The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newbury 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 24 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 / Newbury
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 22 20
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newbury 1.72% 1.40% 0.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.33% 15.38% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Newbury with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Newbury
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 15 13 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newbury 12.93% 9.09% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Median daily rate £525 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £217 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Newbury

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newbury 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 Newbury

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Newbury

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Newbury

For the 6 months to 24 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 Newbury region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
2 2 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Node B
3 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) Vertica
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Zuora
3 1 (25.00%) Apttus
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) IIBA
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Newbury 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Node B
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) IDOL
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Project Governance
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) IIBA
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) Apttus
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) Informatica
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Siebel
3 1 (25.00%) Trillium
3 1 (25.00%) Vertica
3 1 (25.00%) Zuora