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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 20 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.42% 2.90% 4.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.81% 21.74% 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 41
Median daily rate £375 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £285 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +22.66%
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
119 184 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.42% 13.34% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 78 85
Median daily rate £430 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £196 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £379
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.61 £12.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £39.12 £26.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +47.50%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 0 17 £375 +25.00% 7
Aylesbury - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 12 (35.29%) XML
3 11 (32.35%) Linux
3 11 (32.35%) Data Analysis
4 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (26.47%) ISEB
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 8 (23.53%) ITIL
6 8 (23.53%) SAP
6 8 (23.53%) Selenium
6 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (23.53%) SDLC
7 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database
7 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
7 7 (20.59%) JIRA
7 7 (20.59%) Finance
8 6 (17.65%) IBM
8 6 (17.65%) XML Schema
8 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
8 6 (17.65%) XSLT
8 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
8 6 (17.65%) Python
8 6 (17.65%) J2SE
8 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 6 (17.65%) Log4j
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell

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 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (2.94%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database
2 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 5 (14.71%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (14.71%) Star Schema
3 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
2 7 (20.59%) JIRA
3 6 (17.65%) Log4j
3 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 5 (14.71%) Maven
5 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.88%) MSTest
6 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Electronics
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Applications Support
3 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Informatica Developer
4 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL Developer
4 5 (14.71%) SAP Developer
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Strategy Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Accountant
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Governance Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) XML
2 6 (17.65%) J2SE
2 6 (17.65%) XML Schema
2 6 (17.65%) XSLT
3 5 (14.71%) HTML
3 5 (14.71%) Spring
4 4 (11.76%) JSP
5 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (14.71%) Unix
4 4 (11.76%) Windows
5 3 (8.82%) Android
5 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Data Analysis
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) ITIL
3 8 (23.53%) SDLC
3 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
5 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
5 5 (14.71%) ETL
5 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
5 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Change Management
7 3 (8.82%) CRM
7 3 (8.82%) ERP
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
3 6 (17.65%) Python
4 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) ISEB
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) SAP
3 6 (17.65%) IBM
4 5 (14.71%) Informatica
5 2 (5.88%) Intel Security
5 2 (5.88%) Lumension
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) Percona
6 1 (2.94%) Remedy