The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 19 32
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 2 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.74% 5.97% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.52% 64.00% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate £322 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.96% -1.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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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
21 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 7.78% 9.33% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 5
Average daily rate £428 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £294 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £529 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +169.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
3 4 (44.44%) SAP
3 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (33.33%) Marketing
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Electronics
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Business Development
5 2 (22.22%) People Management
6 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
6 1 (11.11%) Coaching
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 3 (33.33%) IT Services Manager
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Service Transition Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Transition Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Applications Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Business Development
4 2 (22.22%) People Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle