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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Newbury
Rank 14 16 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 3.75% 4.27% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 28.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £310 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -14.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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
6 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 7.50% 15.24% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 15
Median daily rate £450 £315 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £310 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

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 20 January 2017, 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 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) BMC
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Remedy
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Project Governance
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) NAS
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Team
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Siebel
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) GAMP
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical

QA
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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) NAS
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Appium
1 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
1 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Compliance Officer
2 1 (14.29%) CRM Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) QA Officer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Team
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Governance
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GAMP
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) BMC
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Siebel