Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bracknell with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Bracknell
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 39 47
Rank change year-on-year -18 +8 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 43 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 4.32% 7.33% 4.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 53.09% 38.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31 32 30
Bracknell median annual salary £65,000 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.84% +9.20% -20.91%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £61,750 £49,125
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -14.29% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bracknell with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bracknell
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 144 81 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 19.46% 13.80% 13.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76 52 85
Bracknell median annual salary £57,500 £46,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.32% +15.63% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £74,375 £69,250 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

QA
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

QA
Salary Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Bracknell.

Salary trend for QA in Bracknell

QA
Salary Histogram in Bracknell

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bracknell over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Bracknell region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (25.00%) Publishing
4 8 (25.00%) Java
4 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (21.88%) Defect Management
5 7 (21.88%) DevOps
5 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 7 (21.88%) Kanban
6 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.75%) JIRA
6 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
7 5 (15.63%) User Stories
7 5 (15.63%) Microservices
7 5 (15.63%) Serverless
7 5 (15.63%) Mathematics
7 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
7 5 (15.63%) Release Management
7 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
7 5 (15.63%) TDD
7 5 (15.63%) Pair Programming
7 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
7 5 (15.63%) Mercurial
7 5 (15.63%) REST

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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 (15.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
1 6 (18.75%) JIRA
2 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.63%) Mercurial
3 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.25%) Gradle
3 2 (6.25%) IntelliJ
3 2 (6.25%) JUnit
3 2 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 8 (25.00%) Publishing
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Tester
2 7 (21.88%) Test Leader
3 6 (18.75%) Software Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Lead Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Test Leader
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Team Leader
4 5 (15.63%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) REST
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
2 3 (9.38%) CSS
2 3 (9.38%) CSS3
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) HTML5
2 3 (9.38%) LESS
2 3 (9.38%) Node.js
2 3 (9.38%) React
2 3 (9.38%) Sass
3 2 (6.25%) Ember.js
3 2 (6.25%) J2EE
3 2 (6.25%) JSF
3 2 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
3 2 (6.25%) Spring MVC
3 2 (6.25%) Struts
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
1 3 (9.38%) Unix
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.88%) Defect Management
5 7 (21.88%) DevOps
5 7 (21.88%) Kanban
5 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.63%) BDD
7 5 (15.63%) Mathematics
7 5 (15.63%) Microservices
7 5 (15.63%) Pair Programming
7 5 (15.63%) Release Management
7 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
7 5 (15.63%) TDD
7 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
7 5 (15.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) C++
3 2 (6.25%) Java 8
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 2 (6.25%) GDPR
1 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Cognizant
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com