Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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 > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 74 66
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 44 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.48% 1.85% 2.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 16.67% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 28
Reading median daily rate £376 £375 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% -13.04% +1.47%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £185
90th Percentile £573 £450 £532
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Reading median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 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 143 162 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.31% 11.11% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 83 111
Reading median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £283 £159 £205
90th Percentile £573 £501 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 19
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £24.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.69% +13.69% -10.21%
10th Percentile £12.35 £20.47 £17.70
90th Percentile £22.50 £28.45 £26.59
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.50 £13.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +80.77% -39.68% -10.21%

QA
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 20 November 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 20 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 Reading region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) Project Management
3 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
4 6 (13.64%) TDD
4 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.64%) Windows
4 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 6 (13.64%) BDD
5 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
5 5 (11.36%) Degree
5 5 (11.36%) Selenium
5 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
5 5 (11.36%) HTTP
5 5 (11.36%) Workflow
5 5 (11.36%) PMO
6 4 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Finance
6 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.09%) Information Security
6 4 (9.09%) HP
6 4 (9.09%) WLAN
6 4 (9.09%) Web Services
6 4 (9.09%) XML
6 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (9.09%) CSS
6 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 4 (9.09%) HTML

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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 (4.55%) Apache
1 2 (4.55%) nginx
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.82%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.27%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) PaaS
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) HTTP
2 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (9.09%) WLAN
3 2 (4.55%) DOCSIS
3 2 (4.55%) Firewall
3 2 (4.55%) SDH
4 1 (2.27%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) NAS
4 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.27%) RNC
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.55%) Redis
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.36%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.55%) Subversion
4 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.27%) Hudson
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) JMeter
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) MSI
5 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) TestRail
General
1 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (13.64%) Architect
1 6 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (11.36%) Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) Designer
4 3 (6.82%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) QA Manager
4 3 (6.82%) QA Test Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Test Leader
4 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Defect Manager
5 2 (4.55%) OSS Architect
5 2 (4.55%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.55%) SAP Manager
5 2 (4.55%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) CSS
1 4 (9.09%) HTML
1 4 (9.09%) Node.js
1 4 (9.09%) RESTful
1 4 (9.09%) Web Services
1 4 (9.09%) XML
2 3 (6.82%) REST
2 3 (6.82%) SOAP
3 2 (4.55%) Ajax
3 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) Behat
4 1 (2.27%) DAO
4 1 (2.27%) GWT
4 1 (2.27%) HTML5
4 1 (2.27%) JSF
4 1 (2.27%) Kafka
4 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.27%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) CMDB
3 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) Fintech
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) Project Management
3 6 (13.64%) BDD
3 6 (13.64%) TDD
4 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
4 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
4 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
4 5 (11.36%) Workflow
5 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security
5 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.82%) API Design
6 3 (6.82%) Data Acquisition
6 3 (6.82%) Defect Management
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps
6 3 (6.82%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (6.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.82%) Java
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) Apple Swift
3 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
3 2 (4.55%) Perl
3 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) C++
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Kibana
2 1 (2.27%) logstash
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) HP
1 4 (9.09%) Huawei
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) SAP
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Progress
4 1 (2.27%) Apple
4 1 (2.27%) Ariba
4 1 (2.27%) BMC
4 1 (2.27%) BT
4 1 (2.27%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.27%) Google
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (2.27%) Remedy
4 1 (2.27%) Twitter