The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 77 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.50% 0.24% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate £405 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £284 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1129 762 1128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.08% 91.37% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 414 489
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 73 86
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.20 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
QA Engineer
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) OO
3 4 (66.67%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 4 (66.67%) OOP
4 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Retail
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) OO
3 4 (66.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA