The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 53 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 20 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.27% 2.20% 2.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.10% 21.36% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 25
Median daily rate £300 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
83 103 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.43% 10.31% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 53
Median daily rate £420 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.20 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -8.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +85.26%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -3 14 £355 +18.33% 2
Aylesbury - 1 £275 - 3
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Finance
3 12 (31.58%) Java
4 11 (28.95%) PL/SQL
4 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Selenium
4 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
5 10 (26.32%) ITIL
6 9 (23.68%) JIRA
6 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (23.68%) Defect Management
7 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 7 (18.42%) XML
8 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
8 7 (18.42%) QA Automation
9 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
9 6 (15.79%) SAP
9 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
10 5 (13.16%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (13.16%) Informatica
10 5 (13.16%) Biometrics
10 5 (13.16%) Oracle
10 5 (13.16%) Windows
10 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
10 5 (13.16%) ETL
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
1 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (13.16%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.53%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Selenium
2 9 (23.68%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.26%) Appium
5 2 (5.26%) Calabash
6 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.63%) Genymotion
6 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
4 1 (2.63%) German Language
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) QA Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Automation Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) QA Automation Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Informatica Developer
5 5 (13.16%) PL/SQL Developer
5 5 (13.16%) SQL Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Java Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) QA Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) SAP Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Designer
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) QA Manager
7 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.26%) REST
2 2 (5.26%) SOAP
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Biometrics
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) EPoS
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Android
3 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
2 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
3 10 (26.32%) ITIL
4 9 (23.68%) Defect Management
5 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
6 7 (18.42%) QA Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
8 5 (13.16%) ETL
8 5 (13.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.53%) BDD
9 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Service Management
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.53%) Workflow
10 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) Java
3 11 (28.95%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.63%) APMP
5 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) HND
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SDET
2 1 (2.63%) EFQM
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) SAP
2 5 (13.16%) Informatica
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) Compaq
5 2 (5.26%) Intel Security
5 2 (5.26%) Lumension
6 1 (2.63%) Adobe
6 1 (2.63%) Google
6 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
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