The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 12 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.33% 2.70% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.05% 25.00% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £298 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
57 104 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.33% 10.79% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 38 25
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £159 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £504 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.07 £23.50 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +58.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
QA
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014, 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 11 (31.43%) Telecoms
2 10 (28.57%) HTML
3 9 (25.71%) Project Management
4 8 (22.86%) HTML5
5 7 (20.00%) jQuery
5 7 (20.00%) Java
5 7 (20.00%) CSS
5 7 (20.00%) XML
5 7 (20.00%) CMS
5 7 (20.00%) Publishing
5 7 (20.00%) Content Management
6 6 (17.14%) Degree
6 6 (17.14%) WCDMA
6 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
7 5 (14.29%) Sencha
7 5 (14.29%) CSS3
7 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Time Management
7 5 (14.29%) Android
7 5 (14.29%) Sencha Touch
7 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
7 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 5 (14.29%) Windows
7 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 5 (14.29%) JSON
7 5 (14.29%) Ajax
7 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
7 5 (14.29%) Wireless
8 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.43%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 7 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.71%) Photoshop
3 2 (5.71%) MS Project
4 1 (2.86%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) WCDMA
2 5 (14.29%) Wireless
3 4 (11.43%) CDMA
3 4 (11.43%) GPRS
3 4 (11.43%) GSM
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
5 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
5 2 (5.71%) HSPA
5 2 (5.71%) LTE
5 2 (5.71%) VoIP
6 1 (2.86%) SMTP
6 1 (2.86%) HTTP
6 1 (2.86%) SNMP
6 1 (2.86%) DNS
6 1 (2.86%) SSL
6 1 (2.86%) NFC
6 1 (2.86%) 3G
6 1 (2.86%) RTP
6 1 (2.86%) 2G
6 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) DB2
1 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Subversion
2 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) Ant
4 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) PhoneGap
4 1 (2.86%) Trac
4 1 (2.86%) Xcode
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 11 (31.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.00%) Publishing
3 4 (11.43%) Finance
4 2 (5.71%) Games
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Project Planner
2 4 (11.43%) Web Developer
2 4 (11.43%) QA Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile Web Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior QA Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Architect
3 3 (8.57%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Environment Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) HTML
2 8 (22.86%) HTML5
3 7 (20.00%) jQuery
3 7 (20.00%) CSS
3 7 (20.00%) XML
4 5 (14.29%) Ajax
4 5 (14.29%) JSON
4 5 (14.29%) CSS3
4 5 (14.29%) Sencha Touch
5 4 (11.43%) Spring
5 4 (11.43%) Struts2
5 4 (11.43%) Struts
6 3 (8.57%) Web Services
6 3 (8.57%) SOAP
6 3 (8.57%) REST
7 1 (2.86%) Java SE
7 1 (2.86%) XSLT
7 1 (2.86%) Flash
7 1 (2.86%) XHTML
7 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 5 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.71%) Handset
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
2 5 (14.29%) Android
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.86%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) FreeBSD
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Project Management
2 7 (20.00%) Content Management
3 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Time Management
4 4 (11.43%) Web Application Development
4 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.57%) Validation
5 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.57%) Quality Management
5 3 (8.57%) CMMI
5 3 (8.57%) OO
5 3 (8.57%) Android Development
5 3 (8.57%) iOS Development
5 3 (8.57%) Web Development
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) QMS
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) ActionScript
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) AWK
3 1 (2.86%) Lua
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO 9001
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Sencha
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Apple
3 1 (2.86%) Endeca
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) Coremetrics
3 1 (2.86%) Nortel
3 1 (2.86%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.86%) Nokia
3 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
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