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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire / Bracknell
Rank 38 43 42
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 4.26% 3.98% 5.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.90% 28.99% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 27
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £50,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £70,600
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 39 69 67
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 11.85% 13.75% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 34 50 56
Median salary £40,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.80% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £42,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £67,550
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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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 permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Bracknell

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 9 (39.13%) Degree
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) SDLC
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
6 6 (26.09%) Solaris
6 6 (26.09%) CRM
6 6 (26.09%) SMTP
6 6 (26.09%) HTTP
6 6 (26.09%) C
6 6 (26.09%) C++
6 6 (26.09%) Middleware
6 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) Content Management
6 6 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (26.09%) VMware ESX
6 6 (26.09%) Information Security
6 6 (26.09%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) Wireless
6 6 (26.09%) iSeries
6 6 (26.09%) CREST Certified
6 6 (26.09%) Social Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) C#
7 5 (21.74%) Unix
8 4 (17.39%) .NET

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) HTTP
2 6 (26.09%) SMTP
2 6 (26.09%) Wireless
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) QA Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Penetration Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Junior
4 3 (13.04%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Developer in Test
5 2 (8.70%) Presales Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Security Penetration Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Security Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Software QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Middleware
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) iSeries
2 3 (13.04%) PMI
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Solaris
4 5 (21.74%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Debian
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) SDLC
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Content Management
2 6 (26.09%) CRM
2 6 (26.09%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (26.09%) Information Security
2 6 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) Social Engineering
3 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) QA Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Kanban
6 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C
1 6 (26.09%) C++
2 5 (21.74%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) CREST Certified
3 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware ESX
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft