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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 3 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.20% 5.18% 3.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.08% 34.48% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £200 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.41%
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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
13 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 5.20% 15.03% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate £325 £285 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +78.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £351 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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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

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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 3 July 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 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (43.48%) Degree
3 9 (39.13%) Workflow Management
3 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
3 9 (39.13%) Workflow
3 9 (39.13%) Amdocs
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) Retail
7 4 (17.39%) Marketing
7 4 (17.39%) Change Control
8 3 (13.04%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
8 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (13.04%) Coaching
8 3 (13.04%) SDLC
8 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
8 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
8 3 (13.04%) Subversion
8 3 (13.04%) TDD
8 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Document Management
8 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.04%) RESTful
8 3 (13.04%) JBehave
8 3 (13.04%) WebDriver

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) DB2
1 3 (13.04%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
1 3 (13.04%) JBehave
1 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) French Language
4 1 (4.35%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Management Consultant
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
1 7 (30.43%) Amdocs Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
2 3 (13.04%) Contracts Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
4 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
1 3 (13.04%) J2EE
1 3 (13.04%) XML
1 3 (13.04%) Flash
1 3 (13.04%) RESTful
1 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Workflow
1 9 (39.13%) Workflow Management
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) Change Control
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Coaching
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) System Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Document Management
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 3 (13.04%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Amdocs
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) Infovista