The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Maidenhead region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 1.56% 2.63% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 33.33% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £130 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +98.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 8.59% 7.89% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate £340 £300 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +185.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
QA
Berkshire

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 24 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) SEO
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) SEO
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe