The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 1 0 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 0.80% - 12.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% - 57.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 14
Average daily rate
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£243 - £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 1 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 6.40% 0.86% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 18
Average daily rate £438 £425 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +325.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
QA
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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

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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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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 25 July 2014, 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 (66.67%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) MS Project
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Couchbase
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (33.33%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software Manager
3 1 (16.67%) OSS Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) PMO Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
1 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) VMware