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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 65 59
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6  
Contract jobs citing QA 52 58 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.83% 2.44% 2.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.51% 18.83% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 35
Median daily rate £319 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £315 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 231 308 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 12.57% 12.94% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 144 107
Median daily rate £413 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +13.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £227 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 16
Median hourly rate £20.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 +14 14 £375 -6.25% 6
Maidenhead 0 9 £310 -27.05% 3
Bracknell +11 8 £350 -30.86%
Slough +3 3 £319 -25.00% 1
Newbury +4 2 - - 1
Windsor -3 1 £475 +18.75%
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South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.34%) Scrum
2 21 (22.34%) Java
3 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 17 (18.09%) Finance
4 17 (18.09%) SDLC
5 16 (17.02%) Mentoring
5 16 (17.02%) Test Automation
5 16 (17.02%) Project Management
6 15 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (15.96%) TDD
6 15 (15.96%) Degree
6 15 (15.96%) Problem Management
7 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (13.83%) LTE
8 13 (13.83%) Web Services
8 13 (13.83%) GSM
8 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
8 13 (13.83%) Software Engineering
8 13 (13.83%) Publishing
9 12 (12.77%) BDD
10 11 (11.70%) Unit Testing
10 11 (11.70%) Test Scripting
10 11 (11.70%) HSPA
10 11 (11.70%) Service Design
10 11 (11.70%) WCDMA
10 11 (11.70%) Oracle
10 11 (11.70%) HTML
11 10 (10.64%) SAP
11 10 (10.64%) User Stories

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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 5 (5.32%) Confluence
2 4 (4.26%) MS Project Server
3 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.06%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.13%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.13%) InDesign
3 2 (2.13%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.13%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (4.26%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.06%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.19%) SaaS
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.13%) CloudFront
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle CX
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 2 (2.13%) Taleo
4 1 (1.06%) Office 365
4 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) GSM
1 13 (13.83%) LTE
2 11 (11.70%) HSPA
2 11 (11.70%) WCDMA
3 4 (4.26%) DNS
3 4 (4.26%) Firewall
3 4 (4.26%) HTTP
3 4 (4.26%) SMTP
4 3 (3.19%) NAS
4 3 (3.19%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (3.19%) SAN
4 3 (3.19%) SSH
5 2 (2.13%) 2G
5 2 (2.13%) 3G
5 2 (2.13%) 4G
5 2 (2.13%) Network Security
5 2 (2.13%) UTRAN
6 1 (1.06%) DHCP
6 1 (1.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.06%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.19%) DB2
5 2 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.06%) Big Data
6 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.06%) HBase
6 1 (1.06%) Impala
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.06%) Redis
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Android Studio
1 9 (9.57%) Git (software)
1 9 (9.57%) Xcode
2 8 (8.51%) JIRA
3 6 (6.38%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.38%) JUnit
3 6 (6.38%) Selenium
4 5 (5.32%) Eclipse
4 5 (5.32%) Gradle
4 5 (5.32%) IntelliJ
4 5 (5.32%) Maven
4 5 (5.32%) Mercurial
5 3 (3.19%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.19%) Protractor
5 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.06%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.06%) Trac
6 1 (1.06%) webpack
General
1 17 (18.09%) Finance
2 13 (13.83%) Publishing
3 8 (8.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.19%) Legal
7 2 (2.13%) Marketing
8 1 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (14.89%) Analyst
1 14 (14.89%) Developer
2 13 (13.83%) Architect
3 9 (9.57%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.51%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.45%) QA Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) Tester
6 5 (5.32%) Quality Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Test Leader
6 5 (5.32%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.26%) QA Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Senior QA Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Quality Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Author
8 3 (3.19%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.83%) Web Services
2 11 (11.70%) HTML
3 8 (8.51%) REST
4 7 (7.45%) CSS
5 6 (6.38%) .NET
5 6 (6.38%) JSF
5 6 (6.38%) Spring
5 6 (6.38%) XML
6 5 (5.32%) Spring MVC
6 5 (5.32%) Struts
7 4 (4.26%) Behat
8 3 (3.19%) CSS3
8 3 (3.19%) HTML5
8 3 (3.19%) Node.js
9 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.13%) Middleware
9 2 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (2.13%) React
9 2 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.45%) Life Science
4 6 (6.38%) User Experience
5 5 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (4.26%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.06%) CESG
9 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.06%) FMCG
9 1 (1.06%) Handset
9 1 (1.06%) IVR
9 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.06%) Photography
9 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Android
2 6 (6.38%) Windows
3 5 (5.32%) Linux
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Unix
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.34%) Scrum
3 17 (18.09%) SDLC
4 16 (17.02%) Mentoring
4 16 (17.02%) Project Management
4 16 (17.02%) Test Automation
5 15 (15.96%) Problem Management
5 15 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (15.96%) TDD
6 13 (13.83%) Software Engineering
7 12 (12.77%) BDD
8 11 (11.70%) Service Design
8 11 (11.70%) Test Scripting
8 11 (11.70%) Unit Testing
9 10 (10.64%) Change Control
9 10 (10.64%) Functional Testing
9 10 (10.64%) User Stories
10 9 (9.57%) Coaching
10 9 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.57%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.34%) Java
2 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.57%) Apple Swift
3 9 (9.57%) Objective-C
3 9 (9.57%) SQL
4 7 (7.45%) PHP
5 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.19%) C#
6 3 (3.19%) Python
7 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.06%) ES6
8 1 (1.06%) Perl
8 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
8 1 (1.06%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) Degree
2 9 (9.57%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.26%) CSQA
4 4 (4.26%) ISEB
4 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) HND
5 1 (1.06%) IIBA
5 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) GMP
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.19%) Ansible
2 3 (3.19%) SCCM
3 2 (2.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.13%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.06%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.06%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.06%) Netcool
4 1 (1.06%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.06%) Netcool/Webtop
4 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.06%) Puppet
4 1 (1.06%) SCOM
4 1 (1.06%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.70%) Oracle
3 10 (10.64%) SAP
4 9 (9.57%) Apple
5 4 (4.26%) Adobe
5 4 (4.26%) BMC
5 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.26%) Remedy
6 3 (3.19%) Ericsson
6 3 (3.19%) Nokia
7 2 (2.13%) Citrix
7 2 (2.13%) HP
7 2 (2.13%) Informatica
7 2 (2.13%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.13%) McAfee
7 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.13%) Siebel
7 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.13%) Trillium
7 2 (2.13%) VMware
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