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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Newbury
Rank 15 15 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 3.75% 4.26% 2.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 30.00% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Median daily rate £450 £336 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.82% +12.08%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 7.50% 14.18% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 15
Median daily rate £525 £313 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £249 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £356 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) BMC
1 3 (75.00%) Remedy
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security
1 3 (75.00%) NAS
1 3 (75.00%) Project Governance
1 3 (75.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (75.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner

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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) NAS
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Appium
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (75.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Governance
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) BMC
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Remedy