Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Berkshire > Bracknell
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 42 39
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 33 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 5.01% 5.99% 6.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.29% 36.67% 45.19%
Number of salaries quoted 34 14 44
Bracknell median annual salary £65,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.44% - -18.18%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £54,625 £72,275
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -8.16% -2.00%

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 105 90 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 14.62% 16.33% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 70 49 95
Bracknell median annual salary £60,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.18% -5.56% -7.69%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,600 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,875 £56,250 £73,500
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -11.43% +5.00%

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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 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 11 (30.56%) Java
5 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 8 (22.22%) Publishing
7 8 (22.22%) Scrum
7 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 8 (22.22%) DevOps
8 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
8 7 (19.44%) Kanban
9 6 (16.67%) OO
9 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (13.89%) Microservices
10 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
10 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
10 5 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (13.89%) Serverless
10 5 (13.89%) User Stories
10 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
10 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
10 5 (13.89%) Confluence
10 5 (13.89%) BDD
10 5 (13.89%) REST
10 5 (13.89%) Mercurial
10 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing

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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 (13.89%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Serverless
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Big Data
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.89%) JIRA
2 5 (13.89%) Maven
2 5 (13.89%) Mercurial
2 5 (13.89%) Selenium
3 3 (8.33%) Subversion
4 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.56%) Gradle
4 2 (5.56%) IntelliJ
4 2 (5.56%) JUnit
4 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (22.22%) Publishing
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Tester
2 7 (19.44%) Test Leader
3 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Lead Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Test Leader
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Software Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Team Leader
4 5 (13.89%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (11.11%) Java Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Programmer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Software Integration Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
1 5 (13.89%) REST
2 4 (11.11%) Spring
3 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) CSS
3 3 (8.33%) CSS3
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) HTML5
3 3 (8.33%) LESS
3 3 (8.33%) Node.js
3 3 (8.33%) React
3 3 (8.33%) Sass
4 2 (5.56%) EJB
4 2 (5.56%) Ember.js
4 2 (5.56%) J2EE
4 2 (5.56%) JSF
4 2 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (5.56%) Spring MVC
4 2 (5.56%) Struts
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) PMI
4 1 (2.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (22.22%) DevOps
6 8 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Scrum
7 7 (19.44%) Kanban
8 6 (16.67%) OO
9 5 (13.89%) BDD
9 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Mathematics
9 5 (13.89%) Pair Programming
9 5 (13.89%) Release Management
9 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.89%) TDD
9 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
9 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
9 5 (13.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) Java 8
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
1 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.56%) GDPR
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Grafana
1 1 (2.78%) Graphite
1 1 (2.78%) Graylog
1 1 (2.78%) Icinga
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Cognizant
1 2 (5.56%) IBM
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle
1 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.78%) VMware