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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 22 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.29% 1.56% 2.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.73% 23.73% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 17
Average daily rate
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£385 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £475
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 £28.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+69.69% +22.22%
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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
74 59 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.71% 6.58% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 41
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £300 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £469 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -27.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +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 5 August 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 5 August 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 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (28.00%) Selenium
3 12 (24.00%) Project Management
4 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (22.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (18.00%) BDD
6 9 (18.00%) Finance
6 9 (18.00%) C#
7 8 (16.00%) Web Services
7 8 (16.00%) Scrum
8 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
8 7 (14.00%) HP
8 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
8 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
9 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
9 6 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (12.00%) ISEB
9 6 (12.00%) MS Office
9 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
9 6 (12.00%) Business Development
10 5 (10.00%) SAP
11 4 (8.00%) HTML
11 4 (8.00%) Java
11 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
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 2 (4.00%) RNC
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) LTE
2 1 (2.00%) GSM
2 1 (2.00%) UMTS
2 1 (2.00%) 3G
2 1 (2.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) 2G
2 1 (2.00%) WiMAX
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 14 (28.00%) Selenium
2 11 (22.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.00%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.00%) Xcode
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 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Billing
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
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Tester
3 11 (22.00%) Test Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Software Tester
5 8 (16.00%) Architect
6 6 (12.00%) Test Leader
6 6 (12.00%) Applications Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (8.00%) QA Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Applications Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Mobile Web Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Service Transition Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) CSS
3 3 (6.00%) XML
3 3 (6.00%) jQuery
3 3 (6.00%) Sencha Touch
3 3 (6.00%) HTML5
3 3 (6.00%) CSS3
4 2 (4.00%) PhoneGap
4 2 (4.00%) JSON
4 2 (4.00%) Ajax
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
4 2 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.00%) RESTful
5 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.00%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.00%) iPhone
1 2 (4.00%) iPad
1 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.00%) User Experience
1 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.00%) Xbox
2 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.00%) iSeries
2 1 (2.00%) DTV
2 1 (2.00%) AS400
2 1 (2.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Wiki
2 1 (2.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (24.00%) Project Management
4 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.00%) BDD
6 8 (16.00%) Scrum
7 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Business Development
9 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
9 4 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (6.00%) ITIL
11 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) C#
2 4 (8.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.00%) ISEB
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.00%) PMP
5 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.00%) CISM
6 1 (2.00%) CISMP
6 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) HP
2 5 (10.00%) SAP
3 3 (6.00%) Apple
3 3 (6.00%) Sencha
4 2 (4.00%) Capita
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.00%) Nokia
5 1 (2.00%) Nortel
5 1 (2.00%) Cognos
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Endeca
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Coremetrics
5 1 (2.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.00%) BT
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