The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 3.33% 3.88% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 40.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £383 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.13% +14.06%
QA
Berkshire

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 Maidenhead region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 4.17% 9.71% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Average daily rate £383 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.67% +0.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Maidenhead region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Maidenhead region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Maidenhead region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) MS Project
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Docker
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) E-business
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) GxP
4 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (16.67%) Chemistry
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Maven

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 2 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) HR Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Validation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Chemistry
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) E-business
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker