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 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 8 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 2.67% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.67% 32.47% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 5
Median daily rate £445 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.81% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £189 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £30.78 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-65.88% +69.79%
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
75 77 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.55% 8.23% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 30
Median daily rate £400 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £236 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Median hourly rate £22.70 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 30 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 30 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 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
2 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (17.24%) HTML
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) XML
3 5 (17.24%) CMS
3 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (13.79%) Dashboard Development
4 4 (13.79%) Marketing
4 4 (13.79%) Change Control
4 4 (13.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (13.79%) Content Management
4 4 (13.79%) Document Management
4 4 (13.79%) Economics
4 4 (13.79%) Degree
4 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
4 4 (13.79%) Programme Management
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) Publishing
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (13.79%) TeamSite
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 4 (13.79%) MS Project
4 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 4 (13.79%) LAN
4 4 (13.79%) WLAN

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 (17.24%) CMS
2 4 (13.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Boomi
1 1 (3.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) LAN
1 4 (13.79%) WLAN
2 2 (6.90%) H.323
2 2 (6.90%) Telepresence
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Ranorex
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (13.79%) Marketing
1 4 (13.79%) Publishing
2 2 (6.90%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) Programme Manager
1 4 (13.79%) Web Producer
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Content Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) PMO Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) PMO Officer
3 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Software Quality Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
3 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Web Content Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Web Editor
3 2 (6.90%) Web Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Website Manager
3 2 (6.90%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) HTML
1 5 (17.24%) XML
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) JDBC
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Economics
2 4 (13.79%) Mathematics
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Change Control
2 4 (13.79%) Content Management
2 4 (13.79%) Dashboard Development
2 4 (13.79%) Document Management
2 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.79%) Programme Governance
2 4 (13.79%) Programme Management
2 4 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Process Management
4 2 (6.90%) Quality Management
4 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Scrum
4 2 (6.90%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Groovy
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) CCNP
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
1 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) TeamSite
2 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Adobe
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Concur
3 1 (3.45%) Dell
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
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