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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 53 64
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 18 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.13% 2.41% 1.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.14% 32.88% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £263 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.36% -9.83%
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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
56 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.64% 7.33% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 20
Average daily rate £350 £393 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +29.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £263 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £559 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £70.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +124.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -25.43%

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 26 January 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (26.83%) Project Management
2 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
4 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Degree
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
5 5 (12.20%) Java
5 5 (12.20%) Ericsson
5 5 (12.20%) Wireless
5 5 (12.20%) CMS
6 4 (9.76%) Migration
6 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.76%) TDD
6 4 (9.76%) Scrum
6 4 (9.76%) RNC
6 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
6 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.76%) SQL
6 4 (9.76%) MS Office
6 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
6 4 (9.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (7.32%) Software Architecture
7 3 (7.32%) Digital Media
7 3 (7.32%) HTML5
7 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.32%) BDD
7 3 (7.32%) Web Accessibility

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (12.20%) CMS
2 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Umbraco
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Wireless
2 4 (9.76%) RNC
3 3 (7.32%) LTE
3 3 (7.32%) GSM
3 3 (7.32%) UMTS
3 3 (7.32%) 2G
4 2 (4.88%) 3G
4 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.44%) 4G
5 1 (2.44%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.44%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
1 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Selenium
1 3 (7.32%) JBehave
1 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
1 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.44%) MSI
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) QA Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) QA Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Web Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.88%) Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Junior
6 1 (2.44%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) HTML
1 3 (7.32%) CSS
1 3 (7.32%) jQuery
1 3 (7.32%) HTML5
2 2 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (4.88%) CSS3
2 2 (4.88%) JSON
2 2 (4.88%) JSP
2 2 (4.88%) Servlets
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) Spring
2 2 (4.88%) J2EE
2 2 (4.88%) Spring Security
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.44%) WCF
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) FMCG
4 1 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Project Management
2 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) TDD
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.76%) Scrum
4 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.32%) BDD
5 3 (7.32%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.32%) Software Architecture
5 3 (7.32%) Kanban
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Network Planning
5 3 (7.32%) Pair Programming
5 3 (7.32%) DSDM
6 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) PMP
3 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Ericsson
3 4 (9.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (7.32%) Huawei
5 2 (4.88%) Nokia
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) Informatica
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Nortel
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.44%) Siemens
6 1 (2.44%) AppSense
6 1 (2.44%) Telerik