The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bracknell region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 3 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.95% 5.24% 0.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 44.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Average daily rate £400 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.85% 11.90% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 2
Average daily rate £375 £250 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £165 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.35 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
Berkshire

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 18 April 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) WinRunner
3 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) WinRunner
1 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) Ranorex
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Programme Office Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Programme Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Office Manager
4 2 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (20.00%) IT Programme Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Solaris
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Stories
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) VMware