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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.14% - 3.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£296 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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
15 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 6.41% 5.96% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
Average daily rate £275 £280 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -34.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

QA
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 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 7 (46.67%) Tivoli
2 6 (40.00%) Netcool
2 6 (40.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
2 6 (40.00%) Netcool/Webtop
2 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (40.00%) Release Management
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) MS Office
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (13.33%) NAS
6 2 (13.33%) Perl
6 2 (13.33%) Magnolia
6 2 (13.33%) User Experience
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Lotus
6 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (13.33%) Content Management
6 2 (13.33%) German Language
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Pay per click
7 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (6.67%) Web Development
7 1 (6.67%) JSON

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (13.33%) Magnolia
1 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 2 (13.33%) German Language
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Content Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Web Content Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Web Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) Ajax
1 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) zOS
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Service Management
1 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 6 (40.00%) Release Management
2 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) Content Management
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Pay per click
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Tivoli
2 6 (40.00%) Netcool
2 6 (40.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (40.00%) Netcool/Webtop
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Lotus
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Appcelerator
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