The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 42 58
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 29 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.01% 5.21% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.29% 54.72% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 25 8
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,700 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,600 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
QA
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bracknell
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
73 53 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 12.94% 9.52% 18.10%
Number of salaries quoted 43 33 62
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £31,500 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bracknell region.

QA Salary Trend in Bracknell

QA
Salary Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bracknell

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) OOP
3 16 (34.04%) Java
3 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
4 15 (31.91%) SQL
5 14 (29.79%) Degree
6 11 (23.40%) Scrum
7 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
8 9 (19.15%) HTML
8 9 (19.15%) JDBC
8 9 (19.15%) Windows
8 9 (19.15%) Linux
8 9 (19.15%) OOD
8 9 (19.15%) Hibernate
8 9 (19.15%) Spring
8 9 (19.15%) Revenue Management
8 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
8 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (19.15%) Relational Database
8 9 (19.15%) Algorithms
9 8 (17.02%) UNIX
10 7 (14.89%) Python
10 7 (14.89%) CSS
10 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.89%) MySQL
10 7 (14.89%) Project Management
11 6 (12.77%) LAMP
11 6 (12.77%) MVC
11 6 (12.77%) Web Design
11 6 (12.77%) PHP5

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.38%) MS Project
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) RoboHelp
3 2 (4.26%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 4 (8.51%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.38%) Network Security
3 3 (6.38%) Wireless
4 1 (2.13%) 2G
4 1 (2.13%) WiMAX
4 1 (2.13%) RNC
4 1 (2.13%) 3G
4 1 (2.13%) GSM
4 1 (2.13%) UMTS
4 1 (2.13%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (19.15%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.89%) MySQL
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Selenium
1 3 (6.38%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
2 3 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) German Language
3 2 (4.26%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Test Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Technical Leader
2 9 (19.15%) Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Software Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Senior Test Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) QA Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) PHP Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Test Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Junior
6 4 (8.51%) Graduate
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Graduate Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior QA Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) HTML
1 9 (19.15%) JDBC
1 9 (19.15%) Hibernate
1 9 (19.15%) Spring
2 7 (14.89%) CSS
3 6 (12.77%) LAMP
3 6 (12.77%) .NET
3 6 (12.77%) jQuery
3 6 (12.77%) HTML5
3 6 (12.77%) Yii
3 6 (12.77%) CSS3
4 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Algorithms
2 6 (12.77%) User Experience
3 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.38%) PMI
4 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) CESG
6 1 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 8 (17.02%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) OOP
3 11 (23.40%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) OOD
4 9 (19.15%) Revenue Management
4 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
5 7 (14.89%) Project Management
6 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.77%) Web Design
6 6 (12.77%) MVC
6 6 (12.77%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
6 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
7 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
7 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Business Development
8 3 (6.38%) Test Management
8 3 (6.38%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) Java
2 15 (31.91%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) Python
3 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.77%) PHP
4 6 (12.77%) C#
4 6 (12.77%) PHP5
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.13%) ISSAP
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Zend
2 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Adobe
3 1 (2.13%) Nortel
3 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.13%) Nokia
3 1 (2.13%) Northgate