The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 76 78 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.64% 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £260 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.96% -32.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +75.00%
QA Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1154 912 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.25% 91.84% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 438 381
Average daily rate £350 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 90 79
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region.

QA Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aylesbury - 4 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
High Wycombe - - - -
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (54.55%) C
2 6 (54.55%) C++
2 6 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 6 (54.55%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
3 4 (36.36%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) ISO 9001
4 3 (27.27%) Quality Management
4 3 (27.27%) CMMI
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (18.18%) Subversion
5 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
5 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) QMS
6 1 (9.09%) Legal
6 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) VB
6 1 (9.09%) Ant
6 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
2 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (9.09%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Quality Management
1 3 (27.27%) CMMI
1 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Test Management
2 2 (18.18%) QMS
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C
1 6 (54.55%) C++
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) Perl
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (27.27%) ISO 9001
2 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center