Period
to 21 November 2018

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 6 months to 21 November 2018 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 47 70
Rank change year-on-year -32 +23 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 21 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.40% 3.45% 1.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.21% 30.77% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 21
Reading median daily rate £388 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +0.33% -13.04%
10th Percentile £204 £206 £213
90th Percentile £549 £573 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £358 £375
% change year-on-year +32.87% -4.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 - £27.50
10th Percentile £27.50 - £25.25
90th Percentile £32.50 - £31.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.25 £26.80 £8.50
% change year-on-year +24.07% +215.29% -62.22%

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 Reading with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 159 143 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.58% 11.22% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 87 83
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £181 £283 £159
90th Percentile £600 £573 £501
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Reading median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -22.45% +13.69%
10th Percentile £28.00 £11.91 £20.47
90th Percentile £37.00 £22.50 £28.45
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +36.00% +92.31% -39.68%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for QA.

1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Selenium
3 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
4 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 4 (19.05%) JMeter
4 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
5 3 (14.29%) Boomi
5 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) XML
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Dell
5 3 (14.29%) Publishing
5 3 (14.29%) Validation
5 3 (14.29%) CMS
5 3 (14.29%) Content Management
5 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (14.29%) Marketing
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 2 (9.52%) RESTful
6 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing

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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 3 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Maya
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Boomi
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (4.76%) Basecamp
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) 3G
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) DVB
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) FTP
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) LTE
1 1 (4.76%) NAS
1 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) VoLTE
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Power BI
1 1 (4.76%) Redis
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) JMeter
2 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
3 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) QADirector
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
1 3 (14.29%) Publishing
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) OSS Architect
3 3 (14.29%) OSS Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Web Producer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Designer
4 2 (9.52%) OSS Solutions Designer
4 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) BSS Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) RESTful
2 2 (9.52%) Taurus
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) EDI
3 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (4.76%) Kafka
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) OAuth
3 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) Sensu
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) WCF
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
2 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Content Management
4 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Validation
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) Information Management
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) OOP
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) AWK
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Master's Degree
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PhD
3 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PMP
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Flume
1 1 (4.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ansible
1 1 (4.76%) Grafana
1 1 (4.76%) Graphite
1 1 (4.76%) Kibana
1 1 (4.76%) Mesos
1 1 (4.76%) Nagios
1 1 (4.76%) Netcool
1 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (4.76%) OpenView
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
1 1 (4.76%) Salt
1 1 (4.76%) StatsD
1 1 (4.76%) TeamSite
1 1 (4.76%) TeMIP
1 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Dell
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) Fiorano
4 1 (4.76%) MuleSoft
4 1 (4.76%) New Relic
4 1 (4.76%) Splunk