Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 35 43
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 22 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 3.95% 4.00% 2.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.50% 25.56% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 4
Bracknell median daily rate £330 £325 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +0.93% -0.54%
10th Percentile £315 £306 £242
90th Percentile £466 £508 £336
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bracknell median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.80 £8.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +215.29% -62.22% -47.06%

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 80 90 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 14.36% 15.65% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 22
Bracknell median daily rate £330 £450 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +42.41% -2.39%
10th Percentile £184 £286 £132
90th Percentile £411 £605 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £377
% change year-on-year +6.67% -0.53% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 0
Bracknell median hourly rate £34.75 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.00% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.90 £13.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +99.23% -39.68% -10.21%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bracknell over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bracknell region with a requirement for QA.

1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) ITIL
2 12 (54.55%) Waterfall
2 12 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (54.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Project Governance
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (9.09%) SCCM
5 2 (9.09%) Database Security
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (9.09%) Splunk
5 2 (9.09%) SIEM
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 2 (9.09%) McAfee
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (9.09%) DB2
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2

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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 1 (4.55%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Appium
2 1 (4.55%) UI Automator
2 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
1 12 (54.55%) Transition Analyst
1 12 (54.55%) Transition Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Information Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Integration Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Integration Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
1 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.55%) Life Science
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Exalogic
1 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) AIX
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (54.55%) ITIL
2 12 (54.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 12 (54.55%) Waterfall
3 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Project Governance
3 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.09%) Database Security
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) SIEM
4 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (4.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Netcool
2 1 (4.55%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (4.55%) Netcool/Webtop
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Salt
2 1 (4.55%) Terraform
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) McAfee
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.09%) Splunk
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Planview
3 1 (4.55%) VMware