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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 27 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 6.29% 5.10% 6.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.14% 32.53% 61.82%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 23
Average salary £30,000 £33,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -32.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £27,500 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £69,700 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
51 83 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 14.57% 15.69% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 45 58 36
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £27,050 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £69,950 £62,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bracknell

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 17 (48.57%) C#
1 17 (48.57%) .NET
1 17 (48.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (42.86%) TDD
3 15 (42.86%) Scrum
3 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 15 (42.86%) IIS
3 15 (42.86%) Web Services
3 15 (42.86%) XML
3 15 (42.86%) XSLT
3 15 (42.86%) OOA/OOD
3 15 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 15 (42.86%) Refactoring
3 15 (42.86%) Silverlight
3 15 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 15 (42.86%) BDD
4 9 (25.71%) C
5 8 (22.86%) Windows
5 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
5 8 (22.86%) Degree
6 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 7 (20.00%) Linux
6 7 (20.00%) UNIX
6 7 (20.00%) Python
6 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (17.14%) C++
7 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 4 (11.43%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 15 (42.86%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) VPN
2 3 (8.57%) MPLS
2 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) POP3
3 1 (2.86%) SMTP
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) IMAP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Developer
2 15 (42.86%) Senior Developer
2 15 (42.86%) C# Developer
2 15 (42.86%) Team Leader
2 15 (42.86%) Senior C# Developer
3 8 (22.86%) Test Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.57%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Junior
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.86%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) .NET
2 15 (42.86%) Web Services
2 15 (42.86%) XML
2 15 (42.86%) XSLT
2 15 (42.86%) Silverlight
3 3 (8.57%) jQuery
3 3 (8.57%) HTML5
3 3 (8.57%) LAMP
3 3 (8.57%) CSS
3 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 3 (8.57%) CSS3
4 2 (5.71%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) User Experience
4 2 (5.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Linux
2 7 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) TDD
2 15 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 15 (42.86%) Scrum
2 15 (42.86%) OOA/OOD
2 15 (42.86%) Refactoring
2 15 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 15 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
4 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
4 3 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.57%) Web Design
4 3 (8.57%) OOP
5 2 (5.71%) MVC
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) C#
2 9 (25.71%) C
3 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (20.00%) Python
4 6 (17.14%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) PHP
5 3 (8.57%) PHP5
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) VMware
2 2 (5.71%) Zend