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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 1.01% 1.78% 2.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.14% 13.79% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
14 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 14.14% 12.89% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 11
Median daily rate £260 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £435 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 1 May 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 4 (50.00%) Project Management
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) eTOM
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Process Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Escalation Management
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) MS Project
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) SLA
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) 3G
4 1 (12.50%) HTTP
4 1 (12.50%) WSDL
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) DMAIC
4 1 (12.50%) NetCracker
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) PMI
4 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Project
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) 3G
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Process Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Site Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripter
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) JMS
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) WSDL
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Escalation Management
3 2 (25.00%) eTOM
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Process Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Insight
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (12.50%) Arqiva
1 1 (12.50%) BT
1 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
1 1 (12.50%) Huawei
1 1 (12.50%) NetCracker
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
1 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
1 1 (12.50%) Siemens
1 1 (12.50%) Telindus
1 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
1 1 (12.50%) Virgin Media
1 1 (12.50%) ZTE