The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 2.13% 5.03% 2.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 57.14% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
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£363 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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 Newbury region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 12.77% 8.81% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Average daily rate £319 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £266 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £441 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Newbury region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

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Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Campaign Management
3 1 (25.00%) Propensity Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) SAS
3 1 (25.00%) Chordiant
3 1 (25.00%) GSM

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Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LTE
1 1 (25.00%) 4G
1 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (25.00%) GSM
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
1 1 (25.00%) UMTS
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) WiMAX
1 1 (25.00%) RNC
1 1 (25.00%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Campaign Management
2 1 (25.00%) Propensity Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Database Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Chordiant
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Unica
2 1 (25.00%) Epiphany
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
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