenium
10 14 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (11.29%) DevOps
11 13 (10.48%) Waterfall
11 13 (10.48%) Publishing
12 12 (9.68%) Marketing
12 12 (9.68%) .NET
13 11 (8.87%) C#
13 11 (8.87%) Problem Management
14 10 (8.06%) Degree
14 10 (8.06%) MS Office
14 10 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (7.26%) WebDriver

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 (7.26%) CMS
2 8 (6.45%) Apache
2 8 (6.45%) Commerce Server
2 8 (6.45%) IBM HTTP Server
2 8 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (5.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (3.23%) Confluence
5 2 (1.61%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.06%) MS Office
3 9 (7.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.23%) MS Project
5 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Fredhopper
2 3 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.61%) SessionCam
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.61%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.61%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.81%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) GSM
1 6 (4.84%) HSPA
1 6 (4.84%) LTE
1 6 (4.84%) WCDMA
2 4 (3.23%) DNS
2 4 (3.23%) HTTP
2 4 (3.23%) SMTP
3 3 (2.42%) Firewall
3 3 (2.42%) NAS
3 3 (2.42%) Network Security
3 3 (2.42%) SAN
4 1 (0.81%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.81%) DOCSIS
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) WAN
4 1 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) DB2
1 8 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.65%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.29%) Selenium
2 9 (7.26%) JIRA
2 9 (7.26%) WebDriver
3 8 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.65%) Xcode
5 6 (4.84%) Android Studio
5 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.03%) JUnit
7 4 (3.23%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.42%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.42%) Subversion
8 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.61%) Capybara
9 2 (1.61%) Hudson
9 2 (1.61%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.61%) TestLink
10 1 (0.81%) Appium
10 1 (0.81%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.81%) Protractor
General
1 19 (15.32%) Finance
2 17 (13.71%) Telecoms
3 13 (10.48%) Publishing
4 12 (9.68%) Marketing
5 7 (5.65%) Retail
6 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.61%) Banking
7 2 (1.61%) Danish Language
7 2 (1.61%) Games
7 2 (1.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.81%) Automotive
8 1 (0.81%) Back Office
8 1 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (29.03%) Analyst
2 15 (12.10%) Developer
3 10 (8.06%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.26%) Architect
5 8 (6.45%) QA Analyst
5 8 (6.45%) Transition Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Tester
7 6 (4.84%) QA Automation Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Web Producer
8 5 (4.03%) Content Manager
8 5 (4.03%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Designer
8 5 (4.03%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.03%) QA Tester
8 5 (4.03%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (4.03%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.16%) HTML
2 22 (17.74%) CSS
3 19 (15.32%) XML
4 12 (9.68%) .NET
5 9 (7.26%) JSON
6 8 (6.45%) Ajax
6 8 (6.45%) Worklight
7 6 (4.84%) Web Services
8 5 (4.03%) REST
9 4 (3.23%) DAO
9 4 (3.23%) GWT
9 4 (3.23%) JSF
9 4 (3.23%) Middleware
9 4 (3.23%) RichFaces
10 3 (2.42%) Node.js
11 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.61%) CSS3
11 2 (1.61%) HTML5
11 2 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.65%) User Experience
3 6 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.42%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.42%) FMCG
5 3 (2.42%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.42%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) Handset
7 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.81%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.26%) Android
2 8 (6.45%) AIX
2 8 (6.45%) Linux
2 8 (6.45%) Unix
3 6 (4.84%) Windows
4 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.77%) Project Management
3 17 (13.71%) Mentoring
4 16 (12.90%) ITIL
4 16 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (11.29%) DevOps
5 14 (11.29%) E-Commerce
5 14 (11.29%) Scrum
6 13 (10.48%) Waterfall
7 11 (8.87%) Problem Management
8 10 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (6.45%) Change Control
9 8 (6.45%) Mobile First
9 8 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.45%) TDD
10 7 (5.65%) Coaching
10 7 (5.65%) Mobile Development
10 7 (5.65%) Programme Management
10 7 (5.65%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.77%) SQL
2 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 21 (16.94%) Java
4 11 (8.87%) C#
5 8 (6.45%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.65%) Objective-C
7 6 (4.84%) Apple Swift
8 5 (4.03%) C
9 4 (3.23%) C++
9 4 (3.23%) VB
10 3 (2.42%) Perl
11 2 (1.61%) Scala
12 1 (0.81%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.06%) Degree
2 9 (7.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.81%) HND
6 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) GMP
3 1 (0.81%) GAMP
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) TeamSite
2 2 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.81%) Netcool
3 1 (0.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.81%) Netcool/Webtop
3 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 19 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.45%) AppDynamics
2 8 (6.45%) IBM
2 8 (6.45%) SAP
2 8 (6.45%) Splunk
3 7 (5.65%) Adobe
4 6 (4.84%) Apple
5 5 (4.03%) Oracle
6 4 (3.23%) Omniture
6 4 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.42%) BMC
7 3 (2.42%) Remedy
8 2 (1.61%) Capita
8 2 (1.61%) Google
9 1 (0.81%) Ariba
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix
9 1 (0.81%) HP
9 1 (0.81%) Progress
9 1 (0.81%) Siebel
9 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
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