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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 54 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.29% 2.46% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.34% 27.17% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 12 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £292 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% -7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £269 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £359
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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
167 92 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.25% 9.05% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 39 32
Average daily rate £330 £310 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £647
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% +141.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £25.60 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £35.00 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +5 25 £290 +2.65% 3
Aylesbury +6 6 £330 -26.66% 1
High Wycombe - 5 £195 - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 47 (47.00%) SQL
1 47 (47.00%) Finance
2 38 (38.00%) ISEB
3 27 (27.00%) Test Management
4 24 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (24.00%) Java
4 24 (24.00%) SAP
5 21 (21.00%) ISTQB
5 21 (21.00%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (19.00%) Test Scripting
7 18 (18.00%) Waterfall
8 15 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 15 (15.00%) XML
9 14 (14.00%) .NET
9 14 (14.00%) Regression Testing
9 14 (14.00%) Selenium
10 13 (13.00%) C#
11 12 (12.00%) Automotive
11 12 (12.00%) V-Model
12 11 (11.00%) Integration Testing
12 11 (11.00%) C
12 11 (11.00%) UNIX
13 10 (10.00%) Migration
13 10 (10.00%) Project Management
13 10 (10.00%) Relational Database
14 9 (9.00%) Document Management
14 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
14 9 (9.00%) Perl
14 9 (9.00%) C++

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (6.00%) CMS
2 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.00%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.00%) WordPress
4 1 (1.00%) Confluence
4 1 (1.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Office
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Summit
2 2 (2.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) DAB
2 3 (3.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.00%) SAP BW
4 4 (4.00%) QlikView
4 4 (4.00%) Big Data
4 4 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.00%) DB2
6 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.00%) MySQL
6 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (14.00%) Selenium
2 8 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (7.00%) JIRA
4 5 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.00%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (3.00%) Subversion
5 3 (3.00%) WatiN
6 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.00%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.00%) Ant
7 1 (1.00%) Maven
7 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.00%) JMeter
7 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 47 (47.00%) Finance
2 12 (12.00%) Automotive
3 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.00%) Publishing
5 6 (6.00%) Banking
6 4 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.00%) Marketing
8 1 (1.00%) Electronics
8 1 (1.00%) Retail
8 1 (1.00%) Legal
8 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (40.00%) Analyst
2 22 (22.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (12.00%) Tester
3 12 (12.00%) QA Analyst
4 11 (11.00%) QA Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) QA Tester
5 9 (9.00%) Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Test Manager
7 7 (7.00%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Quality Manager
9 4 (4.00%) Technical Editor
9 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.00%) QA Leader
10 3 (3.00%) PMO Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) XML
2 14 (14.00%) .NET
3 5 (5.00%) Web Services
3 5 (5.00%) Java EE
4 3 (3.00%) J2EE
5 2 (2.00%) CSS
5 2 (2.00%) SOAP
5 2 (2.00%) HTML
5 2 (2.00%) jQuery
5 2 (2.00%) HTML5
5 2 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.00%) Yii
6 1 (1.00%) CSS3
6 1 (1.00%) Sass
6 1 (1.00%) LESS
6 1 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.00%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.00%) Flash
6 1 (1.00%) RSS
6 1 (1.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.00%) Data Integration
1 4 (4.00%) iPad
2 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.00%) User Experience
3 2 (2.00%) Open Source
4 1 (1.00%) DTV
4 1 (1.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) UNIX
2 8 (8.00%) Windows
3 6 (6.00%) Windows NT
4 3 (3.00%) AIX
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) Test Management
2 24 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (19.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.00%) Waterfall
5 15 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 14 (14.00%) Regression Testing
7 12 (12.00%) V-Model
8 11 (11.00%) Integration Testing
9 10 (10.00%) Project Management
9 10 (10.00%) Migration
10 9 (9.00%) Document Management
11 7 (7.00%) Validation
11 7 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (7.00%) Test Automation
11 7 (7.00%) Functional Testing
12 6 (6.00%) CRM
12 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
13 5 (5.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.00%) SQL
2 24 (24.00%) Java
3 13 (13.00%) C#
4 11 (11.00%) C
5 9 (9.00%) Perl
5 9 (9.00%) C++
5 9 (9.00%) Python
6 8 (8.00%) VBScript
7 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.00%) VB
8 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.00%) PHP5
9 1 (1.00%) PHP4
9 1 (1.00%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (38.00%) ISEB
2 21 (21.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.00%) Degree
5 4 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.00%) HND
7 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) PMP
7 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) ISO 9000
2 3 (3.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (21.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) SAP
2 8 (8.00%) Oracle
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.00%) HP
4 4 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 4 (4.00%) Cognos
5 3 (3.00%) Nokia
5 3 (3.00%) Telerik
6 2 (2.00%) Symantec
7 1 (1.00%) Rackspace
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