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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing QA 24 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.41% 2.60% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 29.35% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 11
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£355 £328 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -9.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £180 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+43.00% +25.00%
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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
72 92 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.24% 8.86% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 28
Average daily rate £355 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%

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 27 April 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 12 (28.57%) Selenium
1 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
4 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 9 (21.43%) Finance
5 8 (19.05%) Project Management
5 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 8 (19.05%) BDD
6 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 7 (16.67%) C#
6 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Degree
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Java
8 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
9 4 (9.52%) CSS
9 4 (9.52%) HTML
9 4 (9.52%) SAP
9 4 (9.52%) Ericsson
9 4 (9.52%) Network Planning
9 4 (9.52%) RNC
9 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
9 4 (9.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (7.14%) HTML5
10 3 (7.14%) CSS3

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) RNC
2 1 (2.38%) ATM
2 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Selenium
2 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
3 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.76%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.76%) JBehave
4 2 (4.76%) Xcode
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.38%) MSI
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Tester
3 8 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Transmission Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Mobile Web Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
2 3 (7.14%) jQuery
2 3 (7.14%) HTML5
2 3 (7.14%) CSS3
2 3 (7.14%) Sencha Touch
3 2 (4.76%) JSON
3 2 (4.76%) PhoneGap
3 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) Ajax
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
4 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (2.38%) Kendo UI
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.76%) iPad
1 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
1 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.76%) User Experience
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
1 2 (4.76%) iPhone
2 1 (2.38%) iSeries
2 1 (2.38%) AS400
2 1 (2.38%) Replication
2 1 (2.38%) Online Games
2 1 (2.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) HPUX
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Project Management
3 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 8 (19.05%) BDD
4 7 (16.67%) Scrum
5 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Network Planning
7 3 (7.14%) TDD
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Business Development
7 3 (7.14%) Time Management
7 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) ABAP
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.76%) PMP
4 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) SAP
2 4 (9.52%) Ericsson
2 4 (9.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (7.14%) Sencha
3 3 (7.14%) Apple
4 2 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.38%) BT
5 1 (2.38%) AppSense
5 1 (2.38%) Endeca
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) Coremetrics
5 1 (2.38%) Huawei
5 1 (2.38%) Informatica
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