The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 49 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 30 19 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.96% 2.20% 4.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.10% 26.39% 33.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 25
Average daily rate
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£456 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £515 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -58.61%
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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 Reading region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
73 72 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.21% 8.33% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 48
Average daily rate £475 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £261 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -7.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Reading region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Reading region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 19 (38.00%) Project Management
2 15 (30.00%) Web Services
2 15 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (24.00%) Business Development
4 11 (22.00%) Finance
4 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.00%) Selenium
5 10 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.00%) HP
7 7 (14.00%) C#
7 7 (14.00%) Java
7 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.00%) WebDriver
8 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (12.00%) BDD
8 6 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
8 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
8 6 (12.00%) MS Office
8 6 (12.00%) ISEB
9 5 (10.00%) Scrum
9 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
10 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) DNS
2 2 (4.00%) SMTP
2 2 (4.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) GSM
3 1 (2.00%) UMTS
3 1 (2.00%) 3G
3 1 (2.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) 2G
3 1 (2.00%) WiMAX
3 1 (2.00%) RNC
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.00%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.00%) JBehave
5 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Billing
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.00%) Games
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Architect
2 14 (28.00%) Analyst
3 13 (26.00%) Applications Architect
4 8 (16.00%) Tester
5 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (12.00%) Test Leader
6 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Applications Architect
7 5 (10.00%) Software Tester
8 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
10 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
10 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
10 2 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
11 1 (2.00%) Principal Solutions Architect
11 1 (2.00%) Lead Tester
11 1 (2.00%) Service Transition Analyst
11 1 (2.00%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.00%) RESTful
3 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) AS400
4 1 (2.00%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) Wiki
4 1 (2.00%) Online Games
4 1 (2.00%) iSeries
4 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) UNIX
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Project Management
2 12 (24.00%) Business Development
3 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 6 (12.00%) BDD
6 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.00%) Scrum
8 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Service Management
8 4 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.00%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) C#
1 7 (14.00%) Java
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (2.00%) Ruby
3 1 (2.00%) PHP
3 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (12.00%) ISEB
2 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) PMP
4 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CISM
5 1 (2.00%) CISMP
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Capita
4 1 (2.00%) Endeca
4 1 (2.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) Coremetrics
4 1 (2.00%) Cognos
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Nortel
4 1 (2.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.00%) Nokia
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
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