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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Bracknell
Rank 27 32 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15  
Contract jobs citing QA 7 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 2.61% 1.47% 5.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.93% 10.00% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Median daily rate £450 £322 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.75% -16.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% +4.79%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 27 40 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 10.07% 14.71% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 20
Median daily rate £463 £322 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.63% -19.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £246 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -64.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Bracknell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Bracknell

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
4 6 (37.50%) User Stories
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
4 6 (37.50%) CSS
4 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 6 (37.50%) REST
5 5 (31.25%) Confluence
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) Pair Programming
5 5 (31.25%) JIRA
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) Release Management
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Fredhopper
7 3 (18.75%) Gradle
7 3 (18.75%) Microservices
7 3 (18.75%) AppDynamics
7 3 (18.75%) Mobile First
7 3 (18.75%) Worklight

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Top Related 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 5 (31.25%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Commerce Server
2 3 (18.75%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Solr
3 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Fredhopper
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (6.25%) Basecamp
2 1 (6.25%) CloudFront
2 1 (6.25%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
3 3 (18.75%) Gradle
3 3 (18.75%) IntelliJ
3 3 (18.75%) JUnit
3 3 (18.75%) Maven
3 3 (18.75%) Mercurial
4 1 (6.25%) Checkstyle
4 1 (6.25%) Mocha
4 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) webpack
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Transition Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Database Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) REST
2 3 (18.75%) Ajax
2 3 (18.75%) CSS3
2 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 3 (18.75%) JSF
2 3 (18.75%) JSON
2 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 3 (18.75%) Spring MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Struts
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) Worklight
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) React
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
4 1 (6.25%) Redux
4 1 (6.25%) Sass
4 1 (6.25%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) AIX
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 6 (37.50%) User Stories
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Pair Programming
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Release Management
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Kanban
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) ES6
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
1 1 (6.25%) Netcool
1 1 (6.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (6.25%) Netcool/Webtop
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) AppDynamics
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
1 3 (18.75%) Splunk
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Hyperion
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle