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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 52 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.41% 2.94% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.70% 28.70% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 22
Average daily rate
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£278 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.28% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% -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
159 108 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.50% 10.24% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 49 32
Average daily rate £285 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +213.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £26.60 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £40.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 30 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 30 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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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 +4 21 £318 +13.90% 5
High Wycombe - 9 £205 - 1
Aylesbury +7 6 £330 -26.66% 2
Marlow - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 (49.41%) SQL
2 37 (43.53%) Finance
3 26 (30.59%) ISEB
4 21 (24.71%) Java
5 20 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 18 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (20.00%) SAP
7 17 (20.00%) Test Management
8 15 (17.65%) Selenium
9 14 (16.47%) .NET
10 13 (15.29%) C#
10 13 (15.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (14.12%) Automotive
12 11 (12.94%) UNIX
12 11 (12.94%) Test Scripting
12 11 (12.94%) Waterfall
13 10 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (11.76%) Integration Testing
13 10 (11.76%) Windows
14 9 (10.59%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (10.59%) Regression Testing
15 8 (9.41%) Document Management
15 8 (9.41%) Migration
15 8 (9.41%) C
15 8 (9.41%) VBScript
15 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
15 8 (9.41%) Software Testing
16 7 (8.24%) JIRA
16 7 (8.24%) Test Automation
16 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration

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Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.18%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.18%) WordPress
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
3 1 (1.18%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Office
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Summit
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) DAB
2 2 (2.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.71%) Big Data
2 4 (4.71%) QlikView
3 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (17.65%) Selenium
2 9 (10.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (8.24%) JIRA
4 5 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (3.53%) Subversion
5 3 (3.53%) WatiN
6 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.35%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.18%) Ant
7 1 (1.18%) Maven
7 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.18%) JMeter
7 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.18%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (43.53%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Automotive
3 7 (8.24%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.06%) Publishing
5 5 (5.88%) Banking
6 4 (4.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.35%) Marketing
8 1 (1.18%) Electronics
8 1 (1.18%) Retail
8 1 (1.18%) Legal
8 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (40.00%) Analyst
2 17 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Tester
4 11 (12.94%) QA Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) QA Tester
5 9 (10.59%) QA Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Quality Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (4.71%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Quality Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.53%) Senior QA Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) XML
3 5 (5.88%) Java EE
3 5 (5.88%) Web Services
4 3 (3.53%) J2EE
5 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.35%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.18%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.18%) jQuery
6 1 (1.18%) HTML5
6 1 (1.18%) Yii
6 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.18%) HTML
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) SOAP
6 1 (1.18%) Flash
6 1 (1.18%) RSS
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) XML-RPC
6 1 (1.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Data Integration
1 4 (4.71%) iPad
2 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.35%) Open Source
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.94%) UNIX
2 10 (11.76%) Windows
3 6 (7.06%) Windows NT
4 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.53%) AIX
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.00%) Test Management
3 13 (15.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (12.94%) Test Scripting
4 11 (12.94%) Waterfall
5 10 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 9 (10.59%) Regression Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Migration
7 8 (9.41%) Document Management
7 8 (9.41%) Software Testing
8 7 (8.24%) Project Management
8 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.24%) Test Automation
9 6 (7.06%) Functional Testing
9 6 (7.06%) CRM
9 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.88%) Resource Management
10 5 (5.88%) Quality Management
10 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (49.41%) SQL
2 21 (24.71%) Java
3 13 (15.29%) C#
4 8 (9.41%) C
4 8 (9.41%) VBScript
5 7 (8.24%) Python
5 7 (8.24%) Perl
5 7 (8.24%) C++
6 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.35%) VB
8 1 (1.18%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.18%) PHP5
8 1 (1.18%) PHP4
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (30.59%) ISEB
2 20 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.53%) HND
5 3 (3.53%) Degree
5 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) ISO 9000
2 3 (3.53%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.71%) SCCM
3 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) SAP
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) HP
4 4 (4.71%) Cognos
4 4 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.53%) Telerik
6 2 (2.35%) Symantec
6 2 (2.35%) Nokia
7 1 (1.18%) Dundas
7 1 (1.18%) Rackspace
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