The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Maidenhead
Rank 18 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 4.20% 3.48% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 33.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £300 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% -8.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £53.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.05% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
22 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 15.38% 10.43% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Median daily rate £375 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £401 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £49.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Maidenhead region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 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 Maidenhead region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) QA Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 2 (14.29%) FMCG
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) Omniture
6 2 (14.29%) Marketing
6 2 (14.29%) Logistics
6 2 (14.29%) Web Analytics
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) Subversion
6 2 (14.29%) Legal
6 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) GMP
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead 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 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
1 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Protractor
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Automation Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) QA Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) QA Automation Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) QA Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Product Owner
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Site Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Product Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Report Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) DOM
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) Handlebars
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) LESS
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) FMCG
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) QA Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Analytics
6 2 (14.29%) Change Control
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) Logistics
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Web Analytics
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) SEO
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) Time Management
7 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) GMP
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Omniture
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle