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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 23 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.08% 1.49% 2.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.26% 17.50% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 15
Median daily rate £350 £465 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% +32.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £323 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £553 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £347
% change year-on-year
- +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-17.15% -30.30%
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 80 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.17% 8.52% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 61
Median daily rate £375 £470 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% +18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £309 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £525 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.55 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.84 £17.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £44.85 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
1 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (25.00%) Project Management
3 7 (21.88%) TeamSite
3 7 (21.88%) Publishing
3 7 (21.88%) Adobe
3 7 (21.88%) HTML
3 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) CSS
3 7 (21.88%) XML
3 7 (21.88%) CMS
3 7 (21.88%) Content Management
3 7 (21.88%) Marketing
3 7 (21.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (18.75%) User Experience
4 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (18.75%) SAP
4 6 (18.75%) Finance
4 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 5 (15.63%) Service Management
5 5 (15.63%) MS Office
5 5 (15.63%) Windows
5 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.50%) Product Management
6 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint

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 7 (21.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 7 (21.88%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
3 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) DNS
1 4 (12.50%) HTTP
1 4 (12.50%) SMTP
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 3 (9.38%) WLAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
1 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) Capybara
2 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Hudson
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 2 (6.25%) TestLink
2 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 7 (21.88%) Marketing
1 7 (21.88%) Publishing
2 6 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Web Producer
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Content Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Web Content Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Web Content Producer
2 4 (12.50%) Web Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Data Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) CSS
1 7 (21.88%) HTML
1 7 (21.88%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 6 (18.75%) User Experience
2 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Project Management
3 7 (21.88%) Content Management
4 6 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (15.63%) Service Management
6 4 (12.50%) ERP
6 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
6 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 4 (12.50%) Product Management
7 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.38%) SDLC
7 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.38%) Test Management
8 2 (6.25%) MVC
8 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) CCNP
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.25%) ISEB
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Adobe
3 6 (18.75%) SAP
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Ariba
5 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com