The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing QA 47 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.58% 2.61% 2.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.31% 23.08% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 13
Average daily rate
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£268 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £277 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.25% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
137 117 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.43% 11.29% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 25
Average daily rate £310 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £248 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £26.75 £14.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.36% +81.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.12 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £16.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
QA
South East

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +16 25 £314 +13.06% 2
High Wycombe - 12 £225 - 6
Marlow - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 2
Beaconsfield - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 32 (39.02%) SQL
2 28 (34.15%) Finance
3 18 (21.95%) ISEB
4 16 (19.51%) Security Cleared
5 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
5 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
5 15 (18.29%) Windows
6 14 (17.07%) SAP
6 14 (17.07%) Java
7 12 (14.63%) C#
7 12 (14.63%) UNIX
7 12 (14.63%) Test Management
8 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (12.20%) Migration
9 10 (12.20%) HP
10 9 (10.98%) Automotive
10 9 (10.98%) Scrum
10 9 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (10.98%) Selenium
11 8 (9.76%) Software Testing
11 8 (9.76%) Integration Testing
11 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
11 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
11 8 (9.76%) Document Management
11 8 (9.76%) SharePoint
12 7 (8.54%) MS Exchange
12 7 (8.54%) ISO 9000
12 7 (8.54%) Change Management
12 7 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting

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Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.54%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.22%) Lync
5 1 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Project
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Summit
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) Internet
1 6 (7.32%) DAB
2 5 (6.10%) ICMP
2 5 (6.10%) SAN
2 5 (6.10%) SMTP
2 5 (6.10%) Firewall
2 5 (6.10%) NAS
2 5 (6.10%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) QlikView
1 4 (4.88%) Big Data
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) DB2
4 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Selenium
2 5 (6.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.22%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.22%) JMeter
5 1 (1.22%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 28 (34.15%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Automotive
3 5 (6.10%) Publishing
3 5 (6.10%) Banking
4 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.66%) Retail
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Electronics
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Analyst
2 10 (12.20%) Test Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) QA Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) QA Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Quality Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Coordinator
6 5 (6.10%) Tester
6 5 (6.10%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Blackberry Support
7 4 (4.88%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (4.88%) Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Support Specialist
8 3 (3.66%) Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) Quality Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Programme Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) Java EE
2 4 (4.88%) Web Services
3 3 (3.66%) XML
4 2 (2.44%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Blackberry
1 5 (6.10%) Cryptography
1 5 (6.10%) CESG
1 5 (6.10%) PKI
2 4 (4.88%) Data Integration
2 4 (4.88%) iPad
3 1 (1.22%) EFT
3 1 (1.22%) DTV
3 1 (1.22%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Windows
2 12 (14.63%) UNIX
3 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.10%) Linux
4 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.88%) Windows NT
6 3 (3.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.63%) Test Management
2 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.20%) Migration
4 9 (10.98%) Scrum
4 9 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (9.76%) Software Testing
5 8 (9.76%) Integration Testing
5 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
5 8 (9.76%) Document Management
6 7 (8.54%) Change Management
6 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.54%) Resource Management
7 6 (7.32%) Functional Testing
7 6 (7.32%) Regression Testing
7 6 (7.32%) Project Management
8 5 (6.10%) OOP
8 5 (6.10%) OO
8 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.10%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.02%) SQL
2 14 (17.07%) Java
3 12 (14.63%) C#
4 6 (7.32%) C++
4 6 (7.32%) VBScript
5 4 (4.88%) Python
5 4 (4.88%) Perl
6 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) ISEB
2 16 (19.51%) Security Cleared
3 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
4 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCSE
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.22%) CITP
7 1 (1.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) ISO 9000
2 3 (3.66%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.22%) BS25999
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.88%) SCCM
3 2 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.07%) SAP
3 10 (12.20%) HP
4 6 (7.32%) Citrix
5 5 (6.10%) StorageTek
5 5 (6.10%) Sun
5 5 (6.10%) VMware
5 5 (6.10%) Lumension
6 4 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.88%) Cognos
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle
7 3 (3.66%) Dundas
8 2 (2.44%) Symantec
9 1 (1.22%) Fujitsu
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