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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 50 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.26% 2.67% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.78% 26.42% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 24
Average daily rate
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£275 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £274 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £372 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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
148 106 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.61% 10.10% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 32
Average daily rate £310 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.75 £40.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.12% +213.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £26.60 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £40.00 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Milton Keynes +8 26 £314 +13.06% 4
High Wycombe - 10 £210 - 2
Marlow - 1 - -
Aylesbury - - - - 3
Gerrards Cross - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 42 (55.26%) SQL
2 35 (46.05%) Finance
3 23 (30.26%) ISEB
4 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (22.37%) SAP
6 16 (21.05%) Selenium
7 15 (19.74%) Test Management
7 15 (19.74%) ISTQB
8 14 (18.42%) C#
8 14 (18.42%) Java
8 14 (18.42%) .NET
9 12 (15.79%) Automotive
10 11 (14.47%) Test Scripting
10 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (13.16%) Waterfall
11 10 (13.16%) Regression Testing
11 10 (13.16%) Windows
12 9 (11.84%) UNIX
12 9 (11.84%) Document Management
12 9 (11.84%) Integration Testing
12 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
13 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (10.53%) Migration
13 8 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (10.53%) VBScript
14 7 (9.21%) XML
14 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
14 7 (9.21%) Project Management
14 7 (9.21%) JIRA
14 7 (9.21%) Software Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.32%) WordPress
3 1 (1.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Summit
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) DAB
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.26%) QlikView
2 4 (5.26%) Big Data
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.63%) DB2
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Selenium
2 8 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (9.21%) JIRA
4 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (3.95%) WatiN
6 2 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.63%) Subversion
7 1 (1.32%) JMeter
7 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.32%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 12 (15.79%) Automotive
3 6 (7.89%) Publishing
3 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.26%) Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Electronics
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (40.79%) Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) QA Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) Tester
5 7 (9.21%) Quality Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.58%) QA Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Coordinator
8 4 (5.26%) Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Quality Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (3.95%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (3.95%) Senior QA Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) XML
3 5 (6.58%) Web Services
3 5 (6.58%) Java EE
4 3 (3.95%) J2EE
5 2 (2.63%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.32%) Ajax
6 1 (1.32%) XML-RPC
6 1 (1.32%) HTML
6 1 (1.32%) Flash
6 1 (1.32%) RSS
6 1 (1.32%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
6 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.32%) jQuery
6 1 (1.32%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.32%) Yii
6 1 (1.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) iPad
1 4 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) Open Source
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) DTV
4 1 (1.32%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) UNIX
3 6 (7.89%) Windows NT
4 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.95%) AIX
6 1 (1.32%) Android
6 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.74%) Test Management
3 11 (14.47%) Test Scripting
3 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (13.16%) Waterfall
4 10 (13.16%) Regression Testing
5 9 (11.84%) Document Management
5 9 (11.84%) Integration Testing
6 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.53%) Migration
7 7 (9.21%) Project Management
7 7 (9.21%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.89%) Resource Management
8 6 (7.89%) Functional Testing
8 6 (7.89%) CRM
8 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
8 6 (7.89%) Change Management
9 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.58%) Quality Management
9 5 (6.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (55.26%) SQL
2 14 (18.42%) C#
2 14 (18.42%) Java
3 8 (10.53%) VBScript
4 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (1.32%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.32%) C
6 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.32%) PHP
6 1 (1.32%) PHP5
6 1 (1.32%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 23 (30.26%) ISEB
2 15 (19.74%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.95%) HND
5 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) ISO 9000
2 3 (3.95%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.26%) SCCM
3 2 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) SAP
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) HP
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle
4 4 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.26%) Cognos
5 3 (3.95%) Telerik
6 2 (2.63%) Dundas
6 2 (2.63%) Symantec
6 2 (2.63%) Nokia
7 1 (1.32%) Rackspace
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