Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 37 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 21 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 4.25% 2.92% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.38% 19.75% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 4
Bracknell median daily rate £330 £325 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +0.93% -2.42%
10th Percentile £315 £303 £242
90th Percentile £381 £503 £336
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bracknell median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £15.92 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -29.24% -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 74 81 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 14.98% 14.78% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 39
Bracknell median daily rate £330 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +38.46% -1.52%
10th Percentile £184 £277 £210
90th Percentile £466 £590 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 2
Bracknell median hourly rate £33.85 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.74% -3.57% -63.87%
10th Percentile £16.84 £12.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £50.78 £30.00 £18.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £16.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +112.50% -25.75% -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 21 February 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 February 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 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
2 10 (47.62%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (47.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 8 (38.10%) DevOps
3 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
3 8 (38.10%) Kanban
3 8 (38.10%) Scrum
4 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) Pair Programming
5 6 (28.57%) Web Services
5 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (28.57%) JIRA
5 6 (28.57%) Mercurial
5 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Confluence
5 6 (28.57%) REST
5 6 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 6 (28.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (28.57%) User Stories
5 6 (28.57%) Serverless
5 6 (28.57%) AWS Lambda

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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 6 (28.57%) Confluence
2 3 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Apache Solr
2 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (9.52%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (28.57%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (28.57%) Serverless
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon S3
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (14.29%) CloudFront
4 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 6 (28.57%) JIRA
1 6 (28.57%) Mercurial
2 3 (14.29%) Checkstyle
2 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 3 (14.29%) Gradle
2 3 (14.29%) IntelliJ
2 3 (14.29%) JUnit
2 3 (14.29%) Maven
2 3 (14.29%) SonarQube
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) UI Automator
4 1 (4.76%) Appium
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Digital Economy
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Transition Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Transition Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (9.52%) React Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Integration Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Integration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 6 (28.57%) REST
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) CSS3
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 3 (14.29%) JSF
2 3 (14.29%) LESS
2 3 (14.29%) Node.js
2 3 (14.29%) React
2 3 (14.29%) Sass
2 3 (14.29%) Spring
2 3 (14.29%) Spring MVC
2 3 (14.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
3 8 (38.10%) DevOps
3 8 (38.10%) Kanban
3 8 (38.10%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
4 6 (28.57%) BDD
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 6 (28.57%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 6 (28.57%) User Stories
5 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Microservices
6 4 (19.05%) Release Management
7 3 (14.29%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Salt
1 2 (9.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Adobe