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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 5.74% 2.59% 7.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.00% 21.43% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £408 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £34.28 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +75.76%
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
20 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 16.39% 12.07% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
Median daily rate £338 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Maidenhead region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 July 2016, 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) Docker
5 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Nagios
5 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 3 (25.00%) MS Project
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (8.33%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
7 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring

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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
1 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Digital Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) HR Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Validation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Chemistry
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) Critical Path Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) E-business
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft