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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 6 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 4.00% 1.95% 5.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.00% 12.90% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate £336 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £293 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £413 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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 Newbury region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
25 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 16.67% 15.12% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 10
Average daily rate £315 £363 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £194 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £480 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) MS Project
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) XSD
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
3 2 (22.22%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (22.22%) JMS
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) HTTP
3 2 (22.22%) WSDL
3 2 (22.22%) SLA
3 2 (22.22%) PMI
3 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
3 2 (22.22%) eTOM
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Process Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Insight

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Project
2 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) 3G
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) PMO Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Process Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Site Manager
2 2 (22.22%) TIBCO Architect
3 1 (11.11%) PMO Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) JMS
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) WSDL
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PMI
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) eTOM
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Process Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Insight
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) PMBOK
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
2 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (11.11%) BT
2 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
2 1 (11.11%) Huawei
2 1 (11.11%) NetCracker
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (11.11%) Siemens
2 1 (11.11%) ZTE