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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 21 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.48% 2.72% 3.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.09% 24.44% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 34
Median daily rate £290 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.45 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-18.92% -31.06%
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
110 135 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.99% 11.11% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 86
Median daily rate £438 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £270 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 17
Median hourly rate £10.31 £19.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.15% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £13.75 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £25.25 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.45 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-10.20% +12.35%

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 5 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 19 £290 -7.20% 4
Buckingham +1 1 £225 -
Marlow - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 20 (48.78%) SQL
2 14 (34.15%) PL/SQL
2 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
3 12 (29.27%) Oracle
4 11 (26.83%) Java
4 11 (26.83%) Selenium
5 10 (24.39%) Data Analysis
5 10 (24.39%) Finance
5 10 (24.39%) SAP
6 9 (21.95%) XML
6 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (21.95%) Informatica
6 9 (21.95%) Data Modelling
6 9 (21.95%) ETL
6 9 (21.95%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (21.95%) SAP Data Services
6 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.51%) JIRA
7 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.51%) Star Schema
8 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.07%) ITIL
9 6 (14.63%) Windows
9 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Change Management
9 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
9 6 (14.63%) QA Automation

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 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (21.95%) SAP Data Services
2 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 8 (19.51%) Star Schema
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) JIRA
3 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.88%) Appium
5 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.88%) Log4j
5 2 (4.88%) MSTest
5 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.44%) Calabash
6 1 (2.44%) Genymotion
6 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.44%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.44%) JMeter
6 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) German Language
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Developer
1 9 (21.95%) Informatica Developer
1 9 (21.95%) PL/SQL Developer
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Developer
2 8 (19.51%) SAP Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) QA Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.32%) Java Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Strategy Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) J2SE
2 2 (4.88%) XML Schema
2 2 (4.88%) XSLT
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) EPoS
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Android
3 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.44%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
2 10 (24.39%) Data Analysis
3 9 (21.95%) Data Modelling
3 9 (21.95%) ETL
4 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.07%) ITIL
6 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Change Management
6 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
6 6 (14.63%) QA Automation
6 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
7 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Disk Encryption
8 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
8 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
8 4 (9.76%) Project Management
8 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
8 4 (9.76%) Workflow
9 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.32%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) SQL
2 14 (34.15%) PL/SQL
3 11 (26.83%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.44%) APMP
4 1 (2.44%) HND
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SDET
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Oracle
2 10 (24.39%) SAP
3 9 (21.95%) Informatica
4 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.76%) Intel Security
5 4 (9.76%) Lumension
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco
7 1 (2.44%) Percona
7 1 (2.44%) Remedy
7 1 (2.44%) Sitecore