Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 38 49
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 15 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 3.60% 2.20% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.61% 18.03% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Bracknell median daily rate £350 £400 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +24.22% -19.50%
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bracknell median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £27.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year - -49.06% -

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 46 61 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 11.03% 12.22% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 49
Bracknell median daily rate £365 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.89% +33.33% -14.01%
10th Percentile £300 £200 £203
90th Percentile £518 £600 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 16
Bracknell median hourly rate £12.70 £14.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +14.00% -64.29%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £12.80 £30.00 £16.38
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.00 £19.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year +47.37% +33.33% -33.87%

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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 23 May 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 23 May 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
2 13 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 13 (86.67%) Kanban
3 12 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (73.33%) BDD
4 11 (73.33%) JIRA
4 11 (73.33%) Jenkins
4 11 (73.33%) DevOps
4 11 (73.33%) AWS Lambda
4 11 (73.33%) Serverless
5 10 (66.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (66.67%) User Stories
5 10 (66.67%) Functional Testing
5 10 (66.67%) AngularJS
5 10 (66.67%) Git (software)
5 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
5 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
5 10 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (66.67%) REST
5 10 (66.67%) Mercurial
5 10 (66.67%) Confluence
5 10 (66.67%) TDD
5 10 (66.67%) Pair Programming
5 10 (66.67%) Web Services
6 8 (53.33%) Release Management
7 7 (46.67%) HTML5
7 7 (46.67%) CSS3
7 7 (46.67%) 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 10 (66.67%) Confluence
2 3 (20.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Apache Solr
2 3 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (6.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 12 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (73.33%) AWS Lambda
2 11 (73.33%) Serverless
3 7 (46.67%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (46.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (20.00%) CloudFront
5 1 (6.67%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Jenkins
1 11 (73.33%) JIRA
2 10 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (66.67%) Mercurial
3 4 (26.67%) JUnit
3 4 (26.67%) Maven
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) Checkstyle
4 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (20.00%) Gradle
4 3 (20.00%) IntelliJ
4 3 (20.00%) SonarQube
4 3 (20.00%) UI Automator
5 2 (13.33%) Appium
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%) TestRail
General
1 3 (20.00%) Digital Economy
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) React Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
4 2 (13.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior React Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 10 (66.67%) REST
1 10 (66.67%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
2 7 (46.67%) CSS3
2 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) HTML5
2 7 (46.67%) LESS
2 7 (46.67%) Node.js
2 7 (46.67%) Sass
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
4 3 (20.00%) JSF
4 3 (20.00%) React
4 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Struts
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
5 1 (6.67%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) User Experience
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Kanban
2 13 (86.67%) Scrum
2 13 (86.67%) Software Engineering
3 11 (73.33%) BDD
3 11 (73.33%) DevOps
4 10 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (66.67%) Functional Testing
4 10 (66.67%) Pair Programming
4 10 (66.67%) TDD
4 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 10 (66.67%) User Stories
5 8 (53.33%) Release Management
6 7 (46.67%) API Testing
6 7 (46.67%) Cross-Browser Development
6 7 (46.67%) Functional Programming
6 7 (46.67%) OO
6 7 (46.67%) OOP
6 7 (46.67%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Java 8
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Salt
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Adobe