The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 15 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 4.42% 2.08% 2.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 24.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
Median daily rate £325 £322 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £244 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £322 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.17
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +26.58%
QA
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
51 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 15.04% 8.68% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 6
Median daily rate £475 £375 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +45.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bracknell region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Bracknell region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for QA.

1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
4 7 (36.84%) HTML
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) CSS
5 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
6 5 (26.32%) AppDynamics
6 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (26.32%) DevOps
6 5 (26.32%) Splunk
6 5 (26.32%) Fredhopper
6 5 (26.32%) Worklight
6 5 (26.32%) Mobile First
6 5 (26.32%) Ajax
6 5 (26.32%) JSON
6 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
6 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
6 5 (26.32%) XML
6 5 (26.32%) Unix
6 5 (26.32%) AIX
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) Apache
6 5 (26.32%) DB2
6 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
6 5 (26.32%) IBM
6 5 (26.32%) Commerce Server
6 5 (26.32%) IBM HTTP Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell 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 5 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) Commerce Server
1 5 (26.32%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Fredhopper
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Basecamp
2 1 (5.26%) Google Analytics
2 1 (5.26%) Google Tag Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Transition Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Server Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Operations Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
3 5 (26.32%) Ajax
3 5 (26.32%) JSON
3 5 (26.32%) Worklight
3 5 (26.32%) XML
4 3 (15.79%) REST
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) CSS3
5 1 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) AIX
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
4 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
5 5 (26.32%) DevOps
5 5 (26.32%) Mobile First
5 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (21.05%) Open Source
6 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Pair Programming
6 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) User Stories
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.79%) High Availability
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Software Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
4 4 (21.05%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool/Webtop
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) AppDynamics
1 5 (26.32%) IBM
1 5 (26.32%) Splunk
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Omniture
2 1 (5.26%) SAP