The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 1.84% 0.68% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 7.69% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £388 - £243
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 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-69.36% +79.21%
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
11 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 6.75% 8.90% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Median daily rate £388 £209 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.62% -53.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £75 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £358 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.19% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.17
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.57%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newbury region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 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 Newbury region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Process Management
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Access
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Teradata
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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Top Related IT Skills in Newbury 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 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (20.00%) Process Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (20.00%) Teradata