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 25 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)
Berkshire / Maidenhead
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs citing QA 9 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 7.32% 5.34% 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.00% 41.18% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Median daily rate £310 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.05% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +2.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 - -
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 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 20 17 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Maidenhead 16.26% 12.98% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Median daily rate £310 £306 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.22% -19.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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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 25 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 Maidenhead region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (70.00%) Change Control
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Logistics
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) MS Project Server
4 4 (40.00%) SAP ERP
4 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (40.00%) CSQA
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (40.00%) SAP
4 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (40.00%) ERP
4 4 (40.00%) Six Sigma
4 4 (40.00%) CMMI
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) IT Audit
5 3 (30.00%) Legal
5 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (30.00%) GMP
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Validation

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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 4 (40.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) QA Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Quality Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Senior QA Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Quality Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Strategy Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) FMCG
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Change Control
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Logistics
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) CMMI
4 4 (40.00%) ERP
4 4 (40.00%) IT Audit
4 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CSQA
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) GMP
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) TIBCO