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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 28 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.36% 2.61% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.14% 30.36% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 12
Average daily rate
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£338 £278 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £177 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £57.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+86.25% +19.40%
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
139 112 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.72% 8.58% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 54 34
Average daily rate £394 £318 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.01% -24.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £177 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £445 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £17.19 £20.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.14% +58.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.40 £8.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £34.15 £13.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.54 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +10.81%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 -10 12 £365 +33.33% 1
Aylesbury - 4 £219 - 1
High Wycombe -2 2 £249 -26.29%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 29 (29.59%) Finance
2 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.41%) Test Management
4 19 (19.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (16.33%) SAP
6 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
6 15 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (15.31%) Waterfall
7 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 14 (14.29%) UNIX
7 14 (14.29%) SQL
8 13 (13.27%) ISEB
9 12 (12.24%) V-Model
9 12 (12.24%) SDLC
10 11 (11.22%) AIX
10 11 (11.22%) XML
10 11 (11.22%) Project Management
11 10 (10.20%) Validation
11 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
11 10 (10.20%) Software Testing
11 10 (10.20%) Relational Database
12 9 (9.18%) Mentoring
12 9 (9.18%) WebSphere
12 9 (9.18%) Test Strategy
12 9 (9.18%) DB2
12 9 (9.18%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.18%) Change Management
13 8 (8.16%) Programme Management
13 8 (8.16%) MS Office

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Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 9 (9.18%) WebSphere Application Server
1 9 (9.18%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.06%) Node.js
5 2 (2.04%) Drupal
5 2 (2.04%) ArcGIS
5 2 (2.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.02%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.02%) SAS
6 1 (1.02%) JBoss
6 1 (1.02%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.16%) MS Office
3 6 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) MS Project
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) SAP BCA
1 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.02%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) DWDM
1 3 (3.06%) Intranet
1 3 (3.06%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.04%) SAN
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) OSPF
3 1 (1.02%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.02%) Network Security
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.02%) LAN
3 1 (1.02%) SDH
3 1 (1.02%) WAN
3 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.18%) DB2
3 7 (7.14%) SAP BW
4 4 (4.08%) Data Mining
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.04%) SAP BI
7 1 (1.02%) QlikView
7 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.02%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) JIRA
1 4 (4.08%) Selenium
1 4 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.08%) WebDriver
1 4 (4.08%) HP UFT
2 3 (3.06%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.06%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.02%) Subversion
4 1 (1.02%) WinRunner
General
1 29 (29.59%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Banking
2 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.08%) Retail
3 4 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.08%) Automotive
4 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.06%) Marketing
5 2 (2.04%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) Local Government
6 1 (1.02%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) German Language
Job Titles
1 38 (38.78%) Analyst
2 16 (16.33%) Developer
2 16 (16.33%) Test Analyst
3 11 (11.22%) Test Manager
4 10 (10.20%) Test Leader
5 6 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.12%) QA Manager
6 5 (5.10%) Tester
6 5 (5.10%) Testing Manager
6 5 (5.10%) QA Analyst
6 5 (5.10%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (4.08%) Governance Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Programme Manager
7 4 (4.08%) Architect
7 4 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.22%) XML
2 6 (6.12%) .NET
3 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.06%) PhoneGap
4 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.04%) HTML5
4 2 (2.04%) CSS3
4 2 (2.04%) CSS
4 2 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (1.02%) JSP
5 1 (1.02%) SOAP
5 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.02%) Spring
5 1 (1.02%) Ajax
5 1 (1.02%) Java EE
5 1 (1.02%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.08%) User Experience
2 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) Pharmacovigilance
3 3 (3.06%) Blog
3 3 (3.06%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.04%) DTV
4 2 (2.04%) GIS
4 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.02%) iPad
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.02%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.02%) SCADA
5 1 (1.02%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.29%) UNIX
2 11 (11.22%) AIX
3 8 (8.16%) Windows
4 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) Solaris
5 2 (2.04%) Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.41%) Test Management
3 19 (19.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (15.31%) Waterfall
5 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 12 (12.24%) V-Model
6 12 (12.24%) SDLC
7 11 (11.22%) Project Management
8 10 (10.20%) Validation
8 10 (10.20%) Software Testing
9 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.18%) Change Management
9 9 (9.18%) Mentoring
9 9 (9.18%) Test Strategy
10 8 (8.16%) CRM
10 8 (8.16%) Programme Management
11 7 (7.14%) Migration
12 6 (6.12%) Data Analysis
12 6 (6.12%) BDD
12 6 (6.12%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (6.12%) Ruby
3 5 (5.10%) C#
4 4 (4.08%) C
5 3 (3.06%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.04%) Java
7 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.02%) C++
7 1 (1.02%) Python
7 1 (1.02%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 13 (13.27%) ISEB
2 6 (6.12%) Degree
3 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.04%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.04%) GNVQ
5 2 (2.04%) HNC
5 2 (2.04%) HND
6 1 (1.02%) CCNP
6 1 (1.02%) CCNA
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) GxP
2 2 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) GCP
3 1 (1.02%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.06%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) SAP
2 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.14%) HP
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle
4 5 (5.10%) Brocade
5 4 (4.08%) Cisco
6 3 (3.06%) IBM
6 3 (3.06%) Adobe
6 3 (3.06%) Remedy
6 3 (3.06%) VMware
6 3 (3.06%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.04%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.04%) ESRI
7 2 (2.04%) EMC
7 2 (2.04%) NetApp
7 2 (2.04%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.02%) Cognos
8 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.02%) Citrix