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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 26 44
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18  
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 37 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 5.86% 8.53% 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.21% 44.58% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 10 37 20
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,850 £40,450 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,625 £76,175 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Bracknell with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bracknell
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 38 83 47
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 17.12% 19.12% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 32 77 64
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £29,950 £32,875
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £68,750 £75,625
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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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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

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Salary Histogram in Bracknell

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Bracknell over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bracknell region with a requirement for QA.

1 22 (78.57%) Finance
2 19 (67.86%) Test Automation
3 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (42.86%) Scrum
4 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 12 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 12 (42.86%) QA Automation
5 11 (39.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (39.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
5 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 10 (35.71%) C#
6 10 (35.71%) Load Testing
7 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
8 8 (28.57%) Project Management
8 8 (28.57%) Wireless
9 7 (25.00%) VMware
9 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Selenium
10 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (21.43%) Degree
10 6 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
10 6 (21.43%) SDLC
10 6 (21.43%) SQL
11 5 (17.86%) C++

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
2 8 (28.57%) Wireless
3 5 (17.86%) Firewall
3 5 (17.86%) HTTP
3 5 (17.86%) SMTP
4 3 (10.71%) BGP
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
4 3 (10.71%) IPsec
4 3 (10.71%) MPLS
4 3 (10.71%) Network Security
4 3 (10.71%) OSPF
4 3 (10.71%) SNMP
4 3 (10.71%) SSL
4 3 (10.71%) VLAN
4 3 (10.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.00%) Selenium
3 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (78.57%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Billing
3 2 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Automation Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Junior
4 5 (17.86%) Penetration Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Tester
5 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Security Penetration Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Security Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (17.86%) iSeries
2 5 (17.86%) PMI
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.71%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Solaris
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Debian
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Test Automation
2 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) QA Automation
3 12 (42.86%) Scrum
3 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 12 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 11 (39.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (39.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Load Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Project Management
7 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 6 (21.43%) SDLC
9 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
9 5 (17.86%) Information Security
9 5 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) C
3 5 (17.86%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) CREST Certified
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
3 3 (10.71%) CCNP
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Aruba
3 3 (10.71%) Brocade
3 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) F5
3 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
3 3 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Meraki
3 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
3 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire