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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 47 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing QA 19 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.21% 2.37% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.45% 25.97% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 5
Median daily rate £445 £299 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.95% -29.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.34% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-60.40% +91.02%
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
103 77 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.96% 9.11% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 26 35
Median daily rate £400 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £560 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 3
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £21.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.44 £21.55 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
3 8 (21.05%) Linux
4 7 (18.42%) Python
4 7 (18.42%) Scrum
4 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
5 6 (15.79%) H.323
5 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
5 6 (15.79%) Telepresence
6 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (13.16%) Windows
6 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
6 5 (13.16%) HTML
6 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.16%) XML
6 5 (13.16%) CMS
7 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
7 4 (10.53%) Content Management
7 4 (10.53%) Document Management
7 4 (10.53%) Economics
7 4 (10.53%) Marketing
7 4 (10.53%) Degree
7 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Test Management
7 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
7 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (10.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (10.53%) Cisco
7 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification

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 5 (13.16%) CMS
1 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Project
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Boomi
1 1 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) H.323
1 6 (15.79%) Telepresence
2 4 (10.53%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) WLAN
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.63%) NAS
3 1 (2.63%) SAN
3 1 (2.63%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Ranorex
1 2 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (10.53%) Marketing
1 4 (10.53%) Publishing
2 2 (5.26%) Billing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (13.16%) QA Engineer
1 5 (13.16%) Test Manager
2 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Programme Manager
2 4 (10.53%) Web Producer
3 3 (7.89%) Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Content Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Software QA Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Software Quality Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Developer
4 2 (5.26%) HTML CSS Producer
4 2 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) PMO Officer
4 2 (5.26%) Support Officer
4 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Web Content Producer
4 2 (5.26%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 4 (10.53%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) JDBC
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Economics
2 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
3 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Scrum
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Content Management
4 4 (10.53%) Dashboard Development
4 4 (10.53%) Document Management
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.53%) Programme Governance
4 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 4 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (10.53%) Test Management
4 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.26%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (5.26%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) Python
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) Groovy
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) CCNP
1 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
1 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.26%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) FedRAMP
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) NFS
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (10.53%) TeamSite
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Adobe
1 4 (10.53%) Cisco
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Dell
3 2 (5.26%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Concur
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.63%) VMware