The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bracknell region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 32 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 4.57% 2.31% 4.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 40.00% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
30 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.70% 5.77% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate £262 £265 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £178 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%
QA
Berkshire

QA
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

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) Tivoli
1 6 (46.15%) Netcool
1 6 (46.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 6 (46.15%) Service Management
1 6 (46.15%) Netcool/Webtop
1 6 (46.15%) Problem Management
1 6 (46.15%) Release Management
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
5 2 (15.38%) Lotus
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Pay per click
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (15.38%) German Language
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Content Management
5 2 (15.38%) Magnolia
6 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Retail

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
1 2 (15.38%) Magnolia
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
1 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (15.38%) German Language
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Web Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Content Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Web Content Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Service Management
1 6 (46.15%) Problem Management
1 6 (46.15%) Release Management
2 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Pay per click
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) COBOL
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Tivoli
1 6 (46.15%) Netcool
1 6 (46.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 6 (46.15%) Netcool/Webtop
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Lotus
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
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