The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aylesbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 1 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing QA 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aylesbury 33.33% 14.29% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Aylesbury region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Aylesbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aylesbury 33.33% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £330 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Aylesbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Aylesbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Aylesbury

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Daily Rate Trend in Aylesbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Aylesbury region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Aylesbury

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Top 18 Related IT Skills in Aylesbury

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aylesbury region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 5 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Perl
1 5 (83.33%) Python
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (16.67%) Ant
3 1 (16.67%) Maven

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Top Related IT Skills in Aylesbury by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aylesbury region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Ant
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) C++/Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) C++
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Perl
1 5 (83.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center