The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 22 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 / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 52 46
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing QA 14 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.40% 2.27% 2.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.05% 16.53% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 17
Median daily rate £375 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £313 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £550 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +61.29% -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 Reading with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 93 121 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 15.92% 13.73% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 39
Median daily rate £406 £450 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +27.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £235 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Reading over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Java
3 9 (27.27%) Publishing
3 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.21%) Project Management
5 6 (18.18%) HTML
5 6 (18.18%) Web Services
5 6 (18.18%) GSM
5 6 (18.18%) Finance
5 6 (18.18%) LTE
6 5 (15.15%) Android
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.15%) Coaching
6 5 (15.15%) Mobile Development
6 5 (15.15%) Android Studio
6 5 (15.15%) HSPA
6 5 (15.15%) Apple Swift
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
6 5 (15.15%) Service Design
6 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) Xcode
6 5 (15.15%) Objective-C
6 5 (15.15%) Degree
6 5 (15.15%) WCDMA
6 5 (15.15%) Windows
6 5 (15.15%) CSS
6 5 (15.15%) JavaScript

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Acrobat
1 2 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (6.06%) InDesign
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.06%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle CX
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) GSM
1 6 (18.18%) LTE
2 5 (15.15%) HSPA
2 5 (15.15%) WCDMA
3 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) HTTP
3 4 (12.12%) SMTP
4 3 (9.09%) SSH
5 1 (3.03%) 2G
5 1 (3.03%) 3G
5 1 (3.03%) 4G
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) Skype
5 1 (3.03%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) HBase
2 1 (3.03%) Impala
2 1 (3.03%) Redis
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Android Studio
1 5 (15.15%) Xcode
2 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) JUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (27.27%) Publishing
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (12.12%) Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Author
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Content Manager
4 2 (6.06%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (6.06%) HTML Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Java Web Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Author
4 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Java Hadoop Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Project Change Manager
5 1 (3.03%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) HTML
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 5 (15.15%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) XML
4 3 (9.09%) .NET
5 2 (6.06%) DAO
5 2 (6.06%) GWT
5 2 (6.06%) JSF
5 2 (6.06%) Middleware
5 2 (6.06%) RichFaces
5 2 (6.06%) SOAP
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.03%) JSON
6 1 (3.03%) Kafka
6 1 (3.03%) Node.js
6 1 (3.03%) REST
6 1 (3.03%) RESTful
6 1 (3.03%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) Life Science
4 1 (3.03%) CESG
4 1 (3.03%) Handset
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Android
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
1 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
1 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 9 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 7 (21.21%) Project Management
4 5 (15.15%) Coaching
4 5 (15.15%) Mobile Development
4 5 (15.15%) Service Design
4 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) Patch Management
5 4 (12.12%) Web Development
6 3 (9.09%) API Testing
6 3 (9.09%) CRM
6 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 3 (9.09%) Product Management
6 3 (9.09%) Scrum
6 3 (9.09%) Task Automation
6 3 (9.09%) TDD
6 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) Apple Swift
2 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.15%) Objective-C
3 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) PHP
4 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.03%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (3.03%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Apple
3 3 (9.09%) Adobe
4 2 (6.06%) Apigee
4 2 (6.06%) BMC
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
4 2 (6.06%) Tableau
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.03%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Nokia
5 1 (3.03%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (3.03%) Progress
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.03%) Twitter