The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 34 47
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 31 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.26% 4.19% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.81% 33.78% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 42 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £283 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -11.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £196 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
QA
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
149 148 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.86% 12.40% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 79 45
Average daily rate £310 £311 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.50 £31.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.46% -35.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA
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 within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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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 -12 23 £300 -10.44% 3
High Wycombe -9 1 £110 -47.61% 1
Iver - 1 £550 -
QA
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 28 (32.94%) Finance
1 28 (32.94%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.29%) Project Management
2 13 (15.29%) Programme Management
2 13 (15.29%) SQL
2 13 (15.29%) UNIX
3 11 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 10 (11.76%) Windows
4 10 (11.76%) AIX
4 10 (11.76%) Migration
5 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
5 9 (10.59%) HP
5 9 (10.59%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (9.41%) WebSphere
6 8 (9.41%) SAP
6 8 (9.41%) .NET
6 8 (9.41%) C#
6 8 (9.41%) Change Management
7 7 (8.24%) DB2
7 7 (8.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (8.24%) Test Management
7 7 (8.24%) BDD
7 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.24%) Test Strategy
8 6 (7.06%) SDLC
8 6 (7.06%) Waterfall
8 6 (7.06%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.06%) Brocade
8 6 (7.06%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.41%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.24%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.53%) Node.js
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
4 2 (2.35%) Drupal
5 1 (1.18%) Mule
5 1 (1.18%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.18%) JBoss
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) SAS
5 1 (1.18%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Office
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) SAN
1 3 (3.53%) DWDM
1 3 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.35%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) SDH
3 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) DB2
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.71%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.35%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.35%) SAP BI
5 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.18%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.71%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Selenium
3 3 (3.53%) HP UFT
3 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.53%) Axure RP
3 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 28 (32.94%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 4 (4.71%) Marketing
3 4 (4.71%) Automotive
3 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) German Language
6 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (32.94%) Analyst
2 15 (17.65%) Developer
3 14 (16.47%) Test Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Tester
5 8 (9.41%) QA Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Agile Test Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Business Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.71%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Web Test Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) PMO Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Web Tester
10 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.53%) iOS Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) CSS
2 3 (3.53%) XML
2 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.53%) HTML5
2 3 (3.53%) CSS3
2 3 (3.53%) PhoneGap
2 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.53%) HTML
3 1 (1.18%) Java EE
3 1 (1.18%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.18%) jQuery
3 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.18%) Spring
3 1 (1.18%) Ajax
3 1 (1.18%) JSP
3 1 (1.18%) SOAP
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.71%) User Experience
3 3 (3.53%) Blog
3 3 (3.53%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Pharmacovigilance
4 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.35%) DTV
4 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.35%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) GIS
5 1 (1.18%) CMDB
5 1 (1.18%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.18%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) UNIX
2 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) AIX
3 4 (4.71%) Linux
4 3 (3.53%) Solaris
4 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.29%) Project Management
2 13 (15.29%) Programme Management
3 11 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (11.76%) Migration
5 8 (9.41%) Change Management
6 7 (8.24%) Test Management
6 7 (8.24%) BDD
6 7 (8.24%) Test Strategy
6 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.06%) Waterfall
7 6 (7.06%) SDLC
7 6 (7.06%) Software Testing
8 5 (5.88%) TDD
8 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.71%) Scrum
9 4 (4.71%) Regression Testing
9 4 (4.71%) MVC
9 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.71%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) SQL
2 8 (9.41%) C#
3 6 (7.06%) Ruby
4 4 (4.71%) C
5 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.53%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.35%) Java
6 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.18%) C++
7 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) ISEB
2 4 (4.71%) Degree
3 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) GxP
2 2 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.18%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.53%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) HP
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) SAP
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) Brocade
4 4 (4.71%) IBM
5 3 (3.53%) VMware
5 3 (3.53%) Adobe
5 3 (3.53%) NetApp
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco
5 3 (3.53%) EMC
5 3 (3.53%) 3PAR
5 3 (3.53%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.18%) ESRI
7 1 (1.18%) webMethods
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (1.18%) Software AG
7 1 (1.18%) PeopleSoft