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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 57 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 21 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.16% 2.73% 3.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.39% 24.43% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 34
Average daily rate £300 £319 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £259 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £396 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+21.04% +74.16%
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
103 131 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.61% 11.16% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 57 57
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £268 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £402 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.93% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 19 £300 -7.69% 5
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 31 (51.67%) Finance
2 28 (46.67%) SQL
3 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (28.33%) SAP
5 15 (25.00%) Oracle
5 15 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 15 (25.00%) Project Management
6 14 (23.33%) MS Office
7 13 (21.67%) Oracle Database
8 12 (20.00%) SDLC
8 12 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 12 (20.00%) ISEB
8 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
10 10 (16.67%) V-Model
10 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
10 10 (16.67%) Data Mining
10 10 (16.67%) XML
11 9 (15.00%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (15.00%) MS Visio
12 8 (13.33%) BCP
12 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity
12 8 (13.33%) Programme Management
12 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
12 8 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
13 7 (11.67%) Marketing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) MS Office
2 9 (15.00%) MS Visio
3 8 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.67%) AutoCAD
5 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (5.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.67%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.67%) SAN
2 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) Oracle Database
2 10 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 9 (15.00%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (10.00%) SAP BI
5 5 (8.33%) SAP BW
6 3 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.33%) Big Data
7 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (3.33%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (3.33%) QlikView
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.67%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 4 (6.67%) Selenium
2 3 (5.00%) Toad
3 2 (3.33%) Android Studio
3 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) Rational Rose
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) Appium
4 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) JBehave
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) JMeter
4 1 (1.67%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.67%) Subversion
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (51.67%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Marketing
3 6 (10.00%) Electronics
3 6 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.00%) Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Automotive
6 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (53.33%) Analyst
2 21 (35.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) QA Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Tester
6 7 (11.67%) Web Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Web Test Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Developer
8 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
8 5 (8.33%) Report Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) SQL Reporting Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) XML
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
3 3 (5.00%) Android SDK
3 3 (5.00%) HTML
3 3 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.67%) CSS
4 1 (1.67%) CSS3
4 1 (1.67%) HTML5
4 1 (1.67%) jQuery
4 1 (1.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) REST
4 1 (1.67%) WAP
4 1 (1.67%) WSDL
4 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 3 (5.00%) Android
3 3 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (1.67%) AIX
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) Project Management
3 12 (20.00%) SDLC
3 12 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 11 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
4 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (16.67%) V-Model
6 8 (13.33%) BCP
6 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity
6 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 8 (13.33%) Programme Management
7 6 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (10.00%) Migration
7 6 (10.00%) Test Management
8 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.33%) People Management
8 5 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 15 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (8.33%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) HNC
2 2 (3.33%) HND
2 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PMP
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) CDISC
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) SAP
2 15 (25.00%) Oracle
3 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (1.67%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.67%) Aruba
5 1 (1.67%) Brocade
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) EMC
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) NetApp
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