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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 38 21
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 19 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 6.33% 1.20% 4.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.78% 44.44% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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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
36 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 12.00% 2.71% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 15
Average daily rate £400 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £12.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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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

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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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 9 (32.14%) Workflow
2 9 (32.14%) Amdocs
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Workflow Management
3 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (25.00%) Degree
5 6 (21.43%) Project Management
6 5 (17.86%) Middleware
6 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.86%) Marketing
7 4 (14.29%) JSON
7 4 (14.29%) Ruby
7 4 (14.29%) Ajax
7 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
7 4 (14.29%) Linux
7 4 (14.29%) OO
7 4 (14.29%) Python
7 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 4 (14.29%) C++
7 4 (14.29%) HTML
7 4 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.29%) Perl
7 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 4 (14.29%) SOAP
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) Shell Script

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) SAN
1 4 (14.29%) NAS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Finance
4 2 (7.14%) French Language
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (3.57%) Italian Language
5 1 (3.57%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Amdocs Consultant
1 7 (25.00%) Management Consultant
1 7 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing Executive
5 1 (3.57%) QA Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 4 (14.29%) JSON
2 4 (14.29%) Ajax
2 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) SOAP
2 4 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Workflow
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (32.14%) Workflow Management
2 6 (21.43%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.29%) OO
4 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (14.29%) Web Development
5 3 (10.71%) Change Control
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) DSDM
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) Information Management
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) SOA
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Ruby
1 4 (14.29%) Python
1 4 (14.29%) C++
1 4 (14.29%) Java
1 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 4 (14.29%) Perl
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
1 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Amdocs
2 4 (14.29%) Hitachi
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com