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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 36 57
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +21
Contract jobs citing QA 38 42 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.91% 4.00% 1.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.36% 43.75% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 10
Average daily rate
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£298 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £303 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
156 96 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.96% 9.15% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 28
Average daily rate £325 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £400 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.93% +48.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £35.00 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 December 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 December 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 -26 18 £290 -10.76% 1
High Wycombe +2 4 £313 +25.00% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (54.84%) Finance
2 44 (47.31%) SQL
3 36 (38.71%) ISEB
4 28 (30.11%) Test Management
5 27 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (25.81%) Java
7 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (21.51%) Test Scripting
8 20 (21.51%) SAP
9 18 (19.35%) ISTQB
10 17 (18.28%) Waterfall
11 16 (17.20%) Selenium
11 16 (17.20%) .NET
11 16 (17.20%) XML
12 15 (16.13%) C#
13 14 (15.05%) Regression Testing
13 14 (15.05%) Software Testing
14 12 (12.90%) Integration Testing
14 12 (12.90%) V-Model
15 11 (11.83%) Automotive
15 11 (11.83%) C
15 11 (11.83%) Oracle
16 10 (10.75%) JIRA
16 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
17 9 (9.68%) Test Automation
17 9 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (9.68%) Perl
17 9 (9.68%) C++
17 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence

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Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.08%) WordPress
2 1 (1.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) Apache
2 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Project
2 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.08%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Summit
2 2 (2.15%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.38%) SAP BW
4 4 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.15%) MS Access
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (17.20%) Selenium
2 10 (10.75%) JIRA
3 9 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.30%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.23%) WatiN
6 3 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (3.23%) Subversion
7 2 (2.15%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.08%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.08%) Ant
8 1 (1.08%) Maven
8 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.08%) JMeter
General
1 51 (54.84%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Automotive
3 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.38%) Banking
5 4 (4.30%) Publishing
6 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.15%) Advertising
7 1 (1.08%) Electronics
7 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (38.71%) Analyst
2 23 (24.73%) Test Analyst
3 16 (17.20%) Tester
4 13 (13.98%) QA Tester
5 12 (12.90%) QA Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) QA Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Test Manager
7 8 (8.60%) Developer
8 7 (7.53%) Quality Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Test Leader
9 5 (5.38%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Quality Manager
10 4 (4.30%) Technical Editor
11 3 (3.23%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.23%) Quality Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Design Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) .NET
1 16 (17.20%) XML
2 7 (7.53%) Web Services
3 5 (5.38%) Java EE
4 4 (4.30%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.23%) jQuery
5 3 (3.23%) HTML
5 3 (3.23%) J2EE
5 3 (3.23%) CSS
6 2 (2.15%) SOAP
6 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.15%) WinForms
6 2 (2.15%) WCF
6 2 (2.15%) HTML5
6 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.15%) LINQ
6 2 (2.15%) Ajax
6 2 (2.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.08%) CSS3
7 1 (1.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.30%) Open Source
2 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.15%) User Experience
4 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.08%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.08%) DTV
4 1 (1.08%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.60%) UNIX
2 7 (7.53%) Windows
3 6 (6.45%) Windows NT
4 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) Test Management
2 27 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (21.51%) Test Scripting
5 17 (18.28%) Waterfall
6 14 (15.05%) Software Testing
6 14 (15.05%) Regression Testing
7 12 (12.90%) V-Model
7 12 (12.90%) Integration Testing
8 9 (9.68%) Test Automation
8 9 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (9.68%) Validation
9 8 (8.60%) Project Management
10 7 (7.53%) Manual Testing
11 6 (6.45%) Performance Testing
11 6 (6.45%) Functional Testing
11 6 (6.45%) Document Management
11 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.38%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (47.31%) SQL
2 24 (25.81%) Java
3 15 (16.13%) C#
4 11 (11.83%) C
5 9 (9.68%) Perl
5 9 (9.68%) C++
5 9 (9.68%) Python
6 6 (6.45%) VBScript
7 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.15%) VB
9 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.08%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.08%) PHP5
10 1 (1.08%) PHP4
10 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (38.71%) ISEB
2 18 (19.35%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.38%) Degree
5 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.23%) HND
6 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) PMP
7 1 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 21 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) cPanel
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) SAP
2 11 (11.83%) Oracle
3 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.30%) HP
4 4 (4.30%) Business Objects
5 3 (3.23%) Telerik
5 3 (3.23%) Nokia
6 1 (1.08%) Apple
6 1 (1.08%) Rackspace
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