The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 29 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 22 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 8.33% 6.23% 5.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.62% 40.74% 29.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 20 23
Median salary £45,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £25,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,700 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.26%
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
65 54 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 18.68% 15.30% 17.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59 48 63
Median salary £50,000 £46,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

The demand trend of job ads across the Bracknell region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Bracknell

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bracknell region with a requirement for QA.

1 52 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (61.76%) Java
3 39 (57.35%) Selenium
4 32 (47.06%) Automated Testing
4 32 (47.06%) SDLC
5 29 (42.65%) Scrum
5 29 (42.65%) Test Automation
6 27 (39.71%) Internet
7 26 (38.24%) Finance
8 24 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (35.29%) Software Testing
8 24 (35.29%) DevOps
9 23 (33.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 23 (33.82%) Test Scripting
9 23 (33.82%) JMeter
9 23 (33.82%) JavaScript
10 22 (32.35%) Perl
10 22 (32.35%) HTML
10 22 (32.35%) ISEB
10 22 (32.35%) Open Source
11 21 (30.88%) Kanban
11 21 (30.88%) TestNG
11 21 (30.88%) Performance Testing
11 21 (30.88%) Workflow Management
11 21 (30.88%) Ajax
11 21 (30.88%) Degree
11 21 (30.88%) CMS
11 21 (30.88%) LoadRunner
11 21 (30.88%) DNS
11 21 (30.88%) Workflow

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (30.88%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (39.71%) Internet
2 21 (30.88%) DNS
2 21 (30.88%) Firewall
2 21 (30.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) DB2
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 39 (57.35%) Selenium
2 23 (33.82%) JMeter
3 21 (30.88%) Gatling
3 21 (30.88%) LoadRunner
3 21 (30.88%) TestNG
3 21 (30.88%) Visual Studio
4 9 (13.24%) JIRA
5 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.41%) XMLSpy
8 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.47%) Ant
9 1 (1.47%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.47%) Maven
9 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 26 (38.24%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Retail
3 3 (4.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Automation Tester
1 21 (30.88%) Java Automation Tester
1 21 (30.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 21 (30.88%) Selenium Tester
1 21 (30.88%) Senior Automation Tester
1 21 (30.88%) Senior Tester
1 21 (30.88%) Tester
2 15 (22.06%) QA Engineer
3 12 (17.65%) Architect
3 12 (17.65%) Integration Architect
4 9 (13.24%) QA Automation Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) QA Leader
4 9 (13.24%) QA Manager
4 9 (13.24%) QA Team Leader
4 9 (13.24%) Software Manager
4 9 (13.24%) Software QA Manager
4 9 (13.24%) Software Team Leader
4 9 (13.24%) Team Leader
5 7 (10.29%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) HTML
2 21 (30.88%) .NET
2 21 (30.88%) Ajax
2 21 (30.88%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.82%) SOAP
4 4 (5.88%) XML
5 3 (4.41%) JMS
5 3 (4.41%) REST
5 3 (4.41%) WSDL
5 3 (4.41%) XSD
6 1 (1.47%) CSS
6 1 (1.47%) JSON
6 1 (1.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (10.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (10.29%) Mainframe
3 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Unix
3 2 (2.94%) Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.06%) Automated Testing
2 32 (47.06%) SDLC
3 29 (42.65%) Scrum
3 29 (42.65%) Test Automation
4 24 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (35.29%) DevOps
4 24 (35.29%) Software Testing
5 23 (33.82%) Test Scripting
6 22 (32.35%) Open Source
7 21 (30.88%) Agile Testing
7 21 (30.88%) CRM
7 21 (30.88%) Defect Management
7 21 (30.88%) Functional Testing
7 21 (30.88%) Kanban
7 21 (30.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 21 (30.88%) Performance Testing
7 21 (30.88%) Workflow
7 21 (30.88%) Workflow Management
8 20 (29.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (61.76%) Java
2 23 (33.82%) JavaScript
3 22 (32.35%) Perl
4 21 (30.88%) VB
4 21 (30.88%) VBScript
5 4 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 22 (32.35%) ISEB
3 21 (30.88%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Xen
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) webMethods
2 12 (17.65%) Ab Initio
2 12 (17.65%) Software AG
3 7 (10.29%) IBM
3 7 (10.29%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle
5 3 (4.41%) NICE Systems
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.47%) VMware