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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 51 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.18% 3.02% 3.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.00% 28.45% 57.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 23
Average daily rate
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£280 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-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
150 116 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.29% 10.61% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 45 32
Average daily rate £311 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.63 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.17% +148.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £16.43 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £40.00 £14.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +12 29 £326 +17.04% 7
High Wycombe - 11 £210 - 1
Marlow - 1 - -
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Gerrards Cross - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (50.63%) SQL
2 33 (41.77%) Finance
3 22 (27.85%) ISEB
4 19 (24.05%) Java
5 18 (22.78%) C#
6 17 (21.52%) ISTQB
7 16 (20.25%) SAP
7 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (18.99%) Selenium
8 15 (18.99%) Test Management
9 13 (16.46%) .NET
9 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (15.19%) Automotive
11 11 (13.92%) Windows
12 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting
12 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
13 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (11.39%) Waterfall
13 9 (11.39%) Migration
13 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
13 9 (11.39%) Scrum
13 9 (11.39%) UNIX
13 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
14 8 (10.13%) VBScript
14 8 (10.13%) Document Management
14 8 (10.13%) Integration Testing
14 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
15 7 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
15 7 (8.86%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.80%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.27%) Confluence
4 1 (1.27%) Lync
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.27%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.27%) WordPress
4 1 (1.27%) CMS
4 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Office
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Summit
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) DAB
2 2 (2.53%) Internet
3 1 (1.27%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) QlikView
2 4 (5.06%) Big Data
3 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.53%) DB2
5 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.27%) MySQL
5 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Selenium
2 6 (7.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (7.59%) JIRA
3 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.53%) Subversion
5 2 (2.53%) WatiN
5 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.27%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.27%) JMeter
6 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 33 (41.77%) Finance
2 12 (15.19%) Automotive
3 6 (7.59%) Publishing
4 5 (6.33%) Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.80%) Retail
7 2 (2.53%) Marketing
8 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (39.24%) Analyst
2 14 (17.72%) Test Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) QA Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) QA Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Quality Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Tester
6 5 (6.33%) QA Tester
6 5 (6.33%) Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Coordinator
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (5.06%) Quality Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.80%) PMO Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.80%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
2 6 (7.59%) XML
3 5 (6.33%) Java EE
3 5 (6.33%) Web Services
4 3 (3.80%) J2EE
5 2 (2.53%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.27%) HTML5
6 1 (1.27%) Yii
6 1 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.27%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.27%) jQuery
6 1 (1.27%) Ajax
6 1 (1.27%) XML-RPC
6 1 (1.27%) HTML
6 1 (1.27%) CSS
6 1 (1.27%) SOAP
6 1 (1.27%) Flash
6 1 (1.27%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Data Integration
1 4 (5.06%) iPad
2 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.53%) Open Source
3 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.27%) APACS
3 1 (1.27%) DTV
3 1 (1.27%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Windows
2 9 (11.39%) UNIX
3 6 (7.59%) Windows NT
4 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.80%) AIX
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.27%) Android
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.99%) Test Management
3 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting
5 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (11.39%) Waterfall
5 9 (11.39%) Migration
5 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
5 9 (11.39%) Scrum
6 8 (10.13%) Document Management
6 8 (10.13%) Integration Testing
6 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
7 7 (8.86%) Project Management
8 6 (7.59%) OO
8 6 (7.59%) Change Management
8 6 (7.59%) Resource Management
8 6 (7.59%) Functional Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Quality Management
9 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.63%) SQL
2 19 (24.05%) Java
3 18 (22.78%) C#
4 8 (10.13%) VBScript
5 6 (7.59%) C++
6 4 (5.06%) Python
6 4 (5.06%) Perl
7 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.27%) PHP5
9 1 (1.27%) PHP4
9 1 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) ISEB
2 17 (21.52%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.53%) HND
5 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) CITP
6 1 (1.27%) MCITP
6 1 (1.27%) MCSE
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) ISO 9000
2 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.80%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.27%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.06%) SCCM
3 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (20.25%) SAP
2 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle
3 6 (7.59%) HP
4 4 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.06%) Cognos
5 3 (3.80%) Dundas
6 2 (2.53%) Symantec
6 2 (2.53%) Telerik
7 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
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