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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 4 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.39% 2.94% 4.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.12% 63.64% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £463 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +3.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +76.74%
QA
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
33 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 11.50% 4.62% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 5
Median daily rate £450 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £320 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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

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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 28 May 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) SAP
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Electronics
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA

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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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Electronics
2 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (30.00%) IT Services Manager
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Service Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Service Transition Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Transition Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Development Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Applications Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft