The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Maidenhead 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 29 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)
Berkshire / Maidenhead
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 1.89% 4.12% 5.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 50.00% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% -2.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +0.54% +4.42%  
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 £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +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 Maidenhead with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Maidenhead
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 22 8 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Maidenhead 20.75% 8.25% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Median daily rate £365 £365 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £365 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £413 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.75 £53.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.20% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Maidenhead

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Maidenhead

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 29 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 Maidenhead region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (41.67%) QA Automation
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Logistics
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) CSS3
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (16.67%) Legal
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (16.67%) CSS
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) GMP
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) HTML5

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Maidenhead 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 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
1 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Protractor
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (8.33%) Arabic Language
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Report Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) CSS3
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (8.33%) DOM
3 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (8.33%) Handlebars
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) LESS
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) FMCG
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) QA Automation
1 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Logistics
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Office Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) GMP
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Omniture
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle