The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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 Job Titles advertised for the Newbury 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - 19 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury - 0.68% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £200
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50
Job Titles Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
141 133 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 87.04% 91.10% 88.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 53 46
Average daily rate £400 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £165.00 £14.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1037.93% -67.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
QA Tester
Berkshire

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

QA Tester
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Toad
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) QADirector
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Toad
1 2 (100.00%) QADirector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle