The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Buckinghamshire region that had QA Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 60 81 80
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.72% 0.24% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.26% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 8
Median daily rate £290 £305 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% -7.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 - £42.50
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
767 1176 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 91.86% 95.77% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 545 638
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 63 106
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.77 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% +1.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.00 £27.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Buckinghamshire region that featured QA Engineer in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +22 5 £290 - 2
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) QA Automation
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Workflow
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) API Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (33.33%) SDET
6 1 (16.67%) Genymotion
6 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (16.67%) Legal
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
6 1 (16.67%) High Availability

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Appium
4 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Genymotion
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 6 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) API Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) SDET