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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 48 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 7 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.97% 2.76% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.21% 35.44% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 15
Median daily rate £403 £483 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.58% +48.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £267 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £503 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
QA
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
76 79 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.48% 7.79% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 50
Median daily rate £375 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £308 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £570 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 15
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.55 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £21.55 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £21.55 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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 26 September 2016.

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 September 2016, 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 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
1 5 (18.52%) XML
1 5 (18.52%) LAN
1 5 (18.52%) WLAN
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (18.52%) CCNP
2 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
2 4 (14.81%) Publishing
2 4 (14.81%) CMS
2 4 (14.81%) Content Management
2 4 (14.81%) Economics
2 4 (14.81%) TeamSite
2 4 (14.81%) Adobe
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) SLA
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System

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 4 (14.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (14.81%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Boomi
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
1 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) LAN
1 5 (18.52%) WLAN
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Ranorex
2 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
1 4 (14.81%) Publishing
2 2 (7.41%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Programme Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Web Producer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Content Manager
4 2 (7.41%) HTML CSS Producer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Web Content Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Web Content Producer
4 2 (7.41%) Web Editor
4 2 (7.41%) Web Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Website Manager
4 2 (7.41%) WLAN Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Developer
5 1 (3.70%) QA Leader
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.70%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 2 (7.41%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
5 1 (3.70%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.70%) JDBC
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Economics
1 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
1 4 (14.81%) Content Management
1 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
1 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Process Management
3 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Software Licensing
3 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (7.41%) Test Management
4 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (3.70%) Data Transformation
4 1 (3.70%) Defect Management
4 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Groovy
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) CCNP
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) TeamSite
2 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) Adobe
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Concur
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
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