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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 85 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.95% 2.00% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.17% 28.36% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.84% +8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £498 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £18.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+91.66% -30.76%
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
217 201 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.54% 7.05% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 113 98
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £202 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £21.55 £13.00 £11.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.76% +11.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -3 26 £355 +0.99% 19
Bracknell +14 16 £393 -1.87% 1
Slough +8 14 £250 -37.50% 1
Maidenhead +11 5 £375 - 2
Newbury -8 3 £300 +9.09%
Thatcham - 2 £163 -
Windsor - 1 - - 2
Wokingham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 46 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (23.87%) Telecoms
3 34 (21.94%) Selenium
4 32 (20.65%) Java
5 28 (18.06%) Project Management
6 27 (17.42%) WebDriver
7 25 (16.13%) Test Automation
8 23 (14.84%) SQL
9 22 (14.19%) Degree
10 21 (13.55%) Test Scripting
11 19 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
11 19 (12.26%) Finance
12 18 (11.61%) XML
12 18 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (9.68%) Security Cleared
13 15 (9.68%) C#
13 15 (9.68%) HTML
13 15 (9.68%) Scrum
14 14 (9.03%) JavaScript
14 14 (9.03%) PRINCE2
14 14 (9.03%) MS Office
14 14 (9.03%) MS Excel
15 13 (8.39%) Test Strategy
16 12 (7.74%) BDD
16 12 (7.74%) Web Services
16 12 (7.74%) Oracle
17 11 (7.10%) SOAP
17 11 (7.10%) ITIL
17 11 (7.10%) Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.58%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (9.03%) MS Office
1 14 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.29%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) SaaS
2 2 (1.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) RNC
2 6 (3.87%) NAS
2 6 (3.87%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.87%) SAN
3 4 (2.58%) Wireless
4 3 (1.94%) Firewall
4 3 (1.94%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.94%) Network Security
5 2 (1.29%) RTSP
6 1 (0.65%) 4G
6 1 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.65%) LTE
6 1 (0.65%) 2G
6 1 (0.65%) WiMAX
6 1 (0.65%) 3G
6 1 (0.65%) ATM
6 1 (0.65%) GSM
6 1 (0.65%) SMS
6 1 (0.65%) UMTS
6 1 (0.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.87%) InterSystems Cache
3 4 (2.58%) DB2
4 3 (1.94%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.94%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.29%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.65%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (21.94%) Selenium
2 27 (17.42%) WebDriver
3 11 (7.10%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.87%) JBehave
5 5 (3.23%) JIRA
5 5 (3.23%) TestPartner
6 3 (1.94%) Subversion
7 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.29%) RSpec
7 2 (1.29%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.29%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.29%) MSI
7 2 (1.29%) Xcode
7 2 (1.29%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.29%) Calabash
7 2 (1.29%) Appium
7 2 (1.29%) Robolectric
8 1 (0.65%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (23.87%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.26%) Finance
3 9 (5.81%) Retail
4 6 (3.87%) Marketing
5 5 (3.23%) Legal
6 4 (2.58%) Billing
7 3 (1.94%) Banking
8 2 (1.29%) Games
8 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.65%) Publishing
9 1 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.65%) Electronics
9 1 (0.65%) French Language
9 1 (0.65%) German Language
9 1 (0.65%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 33 (21.29%) Analyst
2 25 (16.13%) Tester
3 19 (12.26%) Test Analyst
4 15 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 12 (7.74%) Developer
6 10 (6.45%) Test Manager
7 9 (5.81%) Consultant
7 9 (5.81%) QA Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Software Tester
8 8 (5.16%) Automation Tester
9 7 (4.52%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Management Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) Architect
9 7 (4.52%) QA Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Amdocs Consultant
10 6 (3.87%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Test Leader
11 5 (3.23%) QA Tester
12 4 (2.58%) QA Test Analyst
12 4 (2.58%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.61%) XML
2 15 (9.68%) HTML
3 12 (7.74%) Web Services
4 11 (7.10%) SOAP
5 10 (6.45%) .NET
5 10 (6.45%) JSON
6 8 (5.16%) WPF
7 7 (4.52%) J2EE
8 6 (3.87%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.23%) Ajax
9 5 (3.23%) CSS
9 5 (3.23%) Flash
9 5 (3.23%) HTML5
9 5 (3.23%) Gherkin
10 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.58%) Middleware
11 3 (1.94%) jQuery
11 3 (1.94%) RESTful
11 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.52%) User Experience
3 6 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.23%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.29%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.29%) iPad
6 2 (1.29%) iPhone
6 2 (1.29%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) iSeries
7 1 (0.65%) Open Source
7 1 (0.65%) Online Games
7 1 (0.65%) FMCG
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) DTV
7 1 (0.65%) AS400
7 1 (0.65%) Handset
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.10%) Linux
2 10 (6.45%) UNIX
3 9 (5.81%) Android
4 8 (5.16%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.52%) Windows
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.06%) Project Management
3 25 (16.13%) Test Automation
4 21 (13.55%) Test Scripting
5 18 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (9.68%) Scrum
7 14 (9.03%) PRINCE2
8 13 (8.39%) Test Strategy
9 12 (7.74%) BDD
10 11 (7.10%) ITIL
10 11 (7.10%) TDD
11 10 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.45%) Regression Testing
11 10 (6.45%) Workflow
11 10 (6.45%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.45%) OO
11 10 (6.45%) Test Management
12 9 (5.81%) Workflow Management
13 7 (4.52%) Network Planning
13 7 (4.52%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.65%) Java
2 23 (14.84%) SQL
3 15 (9.68%) C#
4 14 (9.03%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.87%) MUMPS
5 6 (3.87%) Ruby
6 4 (2.58%) Python
6 4 (2.58%) C++
7 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.94%) Perl
7 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.29%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.29%) C
9 1 (0.65%) PeopleCode
9 1 (0.65%) XPath
9 1 (0.65%) PHP
9 1 (0.65%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 22 (14.19%) Degree
2 15 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.10%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.45%) ISEB
5 8 (5.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.87%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.23%) PMP
7 5 (3.23%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) HNC
10 1 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.74%) Oracle
3 9 (5.81%) Amdocs
4 8 (5.16%) Ericsson
5 7 (4.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (3.87%) InterSystems
7 5 (3.23%) SAP
8 4 (2.58%) Remedy
9 3 (1.94%) Sencha
9 3 (1.94%) BMC
9 3 (1.94%) Hitachi
9 3 (1.94%) Apple
10 2 (1.29%) HP
10 2 (1.29%) VMware
10 2 (1.29%) Telerik
10 2 (1.29%) Capita
11 1 (0.65%) Endeca
11 1 (0.65%) Google
11 1 (0.65%) Coremetrics
11 1 (0.65%) Huawei
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago