The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 42 60 48
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 23 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.23% 2.17% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.85% 17.19% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 13
Median daily rate £350 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £352 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £534 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%

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
66 128 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.26% 12.61% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 68 43
Median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for QA.

1 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Project Management
3 13 (28.89%) Publishing
4 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 11 (24.44%) HTML
5 11 (24.44%) Problem Management
5 11 (24.44%) Mentoring
5 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (22.22%) CSS
6 10 (22.22%) Finance
7 8 (17.78%) CMS
7 8 (17.78%) Web Services
7 8 (17.78%) XML
7 8 (17.78%) Java
7 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.56%) MS Office
8 7 (15.56%) Windows
8 7 (15.56%) Adobe
8 7 (15.56%) TeamSite
8 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (15.56%) Content Management
8 7 (15.56%) Marketing
8 7 (15.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (13.33%) Android
9 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (13.33%) Product Management
9 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (13.33%) User Experience

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 8 (17.78%) CMS
2 7 (15.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.22%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.56%) MS Office
3 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle CX
3 1 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) DNS
1 6 (13.33%) HTTP
1 6 (13.33%) SMTP
2 5 (11.11%) GSM
2 5 (11.11%) HSPA
2 5 (11.11%) LTE
2 5 (11.11%) WCDMA
3 2 (4.44%) SSH
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Big Data
1 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Xcode
2 5 (11.11%) Android Studio
3 4 (8.89%) Selenium
4 3 (6.67%) JIRA
5 2 (4.44%) Capybara
5 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.44%) Hudson
5 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.44%) JUnit
5 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.44%) TestLink
5 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.22%) NUnit
6 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (28.89%) Publishing
2 10 (22.22%) Finance
3 7 (15.56%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) Web Producer
2 5 (11.11%) Analyst
2 5 (11.11%) Architect
2 5 (11.11%) Content Manager
3 4 (8.89%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Data Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Developer
3 4 (8.89%) Web Content Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Web Content Producer
3 4 (8.89%) Web Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) SAP Data Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (4.44%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) QA Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) HTML
2 10 (22.22%) CSS
3 8 (17.78%) Web Services
3 8 (17.78%) XML
4 4 (8.89%) .NET
5 2 (4.44%) REST
5 2 (4.44%) SOAP
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) Apache CXF
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.22%) DAO
6 1 (2.22%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.22%) GWT
6 1 (2.22%) JSF
6 1 (2.22%) Middleware
6 1 (2.22%) RESTful
6 1 (2.22%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 6 (13.33%) User Experience
3 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.44%) Life Science
4 2 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) FMCG
5 1 (2.22%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Android
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Project Management
3 11 (24.44%) Mentoring
3 11 (24.44%) Problem Management
4 7 (15.56%) Content Management
4 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (13.33%) Migration
5 6 (13.33%) Mobile Development
5 6 (13.33%) Patch Management
5 6 (13.33%) Product Management
5 6 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (13.33%) Service Design
6 5 (11.11%) Coaching
6 5 (11.11%) SDLC
6 5 (11.11%) Service Management
6 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.89%) ERP
7 4 (8.89%) Scrum
7 4 (8.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
1 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.33%) Objective-C
3 5 (11.11%) Apple Swift
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) C
5 2 (4.44%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.44%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) TeamSite
2 2 (4.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Adobe
3 5 (11.11%) Apple
3 5 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) BMC
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) Remedy
4 2 (4.44%) Tableau
5 1 (2.22%) Ariba
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.22%) Sitecore