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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 24 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.64% 3.62% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.63% 41.94% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 13
Average daily rate
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£340 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £180 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £374 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +75.67%
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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
81 93 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.92% 8.63% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 34
Average daily rate £350 £298 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £180 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 6
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £10.60 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £13.00 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014, 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 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
2 10 (23.81%) Project Management
3 8 (19.05%) Finance
3 8 (19.05%) Wireless
4 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (16.67%) GSM
4 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (14.29%) CMS
5 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.90%) Java
7 4 (9.52%) HTML
7 4 (9.52%) CDMA
7 4 (9.52%) GPRS
7 4 (9.52%) WCDMA
7 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Degree
7 4 (9.52%) 2G
7 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.52%) HTML5
8 3 (7.14%) Change Control
8 3 (7.14%) User Experience
8 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (7.14%) jQuery
8 3 (7.14%) LTE
8 3 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
8 3 (7.14%) Software Architecture
8 3 (7.14%) CMMI

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 6 (14.29%) CMS
2 3 (7.14%) Apache
2 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Wireless
2 7 (16.67%) GSM
3 4 (9.52%) CDMA
3 4 (9.52%) GPRS
3 4 (9.52%) WCDMA
3 4 (9.52%) 2G
4 3 (7.14%) 3G
4 3 (7.14%) LTE
4 3 (7.14%) UMTS
5 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.38%) 4G
6 1 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.38%) WiMAX
6 1 (2.38%) RNC
6 1 (2.38%) NFC
6 1 (2.38%) SMTP
6 1 (2.38%) HTTP
6 1 (2.38%) SNMP
6 1 (2.38%) DNS
6 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
1 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.76%) JBehave
1 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
1 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
1 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Ant
2 1 (2.38%) Trac
2 1 (2.38%) MSI
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) QA Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Web Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.38%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Junior
6 1 (2.38%) Games Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
1 4 (9.52%) HTML5
2 3 (7.14%) jQuery
2 3 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (4.76%) JSP
3 2 (4.76%) Servlets
3 2 (4.76%) Spring
3 2 (4.76%) J2EE
3 2 (4.76%) JSON
3 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.76%) CSS3
3 2 (4.76%) Spring Security
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.38%) Kendo UI
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.38%) WCF
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) User Experience
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.38%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Solaris
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) FreeBSD
1 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Project Management
2 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
4 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
4 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
4 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (7.14%) Software Architecture
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) CMMI
5 3 (7.14%) DSDM
5 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.14%) Scrum
5 3 (7.14%) TDD
5 3 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
2 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.38%) AWK
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Nagios
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Ericsson
2 2 (4.76%) Nokia
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
2 2 (4.76%) Huawei
3 1 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Siemens
3 1 (2.38%) AppSense
3 1 (2.38%) Telerik
3 1 (2.38%) Nortel
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent