Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 34 45
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 15 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 3.74% 3.35% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.59% 29.31% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 12
Bracknell median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £306
90th Percentile £564 £538 £531
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £405
% change year-on-year +14.29% -13.58% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bracknell median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.25 £26.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.61% +7.60% -

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 41 58 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 10.22% 11.42% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 46
Bracknell median daily rate £300 £330 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -24.14% +34.47%
10th Percentile £184 £214 £210
90th Percentile £516 £538 £553
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 24
Bracknell median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £19.50 £14.20 £13.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +52.63% +52.00% -42.00%

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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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Scrum
3 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
3 11 (73.33%) Kanban
3 11 (73.33%) REST
4 10 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 10 (66.67%) JIRA
4 10 (66.67%) BDD
4 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 9 (60.00%) TDD
5 9 (60.00%) Pair Programming
5 9 (60.00%) Confluence
5 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
5 9 (60.00%) Mercurial
5 9 (60.00%) Release Management
5 9 (60.00%) Unit Testing
5 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (60.00%) DevOps
5 9 (60.00%) API Testing
5 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
5 9 (60.00%) User Stories
6 8 (53.33%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (53.33%) Serverless
6 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (53.33%) Web Services
7 7 (46.67%) OO
7 7 (46.67%) HTML
7 7 (46.67%) CSS
7 7 (46.67%) HTML5

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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 9 (60.00%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (53.33%) AWS Lambda
1 8 (53.33%) Serverless
2 6 (40.00%) Amazon Kinesis
2 6 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (6.67%) BrowserStack
3 1 (6.67%) CloudFront
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 10 (66.67%) JIRA
2 9 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (60.00%) Mercurial
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) JUnit
4 3 (20.00%) Maven
5 2 (13.33%) Appium
5 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (13.33%) Gradle
5 2 (13.33%) IntelliJ
5 2 (13.33%) UI Automator
5 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
6 1 (6.67%) JBehave
6 1 (6.67%) JMeter
6 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.67%) SonarQube
6 1 (6.67%) TestRail
General
1 2 (13.33%) Digital Economy
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Software Engineer
3 6 (40.00%) React Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (33.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
5 4 (26.67%) Senior React Developer
5 4 (26.67%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
6 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Tester
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
7 1 (6.67%) Backend Developer
7 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) REST
2 8 (53.33%) Web Services
3 7 (46.67%) AngularJS
3 7 (46.67%) CSS
3 7 (46.67%) CSS3
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) HTML5
3 7 (46.67%) LESS
3 7 (46.67%) Sass
4 6 (40.00%) Node.js
5 3 (20.00%) Spring
6 2 (13.33%) J2EE
6 2 (13.33%) JSF
6 2 (13.33%) Spring MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Struts
7 1 (6.67%) React
7 1 (6.67%) SOAP
7 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
7 1 (6.67%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Life Science
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Scrum
3 11 (73.33%) Kanban
3 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
4 10 (66.67%) BDD
5 9 (60.00%) API Testing
5 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (60.00%) DevOps
5 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
5 9 (60.00%) Pair Programming
5 9 (60.00%) Release Management
5 9 (60.00%) TDD
5 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (60.00%) Unit Testing
5 9 (60.00%) User Stories
6 7 (46.67%) Cross-Browser Development
6 7 (46.67%) Functional Programming
6 7 (46.67%) OO
6 7 (46.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (40.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Java 8
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe