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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 28 55
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +27
Contract jobs citing QA 15 74 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.42% 5.62% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.63% 38.54% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 35 22
Median daily rate £295 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £273 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £16.09 £57.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.77% +395.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
96 192 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.12% 14.58% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 88 53
Median daily rate £400 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £265 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £24.55 £40.00 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +288.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £13.45 £9.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.15 £57.00 £11.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -25 7 £300 -12.72% 1
High Wycombe -3 4 £188 -51.61% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 20 (52.63%) Finance
3 16 (42.11%) SAP
4 15 (39.47%) ISEB
5 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (28.95%) PL/SQL
6 11 (28.95%) Oracle
6 11 (28.95%) XML
6 11 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (28.95%) SDLC
7 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (23.68%) Java
8 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Marketing
8 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
9 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
9 8 (21.05%) V-Model
9 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
9 8 (21.05%) Data Mining
10 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.79%) Electronics
11 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
11 6 (15.79%) Manufacturing
11 6 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (15.79%) Programme Management
12 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
12 5 (13.16%) Selenium

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%) SAS
2 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (7.89%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (5.26%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
2 8 (21.05%) Data Mining
2 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 5 (13.16%) SAP BI
3 5 (13.16%) SAP BW
4 3 (7.89%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (5.26%) Big Data
5 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (5.26%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (5.26%) QlikView
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.63%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) Maven
2 3 (7.89%) Toad
2 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.26%) Android Studio
3 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.26%) Rational Rose
3 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) Appium
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) JBehave
4 1 (2.63%) JMeter
4 1 (2.63%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.63%) Subversion
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Marketing
3 6 (15.79%) Electronics
3 6 (15.79%) Manufacturing
3 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Analyst
2 18 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) SQL Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) SAP Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) SAP Test Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) QA Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Report Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) SQL Reporting Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Android Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Campaign Executive
7 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.89%) QA Tester
7 3 (7.89%) SAP BW Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) XML
2 5 (13.16%) HTML
3 4 (10.53%) Spring
4 3 (7.89%) Android SDK
4 3 (7.89%) JSP
4 3 (7.89%) SOAP
5 2 (5.26%) .NET
5 2 (5.26%) Middleware
6 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (2.63%) CSS3
6 1 (2.63%) HTML5
6 1 (2.63%) J2EE
6 1 (2.63%) jQuery
6 1 (2.63%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) WSDL
6 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Contactless
1 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.63%) NHS
1 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
2 3 (7.89%) Android
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) SDLC
3 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.05%) V-Model
5 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 6 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (15.79%) Programme Management
7 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
7 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
8 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity Planning
9 3 (7.89%) Campaign Management
9 3 (7.89%) Data Reconciliation
9 3 (7.89%) Marketing Automation
9 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) PL/SQL
3 9 (23.68%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) SAP
2 11 (28.95%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) HP
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