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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 32 27
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing QA 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 3.51% 1.45% 2.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 10.00% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £506 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.86% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 22 40 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 9.65% 14.49% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 7
Median daily rate £266 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.94% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) Unit Testing
2 8 (53.33%) User Stories
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) Pair Programming
3 7 (46.67%) REST
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (40.00%) Spring
4 6 (40.00%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) JUnit
5 5 (33.33%) Struts
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 5 (33.33%) IntelliJ
5 5 (33.33%) JSF
5 5 (33.33%) Maven
5 5 (33.33%) MVC
5 5 (33.33%) Mercurial
5 5 (33.33%) Release Management
5 5 (33.33%) JIRA
5 5 (33.33%) Spring MVC
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) Gradle
5 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (33.33%) Confluence
5 5 (33.33%) DevOps
5 5 (33.33%) Microservices

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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 5 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon S3
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (13.33%) CloudFront
2 2 (13.33%) Taleo
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 5 (33.33%) Gradle
2 5 (33.33%) IntelliJ
2 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 5 (33.33%) JUnit
2 5 (33.33%) Maven
2 5 (33.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.67%) Checkstyle
3 1 (6.67%) Mocha
3 1 (6.67%) SilkTest
3 1 (6.67%) SonarQube
3 1 (6.67%) webpack
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) AWS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Information Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) REST
2 6 (40.00%) Spring
3 5 (33.33%) JSF
3 5 (33.33%) Spring MVC
3 5 (33.33%) Struts
3 5 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) CSS3
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 2 (13.33%) React
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) Ember.js
6 1 (6.67%) JDBC
6 1 (6.67%) JSP
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (6.67%) Redux
6 1 (6.67%) Sass
6 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
6 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Unit Testing
2 8 (53.33%) User Stories
3 7 (46.67%) Pair Programming
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) DevOps
5 5 (33.33%) Microservices
5 5 (33.33%) MVC
5 5 (33.33%) Release Management
6 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
6 4 (26.67%) Kanban
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) SOA
6 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (20.00%) OO
8 2 (13.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) ES6
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Satellite
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.67%) Netcool
2 1 (6.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (6.67%) Netcool/Webtop
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) Splunk
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (6.67%) Planview