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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 37 18
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 16 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 5.57% 1.14% 4.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.48% 44.44% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £361 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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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
33 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 11.50% 2.56% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 11
Average daily rate £400 £270 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £11.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -17.50%

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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

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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 4 March 2015.

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 4 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 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Workflow Management
2 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (31.03%) Workflow
2 9 (31.03%) Amdocs
3 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (24.14%) Degree
4 7 (24.14%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
5 6 (20.69%) Middleware
5 6 (20.69%) NAS
6 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
6 5 (17.24%) JSON
6 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
6 5 (17.24%) User Experience
6 5 (17.24%) REST
6 5 (17.24%) OO
6 5 (17.24%) SAN
6 5 (17.24%) Hitachi
6 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 5 (17.24%) Perl
6 5 (17.24%) SQL
6 5 (17.24%) C++
6 5 (17.24%) HTML
6 5 (17.24%) SOAP
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) Python
6 5 (17.24%) Ruby
6 5 (17.24%) Ajax
6 5 (17.24%) Marketing

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) NAS
2 5 (17.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.24%) Marketing
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
4 2 (6.90%) French Language
5 1 (3.45%) Italian Language
5 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Management Consultant
1 7 (24.14%) Consultant
1 7 (24.14%) Amdocs Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) Software Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Transition Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Middleware
2 5 (17.24%) JSON
2 5 (17.24%) REST
2 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 5 (17.24%) SOAP
2 5 (17.24%) Ajax
2 5 (17.24%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) User Experience
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Workflow Management
2 9 (31.03%) Workflow
3 5 (17.24%) OO
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Web Development
3 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
4 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) DSDM
5 3 (10.34%) SOA
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.34%) Change Control
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.24%) Perl
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) C++
2 5 (17.24%) Python
2 5 (17.24%) Ruby
2 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Amdocs
2 5 (17.24%) Hitachi
3 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.45%) webMethods
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Software AG
4 1 (3.45%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.45%) Appcelerator
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 20 days ago