Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Bracknell
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 34 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 31 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 7.02% 6.40% 8.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.04% 32.63% 46.21%
Number of salaries quoted 50 18 64
Bracknell median annual salary £60,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% +8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £35,313 £31,675 £39,125
90th Percentile £70,750 £52,875 £76,588
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.17%

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 104 95 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 14.33% 19.63% 19.13%
Number of salaries quoted 79 56 122
Bracknell median annual salary £55,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.92% +2.78% -2.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £53,750 £75,625
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% -6.67% +10.53%

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 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) Scrum
2 23 (45.10%) DevOps
3 20 (39.22%) Windows
3 20 (39.22%) Linux
4 16 (31.37%) Open Source
5 15 (29.41%) Change Control
5 15 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (29.41%) VMware
6 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
7 13 (25.49%) .NET
8 12 (23.53%) Java
8 12 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 11 (21.57%) C#
9 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
11 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
12 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (13.73%) Kanban
13 7 (13.73%) Publishing
13 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
13 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (13.73%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (11.76%) OO
15 5 (9.80%) Maven
15 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
15 5 (9.80%) TDD
15 5 (9.80%) Pair Programming

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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 (9.80%) Confluence
1 5 (9.80%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.80%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Big Data
1 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.80%) JIRA
2 5 (9.80%) Maven
2 5 (9.80%) Mercurial
2 5 (9.80%) Selenium
3 3 (5.88%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.92%) Gradle
4 2 (3.92%) IntelliJ
4 2 (3.92%) JUnit
4 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (13.73%) Publishing
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Tester
3 7 (13.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 6 (11.76%) Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Java Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Lead Tester
6 4 (7.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Performance Test Leader
6 4 (7.84%) Performance Tester
6 4 (7.84%) Software Integration Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Software Tester
6 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.84%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
2 5 (9.80%) REST
3 4 (7.84%) Spring
4 3 (5.88%) CSS
4 3 (5.88%) CSS3
4 3 (5.88%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) HTML5
4 3 (5.88%) LESS
4 3 (5.88%) Node.js
4 3 (5.88%) React
4 3 (5.88%) Sass
5 2 (3.92%) EJB
5 2 (3.92%) Ember.js
5 2 (3.92%) J2EE
5 2 (3.92%) JSF
5 2 (3.92%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.92%) Spring MVC
5 2 (3.92%) Struts
5 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) PMI
4 1 (1.96%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Linux
1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) DevOps
2 23 (45.10%) Scrum
3 16 (31.37%) Open Source
4 15 (29.41%) Change Control
4 15 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
6 12 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
9 7 (13.73%) Kanban
9 7 (13.73%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (11.76%) OO
11 5 (9.80%) BDD
11 5 (9.80%) Pair Programming
11 5 (9.80%) Process Improvement
11 5 (9.80%) Release Management
11 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
11 5 (9.80%) TDD
11 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) Java
2 11 (21.57%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) Python
5 2 (3.92%) Java 8
6 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
1 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB
3 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Grafana
1 5 (9.80%) Graphite
1 5 (9.80%) Graylog
1 5 (9.80%) Icinga
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) VMware
2 2 (3.92%) Cognizant
2 2 (3.92%) IBM
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
2 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com