The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 72 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.31% 0.25% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £295 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
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
926 1134 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 95.07% 96.02% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 556 493
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 63
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.06 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
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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
Milton Keynes - 3 £295 - 1
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (60.00%) Data Reconciliation
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) SAP BW
2 3 (60.00%) SAP BI
2 3 (60.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (60.00%) Toad
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (60.00%) SAP BI
1 3 (60.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Toad
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (60.00%) Electronics
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (60.00%) Data Reconciliation
1 3 (60.00%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (60.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
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