Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 20 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 14 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 4.84% 5.86% 4.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.93% 34.21% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
Maidenhead median daily rate £325 £365 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.96% -16.81% -
10th Percentile £305 £352 £350
90th Percentile £419 £385 £534
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Maidenhead median hourly rate £26.80 - £22.50
10th Percentile £25.28 - £21.25
90th Percentile £27.16 - £23.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.80 £8.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +215.29% -62.22% -47.06%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Maidenhead
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 54 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 18.69% 17.12% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 12
Maidenhead median daily rate £425 £388 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +2.79% +0.53%
10th Percentile £297 £311 £314
90th Percentile £588 £544 £516
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £377
% change year-on-year +6.67% -0.53% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Maidenhead median hourly rate £26.90 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.28% +60.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £18.35 £35.50 £21.25
90th Percentile £53.30 £36.50 £23.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.90 £13.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +99.23% -39.68% -10.21%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Maidenhead

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead.

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 24 November 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Change Control
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (21.43%) Legal
4 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
4 3 (21.43%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) SAP
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (21.43%) GMP
4 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (21.43%) Supply Chain Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Tealium
5 2 (14.29%) Monetate
5 2 (14.29%) Personalization
5 2 (14.29%) A/B Testing
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) IT Audit
5 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

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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 2 (14.29%) MS Project Server
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP ERP
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Appium
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (21.43%) Legal
1 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
1 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) QA Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Quality Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) FMCG Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Hybris Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Full Stack Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) EJB
4 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE
4 1 (7.14%) JSP
4 1 (7.14%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) Struts
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) FMCG
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Change Control
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Supply Chain Planning
5 2 (14.29%) A/B Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) IT Audit
5 2 (14.29%) Logistics
5 2 (14.29%) Multivariate Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Personalization
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CSQA
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) GMP
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Monetate
2 2 (14.29%) Tealium
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) FatWire
3 1 (7.14%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) MuleSoft