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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Bracknell
Rank 28 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.04% 2.27% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 17.65% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Median daily rate £500 - £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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
35 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 14.29% 12.88% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 12
Median daily rate £500 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.99% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £152 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

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
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 18 January 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for QA.

1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) ITIL
3 12 (52.17%) SQL
4 10 (43.48%) HTML
4 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
4 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
5 9 (39.13%) CSS
5 9 (39.13%) DevOps
6 8 (34.78%) AppDynamics
6 8 (34.78%) Mobile First
6 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
6 8 (34.78%) Splunk
6 8 (34.78%) Fredhopper
6 8 (34.78%) Worklight
6 8 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (34.78%) Ajax
6 8 (34.78%) JSON
6 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
6 8 (34.78%) XML
6 8 (34.78%) Unix
6 8 (34.78%) AIX
6 8 (34.78%) Linux
6 8 (34.78%) Apache
6 8 (34.78%) DB2
6 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
6 8 (34.78%) IBM
6 8 (34.78%) Commerce Server
6 8 (34.78%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (26.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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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 8 (34.78%) Apache
1 8 (34.78%) Commerce Server
1 8 (34.78%) IBM HTTP Server
1 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
1 8 (34.78%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Fredhopper
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.35%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Basecamp
1 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.35%) Google Tag Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Transition Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Operations Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Server Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics Developer
6 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
6 2 (8.70%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Service Transition Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Service Transition Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Transition Manager
7 1 (4.35%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) HTML
2 9 (39.13%) CSS
3 8 (34.78%) Ajax
3 8 (34.78%) JSON
3 8 (34.78%) Worklight
3 8 (34.78%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
1 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
1 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) AIX
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
1 8 (34.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) ITIL
3 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
4 9 (39.13%) DevOps
5 8 (34.78%) Mobile First
5 8 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
6 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (26.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.04%) Validation
9 2 (8.70%) Analytics
9 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (8.70%) ETL
9 2 (8.70%) Open Source
9 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
9 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.70%) TDD
9 2 (8.70%) User Stories
9 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
3 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Netcool
1 1 (4.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (4.35%) Netcool/Webtop
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) AppDynamics
1 8 (34.78%) IBM
1 8 (34.78%) Splunk
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Omniture
3 1 (4.35%) SAP