Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Bracknell
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 37 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 27 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 5.28% 3.83% 4.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 27.27% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 21
Bracknell median daily rate £538 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.88% +1.54% +0.93%
10th Percentile £465 £315 £306
90th Percentile £578 £466 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £350 £381
% change year-on-year +35.71% -8.20% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bracknell median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.25 £26.80 £8.50
% change year-on-year +24.07% +215.29% -62.22%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bracknell
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 72 77 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 14.09% 14.03% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 53
Bracknell median daily rate £363 £330 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -26.67% +39.75%
10th Percentile £185 £184 £274
90th Percentile £574 £385 £595
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 22
Bracknell median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +16.00% -
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.25 £12.03
90th Percentile £19.50 £14.75 £14.23
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +54.55% +69.23% -39.68%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bracknell.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bracknell

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Bracknell.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Bracknell

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Bracknell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bracknell region with a requirement for QA.

1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) Scrum
3 17 (62.96%) JIRA
3 17 (62.96%) Confluence
3 17 (62.96%) REST
4 16 (59.26%) DevOps
5 15 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 15 (55.56%) User Stories
5 15 (55.56%) BDD
5 15 (55.56%) Release Management
5 15 (55.56%) Unit Testing
5 15 (55.56%) Test Scripting
5 15 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (55.56%) Kanban
5 15 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 15 (55.56%) Mercurial
5 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
5 15 (55.56%) TDD
5 15 (55.56%) Pair Programming
5 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
6 13 (48.15%) Web Services
6 13 (48.15%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (44.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 12 (44.44%) AngularJS
7 12 (44.44%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (44.44%) Serverless
8 11 (40.74%) API Testing
9 9 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Development
9 9 (33.33%) OO
9 9 (33.33%) HTML

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Co-occurring 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 17 (62.96%) Confluence
2 5 (18.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Apache Solr
2 5 (18.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.70%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 13 (48.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (44.44%) AWS Lambda
2 12 (44.44%) Serverless
3 7 (25.93%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (25.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (18.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (18.52%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (18.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (18.52%) Amazon S3
4 5 (18.52%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (18.52%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) JIRA
2 15 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 15 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 15 (55.56%) Mercurial
3 9 (33.33%) JUnit
4 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
4 6 (22.22%) Gradle
4 6 (22.22%) IntelliJ
4 6 (22.22%) Maven
5 5 (18.52%) Checkstyle
5 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
5 5 (18.52%) SonarQube
6 4 (14.81%) Selenium
7 3 (11.11%) JMeter
7 3 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (11.11%) Mocha
8 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) React Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Backend Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (7.41%) QA Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior React Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Test Programme Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) REST
2 13 (48.15%) Web Services
3 12 (44.44%) AngularJS
4 9 (33.33%) CSS
4 9 (33.33%) CSS3
4 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) HTML5
4 9 (33.33%) LESS
4 9 (33.33%) React
4 9 (33.33%) Sass
5 8 (29.63%) Node.js
6 6 (22.22%) JSF
6 6 (22.22%) Spring
6 6 (22.22%) Spring MVC
6 6 (22.22%) Struts
7 2 (7.41%) J2EE
7 2 (7.41%) LDAP
8 1 (3.70%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) Scrum
3 16 (59.26%) DevOps
4 15 (55.56%) BDD
4 15 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (55.56%) Kanban
4 15 (55.56%) Pair Programming
4 15 (55.56%) Release Management
4 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
4 15 (55.56%) TDD
4 15 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 15 (55.56%) Unit Testing
4 15 (55.56%) User Stories
5 11 (40.74%) API Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Development
6 9 (33.33%) Functional Programming
6 9 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 9 (33.33%) OO
6 9 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (25.93%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 9 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) Java 8
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) vCloud
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP ALM
1 2 (7.41%) Netcool
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Salt
2 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Adobe
2 2 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.70%) Dell
3 1 (3.70%) Workday