The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 67 49
Rank change year-on-year +13 -18  
Contract jobs citing QA 44 55 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.42% 2.23% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.37% 15.24% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 61
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £302 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £53.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.05% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 216 361 361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.89% 14.66% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 182 178
Median daily rate £417 £375 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.06% -1.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 3
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -27.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £53.00 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 17 £400 +8.10% 8
Bracknell +5 7 £450 +39.75%
Slough +2 2 £417 +51.45%
Newbury -2 2 £450 +33.82%
Maidenhead -6 2 £400 +9.58% 6
QA
South East

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 39 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.70%) Project Management
3 28 (25.93%) Finance
4 26 (24.07%) Java
5 23 (21.30%) MS Excel
6 22 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (19.44%) JavaScript
7 21 (19.44%) HTML
8 20 (18.52%) CSS
8 20 (18.52%) Mentoring
9 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
9 19 (17.59%) Publishing
9 19 (17.59%) Problem Management
10 14 (12.96%) Scrum
10 14 (12.96%) XML
10 14 (12.96%) SQL
10 14 (12.96%) Selenium
10 14 (12.96%) Degree
11 12 (11.11%) Xcode
11 12 (11.11%) Objective-C
11 12 (11.11%) Mobile Development
11 12 (11.11%) Service Design
11 12 (11.11%) Android
12 11 (10.19%) HSPA
12 11 (10.19%) LTE
12 11 (10.19%) Android Studio
12 11 (10.19%) DevOps
12 11 (10.19%) Apple Swift
12 11 (10.19%) SDLC

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (8.33%) CMS
2 8 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (3.70%) Confluence
4 3 (2.78%) Apache
4 3 (2.78%) Commerce Server
4 3 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (21.30%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.26%) MS Office
3 9 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.78%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Office 365
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle CX
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.93%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.93%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) GSM
1 11 (10.19%) HSPA
1 11 (10.19%) LTE
1 11 (10.19%) WCDMA
2 8 (7.41%) DNS
3 7 (6.48%) HTTP
3 7 (6.48%) SMTP
4 3 (2.78%) Firewall
4 3 (2.78%) NAS
4 3 (2.78%) Network Security
4 3 (2.78%) SAN
4 3 (2.78%) SSH
5 1 (0.93%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.93%) DHCP
5 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.78%) DB2
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.85%) Big Data
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.93%) HBase
5 1 (0.93%) Impala
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Selenium
2 12 (11.11%) Xcode
3 11 (10.19%) Android Studio
4 10 (9.26%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.26%) JIRA
5 9 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 8 (7.41%) JUnit
7 7 (6.48%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.63%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.78%) Gradle
9 3 (2.78%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.78%) Maven
9 3 (2.78%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.78%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.78%) Subversion
10 2 (1.85%) Capybara
10 2 (1.85%) Hudson
10 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.85%) TestLink
General
1 28 (25.93%) Finance
2 19 (17.59%) Publishing
3 10 (9.26%) Marketing
4 8 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.78%) Retail
7 2 (1.85%) Banking
7 2 (1.85%) Legal
7 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.93%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (23.15%) Analyst
2 17 (15.74%) Developer
3 13 (12.04%) Architect
4 9 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 9 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) Tester
6 7 (6.48%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (6.48%) QA Automation Analyst
6 7 (6.48%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Web Producer
8 5 (4.63%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Content Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) QA Tester
8 5 (4.63%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.44%) HTML
2 20 (18.52%) CSS
3 14 (12.96%) XML
4 11 (10.19%) Web Services
5 8 (7.41%) .NET
6 7 (6.48%) JSF
6 7 (6.48%) REST
7 4 (3.70%) CSS3
7 4 (3.70%) DAO
7 4 (3.70%) GWT
7 4 (3.70%) HTML5
7 4 (3.70%) JSON
7 4 (3.70%) Middleware
7 4 (3.70%) RichFaces
8 3 (2.78%) Ajax
8 3 (2.78%) Spring
8 3 (2.78%) Spring MVC
8 3 (2.78%) Struts
8 3 (2.78%) Worklight
9 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) User Experience
3 8 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 7 (6.48%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.48%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.70%) Life Science
6 3 (2.78%) FMCG
6 3 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.78%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.93%) Handset
8 1 (0.93%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Android
2 10 (9.26%) Windows
3 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.48%) Linux
5 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.78%) AIX
6 3 (2.78%) Unix
7 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.70%) Project Management
3 22 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (18.52%) Mentoring
5 19 (17.59%) Problem Management
6 14 (12.96%) Scrum
7 12 (11.11%) Mobile Development
7 12 (11.11%) Service Design
8 11 (10.19%) Coaching
8 11 (10.19%) DevOps
8 11 (10.19%) SDLC
9 10 (9.26%) BDD
9 10 (9.26%) TDD
9 10 (9.26%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.41%) Content Management
10 8 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.41%) Migration
10 8 (7.41%) Software Engineering
10 8 (7.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) Java
2 21 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.96%) SQL
4 12 (11.11%) Objective-C
5 11 (10.19%) Apple Swift
6 8 (7.41%) C#
7 3 (2.78%) PHP
7 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.78%) Python
7 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.85%) C
8 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) ES6
9 1 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) Degree
2 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.93%) HND
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) PMO
2 2 (1.85%) GMP
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) TeamSite
2 3 (2.78%) Ansible
3 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) SCCM
4 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.19%) Apple
3 8 (7.41%) Adobe
3 8 (7.41%) SAP
4 7 (6.48%) Oracle
5 5 (4.63%) BMC
5 5 (4.63%) Remedy
6 3 (2.78%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.78%) IBM
6 3 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.78%) Splunk
7 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.85%) Tableau
8 1 (0.93%) Ariba
8 1 (0.93%) HP
8 1 (0.93%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.93%) Omniture
8 1 (0.93%) Progress
8 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.93%) VMware
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