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 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 4.53% 2.05% 1.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.83% 45.45% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
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£330 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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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
23 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 9.47% 4.51% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 4
Average daily rate £330 £270 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £224 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £352 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +142.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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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

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 19 December 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 8 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Middleware
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) NAS
3 6 (37.50%) Web Development
3 6 (37.50%) JSON
3 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
3 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 6 (37.50%) Ruby
3 6 (37.50%) Ajax
3 6 (37.50%) Python
3 6 (37.50%) SAN
3 6 (37.50%) Hitachi
3 6 (37.50%) OO
3 6 (37.50%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) Perl
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) SOAP
3 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 6 (37.50%) REST
3 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 6 (37.50%) User Experience
4 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 2 (12.50%) Pay per click

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
1 1 (6.25%) Magnolia
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) NAS
2 6 (37.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Dutch Language
2 1 (6.25%) French Language
2 1 (6.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Web Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing Executive
3 1 (6.25%) Web Content Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Content Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Middleware
2 6 (37.50%) JSON
2 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
2 6 (37.50%) Ajax
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) SOAP
2 6 (37.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 6 (37.50%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) zOS
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Web Development
2 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Pay per click
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) B2C
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Ruby
2 6 (37.50%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Hitachi
2 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio
2 1 (6.25%) Lotus
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.25%) webMethods
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Software AG
2 1 (6.25%) Appcelerator