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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 32 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 28 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 8.30% 6.65% 4.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.74% 70.00% 34.85%
Number of salaries quoted 44 17 18
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £39,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £57,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
77 40 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.90% 9.50% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 65 22 54
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £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 5 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bracknell

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 36 (57.14%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (42.86%) Scrum
4 26 (41.27%) SQL Server
5 22 (34.92%) Software Testing
5 22 (34.92%) UNIX
6 18 (28.57%) Web Services
7 17 (26.98%) C#
7 17 (26.98%) .NET
8 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
8 16 (25.40%) Finance
8 16 (25.40%) TCP/IP
8 16 (25.40%) Selenium
9 15 (23.81%) ISTQB
9 15 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (20.63%) Automation Testing
11 11 (17.46%) Java
12 10 (15.87%) SQL
13 9 (14.29%) JDBC
13 9 (14.29%) OOP
13 9 (14.29%) OOD
13 9 (14.29%) Hibernate
13 9 (14.29%) Waterfall
13 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
13 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (14.29%) Revenue Management
13 9 (14.29%) Spring
13 9 (14.29%) Algorithms
14 8 (12.70%) Degree
14 8 (12.70%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1 (1.59%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.40%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.11%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 7 (11.11%) Network Security
2 7 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.59%) LTE
3 1 (1.59%) RNC
3 1 (1.59%) GSM
3 1 (1.59%) UMTS
3 1 (1.59%) 3G
3 1 (1.59%) Wireless
3 1 (1.59%) 2G
3 1 (1.59%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (41.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (25.40%) Selenium
2 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) QA Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 13 (20.63%) Software Engineer
4 11 (17.46%) QA Leader
5 9 (14.29%) Technical Leader
6 8 (12.70%) Senior QA Engineer
6 8 (12.70%) Team Leader
7 7 (11.11%) Systems Test Engineer
7 7 (11.11%) Software Manager
7 7 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
7 7 (11.11%) Graduate
7 7 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (11.11%) QA Manager
7 7 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
7 7 (11.11%) Graduate Systems Engineer
7 7 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.76%) Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) Web Services
2 17 (26.98%) .NET
3 9 (14.29%) JDBC
3 9 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 9 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (1.59%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.59%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) FMCG
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) CESG
4 1 (1.59%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 36 (57.14%) Windows
2 22 (34.92%) UNIX
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.86%) Scrum
3 22 (34.92%) Software Testing
4 13 (20.63%) Automation Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Revenue Management
5 9 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 9 (14.29%) OOD
5 9 (14.29%) OOP
6 8 (12.70%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.11%) System Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.76%) Functional Testing
10 2 (3.17%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.17%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.17%) Test Management
10 2 (3.17%) Test Scripting
11 1 (1.59%) Manual Testing
11 1 (1.59%) Technical Architecture
11 1 (1.59%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) C#
2 11 (17.46%) Java
3 10 (15.87%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) ISTQB
1 15 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (12.70%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) VCP4
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) CISSP
4 1 (1.59%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.59%) Nortel
2 1 (1.59%) Ericsson
2 1 (1.59%) Nokia
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