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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 0.97% 6.52% 3.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 42.86% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.40%
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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
11 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 10.68% 15.22% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate £379 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% +21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +6.34%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 20 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) PeopleCode
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Retail

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Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) PeopleCode
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP